Ah, moving day. You’ve spent weeks packing your valuables into boxes and are now fervently hoping your movers treat them like priceless artifacts rather than testing their bounce factor. Sure, said movers are either complete strangers you’ve hired or friends you’ve enticed with beer and pizza, but what could possibly go wrong?
Data Center moves are both safer and riskier than personal ones. No heirlooms are at risk, which is nice. Then again, even if folks scuff your flat-screen TV or drop some dishware, it won’t have the same impact as if a rack of production servers fails to come back online after being moved.
I wrote earlier this week about how to plan for a major Data Center relocation. Now let’s talk about successfully executing it, including how to streamline your activities and reduce your associated downtime.