A successful migration of vital data centre equipment
The investment banking client needed to consolidate its IT equipment, in particular migrating two data centres within a co- location facility into a single newly-provisioned area. This needed to be done over a series of weekends so that downtime could be minimised.
The client partnered with us to conduct a full asset and cabling audit, migration and handover of around 60 devices, including EMP storage racks, HP blade chassis, large Cisco multi-blade switches and data centre-class servers. Our migration teams worked alongside the client’s own engineers to successfully de- cable, relocate and re-cable all devices, according to the meticulous plan established in advance.
The migration was completed without incident, thanks to our joint efforts in planning, experience and migration methods. As a result, the client now benefits from:
- Site management improvements
- Greater power, space and cooling efficiency
- Room to scale up their data centre for refresh andupgrade needs as required
- Improved cable management