Proven Data Center Moving Tips

Do you want a successful data center move? First timers and veterans alike want to succeed with their data center move. I’ve made most of the mistakes I warn you about in my book “What Everybody Ought to Know Before Moving a Data Center.” I understand that you have no time to waste. I understand Read more about Proven Data Center Moving Tips[…]

Desktop Moving Guide for 2013

We don’t move desktops but think the task should be done with the same rigor as any professional project. We’ve been sharing our Desktop Moving Guide online in an effort to help those confronted with this task in their organization. The guide covers these important stages: Preparation Labeling De-Stage Re-Stage Common Mistakes Use this guide Read more about Desktop Moving Guide for 2013[…]

Avoid Data Center Relocation Post-Move Mistakes

Is it surprising that a data center relocation can uncover organizational issues in addition to the technical challenges encountered? Yet, many are unprepared for this painful reality. From a budget perspective, post-move tasks are rarely forecast which results in ad-hoc responses. From a personnel standpoint, staff losses during the post-move period are common. Retention bonuses, Read more about Avoid Data Center Relocation Post-Move Mistakes[…]

The Data Center Relocation Budgeting Paradox

In a perfect world, a data center migration would be planned and executed for a fixed budget amount with no surprises or overruns. For data center moves, however, it seems the complicated problems show up at the end when the budget has been depleted and the stakes are high to get the problems resolved. How Read more about The Data Center Relocation Budgeting Paradox[…]

The New Year Brings a New Data Center Moving Guide

Every data center move is unique and every move is important to us. We’ve updated our popular data center moving guide for 2011. Enter your e-mail address in the form on your right to receive this 28 page guide. E-Oasis Wants to Earn Your Business While many white papers are written carefully to disclose very Read more about The New Year Brings a New Data Center Moving Guide[…]

Not All Data Center Moves Are Complicated

Make no mistake, we’d like to earn your data center relocation business. However, not all data center moves are alike. They can range from complex to straight-forward and everything in-between. When you research a data center relocation on the web, it’s easy to find conflicting information about the task.  Some data center moving project managers Read more about Not All Data Center Moves Are Complicated[…]

How To Choose A Data Center Relocation Firm

Having help moving your data center can free your scarce resources — if you know what to look for. The value of planning and executing a data center relocation is easy to see.  Done well, customers and staff alike are informed, downtime is minimized, and your company avoids negative press.   Finding a firm that Read more about How To Choose A Data Center Relocation Firm[…]

5 Things to Know Before Moving Your Data Center

Data center moves are not common events for most organizations.  As a result, the response to this event can range from chaotic panic to a complete lack of urgency. We’ve compiled some resources to help you understand the complexity with five things you can do right now. Get the Data Center Moving Guide Understand the Read more about 5 Things to Know Before Moving Your Data Center[…]

Complexity Blindness and Data Center Relocations

Moving a data center is not an ordinary event in most corporate environments.  While most know that planning and preparation are critical to a successful relocation, there are a number of elements that trip up even the most careful planner during their data center move. Complexity Blindness Underestimating complexity is widespread and a common affliction Read more about Complexity Blindness and Data Center Relocations[…]

Data Center Moving Workshop Series

Making good decisions is not just a requirement of the C-Suite. It’s a critical skill at every level of an organization. When considering a data center move, how do you know which decisions you’ll encounter? How do you avoid decision paralysis costing valuable time? What if you could attend a customized workshop at your facility? Read more about Data Center Moving Workshop Series[…]

Keep Your Options Open When Moving Your Data Center

Whether you move your data center yourself or engage data center move services, you are going to need to budget, plan, execute, and clean up the post-move mess. Avoiding common relocation mistakes while keeping your job can be quite a challenge. Our data center moving guide can help you understand the relocation process. We’ve revised Read more about Keep Your Options Open When Moving Your Data Center[…]

Transitional CIO, CTO, and IT Services

Transitional or Interim services are not for every organization, but few are prepared for the sudden departure of a key executive. While it’s  typical for us to  provide these transitional services as part of a Data Center Relocation,  the services are available to all organizations. What Problem Are You Trying to Solve? We don’t pretend Read more about Transitional CIO, CTO, and IT Services[…]

Four Reasons Not to Relocate Your Data Center

Data Center relocations can be justified from a number of perspectives. Out of power, out of space, and inadequate cooling are all common reasons for a data center move. But what are the compelling reasons to stay put? Lack of a comprehensive data center moving plan. Don’t be rushed into a data center relocation without Read more about Four Reasons Not to Relocate Your Data Center[…]

Accidental Data Center Planning

While many organizations operate more than one data center, it’s rare that any two are alike. External forces often manifest as a crisis where something must be done about the data centers. Expand, contract, consolidate, or relocate are common outcomes. While it’s true that best-practice experts will preach continuous planning, it’s also true that most Read more about Accidental Data Center Planning[…]

Learn More About Data Center Moving

Our Data Center Moving Blog helps you learn more about data center moving. The posts to this site can be found by category: Data Center Moving Checklist Data Center Relocation Data Center Site Selection Corporate Relocations The Sitemap below shows all of the topics on this site. Subscribe to Blog updates via e-mail on the Read more about Learn More About Data Center Moving[…]

A New Year, A New Data Center Move Guide

Every data center move is unique and every move is important to us. We’ve updated our popular data center moving guide for 2009 doubling its size to over 20 pages. E-Oasis Wants to Earn Your Business While many white papers are written carefully to disclose very little information, ours are different. Make no mistake – Read more about A New Year, A New Data Center Move Guide[…]

Desktop Moving Guide Updated for 2009

We’ve updated our  Desktop Moving Guide with additional content and mistakes to avoid for 2009. Moving your desktops during your corporate relocation does not have to be complicated or mysterious. Computers should not be treated as furniture. Download our Free Desktop Moving Guide and learn how you can move desktops the right way. The guide Read more about Desktop Moving Guide Updated for 2009[…]

What’s The Secret To Becoming a Data Center Magnet?

That’s the funny thing. It’s not a secret. John Rath put together a great piece on why the Midwest could become a data center magnet. It’s a good read. Especially for economic development organizations struggling to differentiate their areas. How many of these factors do you have? How well do you stack up against the Read more about What’s The Secret To Becoming a Data Center Magnet?[…]

Do It Yourself Data Center Moving?

Should you move your data center yourself? Of course that depends on quite a few factors. When talking to most do-it-yourselfers, you quickly discover that this will be their very first data center move. You also learn that they are already planning to commit many of the common data center move mistakes that will make Read more about Do It Yourself Data Center Moving?[…]

Can you Afford Your Assumption Errors?

You’ve been tasked to find out how much it’s going to cost to move your data center. After searching, downloading data center move white papers, and expanding your search to data center move checklists, you haven’t found a single “average cost to move a data center”. And if you received an answer from your search, Read more about Can you Afford Your Assumption Errors?[…]

What’s Next After the RFP?

Learn to write an RFP with our free crash course. You may be required by your organization’s purchasing policy to use a formal solicitation and selection process for your data center relocation. Good Data Center Relocation RFP’s are not easy to write and are even harder to evaluate. A data center move of even moderate Read more about What’s Next After the RFP?[…]

The Executive’s Guide to Data Center Move Planning

Important: This is the data center moving guide that Executives should not be without! Most Data Center moves begin with the C-Level suite typically with a seemingly simple question: “How much is it going to cost us to move our data center?” In the scramble to answer that question, a less-than-scientific process begins that often jeopardizes Read more about The Executive’s Guide to Data Center Move Planning[…]

Fooled into Inaction

Much has been written and discussed about the current business cycle, the future of the economy, the clear investor panic, and the sea-change in consumer confidence. A common theme is emerging from the C-Suite and no wonder! Virtually every media outlet from traditional to online is participating in the parade of panic. And that parade Read more about Fooled into Inaction[…]

Common Executive Management Misconceptions of Data Center Moves

Moving a data center should be a systematic task with plenty of planning and execution time to produce a solid relocation plan. More often, it’s a scramble to meet an objective set by executive management as part of a larger effort. Some common executive management misconceptions include: Moving a data center is easy. The Information Read more about Common Executive Management Misconceptions of Data Center Moves[…]

Diversity Defeats Downtime – A Lesson Remembered?

Data Center Knowledge does a great job of aggregating the downtime woes that continue to manifest in ways that should or could have been addressed. There continues to be a lesson learned from decades of computing infrastructure knowledge that stubbornly refuses to translate into a lesson remembered. Lesson Learned: Diversity Defeats Downtime Within the data Read more about Diversity Defeats Downtime – A Lesson Remembered?[…]

Losing Staff During Post-Move is Common

Many organizations fail to plan properly for the post-move phase. Circuits and facilities need to be decommissioned, rapid response teams need to be ready to resolve unforeseen problems, and executive management needs to provide the proper budget to this phase so that staff is not stretched to the breaking point. Executives need to be aware Read more about Losing Staff During Post-Move is Common[…]

A Data Center Move Primer for Regional Economic Development Agencies

As reported by Rich Miller at DataCenterKnowlege, forward-thinking Regional Economic Development Agencies are focusing on attracting large data center projects. The debate continues on the real economic impact after accounting for tax incentives and infrastructure improvements given the relatively small amount of jobs these large footprint data centers create. What many economic development agencies may Read more about A Data Center Move Primer for Regional Economic Development Agencies[…]

How Do You Calculate Moving Expenses For Relocations?

Many data center or computer room moves are often part of a larger corporate relocation. In the early decision-making process, a judgment is made to determine the feasibility of the move and the cost. The computer room or data center expenses can often be an after-thought. In the rush to get to a budget number, Read more about How Do You Calculate Moving Expenses For Relocations?[…]

How to Write a Data Center Relocation Statement of Work (SOW)

Special Offer: Want the free checklist? Answer these 3 questions. Learn to write an RFP with our free crash course. Writing a Statement of Work (SOW) for a Data Center Relocation can be a daunting task. Has your Google search for an example to jump start your efforts left you frustrated? While there are entire Read more about How to Write a Data Center Relocation Statement of Work (SOW)[…]

What do you need to know about data center site selection?

Let’s stipulate that many experts can help you with a site selection for your data center. Further, you can search for checklists and overviews and devise your own methodology. In case that is all you are looking for, here’s an overview from Ron Hughes. But before you start, what do you really need to know? Read more about What do you need to know about data center site selection?[…]

The Elusive Datacenter Move Checklist

UPDATE: This post has been substantially updated with more content. See the new and improved content:  Data Center Move Checklist Primer   The searching comes in many forms from a sample data center WBS (Work Breakdown Structure) to a relocation move checklist, to a project plan for data center relocation, to a search for typical Read more about The Elusive Datacenter Move Checklist[…]

Common Undermining Move Factors with Data Center Relocations

While every data center move has unique challenges at every phase, some common factors are at work undermining the move’s success. Awareness and action can mean the difference in the success or failure of your move. Let’s explore a few of them. No Common Sense of Urgency (or No Urgency at all !) The Accelerating Read more about Common Undermining Move Factors with Data Center Relocations[…]

How to Move your Business – Understand the Scope

This is the first part in a series of posts to help you understand the elements for a successful business move focusing on the information technology (IT) components. Moving your business is not like moving your home, although many have made this mistake.Perhaps you’ve been searching for a sample checklist or Microsoft Project Plan to Read more about How to Move your Business – Understand the Scope[…]