One of the most daunting tasks a Data Center manager can face is a large scale hardware relocation. While today’s technology often allows you to avoid physical moves – you bring new hardware online at your destination, migrate applications there and then decommission the old gear – sometimes you still have to roll up your sleeves and do some heavy lifting.
The scary part, of course, is that your existing hardware has physical and logical dependencies to account for, plus there’s the risk that when you uproot and relocate a device it won’t come back online without incident. The more hardware involved, the more complex the move.
Fortunately, there are steps you can take to streamline a Data Center relocation. Here are several planning tips for mitigating risks, reducing downtime and making the move successful.
Come back on Friday for part two, which addresses moving day!