Relocation Launched Across State Lines
Recently, Compu Dynamics received an urgent request from a
Client who needed to relocate their newly acquired collocated data centers. Our
team of industry professionals jumped into action to make sure all aspects of
the relocation was handled correctly and to ensure no delays. Despite having to
deal with some unforeseen circumstances, our team was able to successfully
relocate the data centers on time and on budget.
The Client had recently acquired another company with
multiple collocated data centers.
The relocation needed to happen within three weeks, at four
different sites in two different states. We quickly mobilized our project
management team that specializes in the planning and execution of
consolidations and relocations. We immediately scheduled planning meetings with
various hardware owners, project managers, and data center colocation
providers. The project became more complicated when we learned that the
facilities had not been visited for some time, and actual inventory data was
only partially known. So, we had to tackle the project with limited information
and extremely short timelines.
Our Client relied on the experience of industry
professionals at Compu Dynamics to create a flexible yet cost-effective
relocation plan. Even though the actual amount of hardware was not known, the
Compu Dynamics team worked diligently to address every other area of the relocation
activity to reduce risk. We had to
uncover answers to critical questions such as what is the path to move
materials within the source and destination facility? Are there weight
restrictions on floors or elevators?
What route will shipping trucks take between sites? What is a backup
road route? Is there any planned road maintenance on the day of the relocation?
What do weather conditions look like for the day of the move? Should hardware
die, can we locally source spares? Are materials needed to be staged locally?
Are there any security concerns around staff taking part in the relocation? The
list goes on and on, and Compu Dynamics project managers had the industry
experience to know what questions to ask to develop a robust yet flexible
The week of the relocation came, and we managed to move
multiple sites on the same day, shipped hardware to different areas of the
country, and collected the old hardware to be e-wasted and recycled. Once
onsite, there was a surprising amount of hardware and materials that we needed
to deal with. Due to our careful preplanning, we were able to deal with the
ambiguity encountered, and each site was completed successfully.
As part of the e-waste portion of the move, hard drives and
other internal media were destroyed in compliance with all local, state, and
federal laws. Additionally, there was a small portion of hardware that had
residual value and was able to be resold and credited back to the corporation
(who doesn’t love getting money back?!).
What had started off as a last-minute project with a high
level of uncertainty and risk, turned out to be a well-orchestrated multi state
relocation that was finished on time and within budget. By leveraging the Compu
Dynamics team, the Client was able to focus on their core business and trust
that Compu Dynamics would handle the rest.
Whether you are looking at a consolidation or relocation a
year in advance or have 24 hours to hit a deadline, Compu Dynamics is ready to
help you achieve your mission critical needs. Contact us today to see how
we can help you get started.