You thought it would never happen. You’ve carefully investigated your requirements and planned your data center migration and now you can start to execute that plan. It’s a risky time, you don’t want to do anything that will interrupt user access or take out critical applications. Here are a few tips to help you overcome challenges as you move.
You know the company blackout days to avoid, you’ve created a plan for the move, now’s the time to put that plan into action. But before you do, make sure:
With multiple steps and interdependent workflows, you’ll need to carefully keep a steely eye on each and every step to ensure you start the next workflow at the correct time.
While much of the data center move may be in the hands of other project stakeholders, including third parties, you need to have a clear vision at every stage of the execution phase. That’s going to mean constant phone calls and emails to ensure that every step is completed, taking up a lot of your team’s time.
Even once you’ve completed your move and validated success, the data center migration program isn’t over. Following the move, you need to manage the disposal of old assets, incorporating them in your IT asset disposition (ITAD) program and find a way to continually monitor your current assets, their requirements and team usage, the data center environment, hardware and other factors to optimize your investment. Find out how best to do this to save costs, enhance performance and the end user service experience.
ReadyWorks believes in using automation at every stage of the data center migration project to replace repetitive manual tasks and simplify the execution of plan by:
Up Next in our 4-part series on Data Center Migration Success: Optimization.
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