INFRASTRUCTURE RELOCATIONS AND CONSOLIDATIONS
Don’t mess with your IT. Let us do it for you!
Relocating and consolidating your IT infrastructure can be a timely and challenging task, but with the help of IDC Solutions, you can focus on the other challenges at hand and leave the technical stuff behind.
We offer a wide range of services that will simplify your process and reduce costs
When your company is looking to move data centers, it’s important that they choose the right service providers. IDC Solutions can offer assistance throughout this critical period from de-installation of rack mounted servers and associated rails/cabling up through re-installation at new locations with guidance on risk management for smooth execution – ensuring you’re getting expert help in all aspects! Our services include:
● Survey & inventory identification
● Relocation summary and timeline
● Asset tag
● De-installation of equipment
● Removal of associated rails and cabling
● Freight sensitive transport
● Re-installation of equipment
● Re-cabling and testing
We will keep the process simple and straightforward so that we can get your data centre up and running as soon as possible to minimise any disruption to the business.
Our experienced team offers the best solutions in the industry
We know you’re busy so if you need a professional opinion when considering infrastructure relocation and consolidation, IDC Solutions has the resources to help. You can feel confident in our commitment to providing you with world class IT service because we are there every step of the way during the process… from evaluating requirements all the way through to delivery and ongoing support of your IT equipment. Allow us to set up your equipment and software in the best way possible to ensure your efficiency now and in the future.
Once setup is complete, we have a range of other solutions available to maintain, troubleshoot and evolve your IT infrastructure. Discover our range of solutions and services that can be tailored to suit your business.
Frequently Asked Questions
It can be a daunting task when it comes to relocating your infrastructure, however our team endeavour to make the transition smooth and simple. We will give you assistance and advice at every step of the process to prevent major disruptions and help you comfortably relocate.
The best way for a company to ensure the safety of their data during relocation is to use a professional company that has experience in the task. IDC Solutions has been in the business of making sure businesses have peace of mind when surrounded by potential risk for over 40 years, and is fully experienced with any conceivable disaster scenario that can befall companies.
Some of the biggest challenges that data center operators face when moving to a new data center are:
Good planning will help your relocation go smoothly and avoid unnecessary costs and lost productivity. An IT move is more complex than simply moving furniture from one place to another. The first step in IDC Solutions’ planning is to consider three essential things:
Assess your new location in detail. Will the network infrastructure of the previous tenants be sufficient for you? For example, if you work in multimedia you may need to rewire the entire office if you are taking it over from an administrative company that needs only minimal bandwidth.
Ask your property manager for a detailed property plan, showing voice and data network jacks, and electrical outlets. Alternatively, draw your own plan, being careful to measure rooms accurately and show the layout of the existing infrastructure. Mark any areas where you think there may not be enough power and network access. Use the plan to try different configurations of equipment, in consultation with your co-workers and staff. And use it to plan ahead – such as adding network wiring and access points to currently unused areas, so you are ready for future office expansion.
If you plan on keeping your servers at your office, make sure you have a suitable server room. Check that your servers will fit and that it has good independent air conditioning, i.e. a supply that won’t turn warm in Winter or that air conditioning can be installed. Will the room need more data drops and is there capacity for additional servers in the future?
When it comes to installing network and phone cables, involve your installers and network professionals as soon as possible. Your pre-planning will help you to communicate your needs, both now and in the future, so that you can take advantage of their expertise when it comes to planning the implementation. A few hiccups are part of every move, but with a solid plan in place, you will reduce the potential for problems – and you will be able to resolve any that do arise much more efficiently.
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