RISK AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
The greatest concerns in moving a data center are:
- effect to your business in terms of downtime;
- risk to your equipment and data during the physical move;
- human error, balancing daily job tasks with relocation duties and details
US NET has been addressing these concerns in data center relocations and
migrations for years and brings proven approaches and solutions to the project.
Proper planning and execution can dramatically reduce the downtime risk in a data center relocation, but nothing can completely eliminate risk. US NET takes a deliberate approach that first addresses minimizing risk in the amount of time your equipment will be out of service as it moves. We achieve this with extensive pre-planning and destination site preparation insuring that all the steps are properly sequenced and that the destination site is practically "plug and play" ready for the delivery. Nonetheless, to further mitigate your risk we develop contingency plans for the various risk areas to enable us and our customers to respond rapidly and coherently in the event of a problem.
The physical risk to your data and equipment in a move must be addressed as well. At US NET we pride ourselves in providing true electronic transport and handling for your equipment. Unfortunately it is a common mistake to put all the effort on the disconnect and installation at origination & destination while
the physical packing and transportation is turned over to a generic moving company. The physical transport is not the place to cut corners or simply take for granted. US NET manages the transport according to rigid packing and transportation standards we developed for the specific purpose of protecting your equipment.
Resource leveling can also become a risk factor in your relocation. An internally managed relocation typically places the burden on IT and technical resources that already have full-time responsibilities. Ideally you want your IT and technical resources focusing on the logical aspects of your network, to complete the installation and through the next day to complete the activation.
US NET provides the planning and technical resources to take much of the workload off your team and insure that they are fresh and ready to go as the installation is completed and activation begins.
If you are planning a data center relocation or migration, give US NET a call and let us show you how we reduce your risk through our processes, contingency planning and the ability to help you address your resource leveling.