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 most data center moves before they begin.
- Data Center Move Planning is more important than getting a quick cost estimate. Before you send your staff off to search the Internet for the elusive data center move project plan, step back and do some planning yourself.
- Keeping the move confidential preserves many options including the ability to assemble advance teams to check out data center locations without jeopardizing your negotiating leverage.
- Expecting your Information Technology (IT) staff to know how to move a Data Center properly is unrealistic as most have never completed the task. Get educated with our Data Center Move Guide available in right-hand sidebar.
- Understand that your Data Center Relocation is unique and requires more than a generic data center move checklist you found on the web. Allow us to earn your business and make you the Superhero of your move.
- Be realistic about time-frames. Data Center Moves of size and complexity take 12 months or more to plan and execute properly. We can help you with a realistic time-line with the right services at the right time.
You reason that Google has rescued you before and you search harder to locate elements of your relocation plan. But when you come up short, then what?
- Where can you get our Data Center Move Guide?
- Where do you find the elusive data center move checklist?
- How do you calculate moving expenses for data center relocations?
- How do you write a data center relocation statement of work (SOW)?
- What do you need to know about data center site selection?
- What are the common factors that undermine almost every data center move?
I wrote this book to strip the mystery from a data center move, and to:
- jump start project managers who want to understand the WBS (Work Breakdown Structure) category foundations
- inform Executives about their budget process and cost model
- warn Stakeholders to get Governance right
- slice the Gordian Knot of decision paralysis
- arm Human Resources to recognize key contributors versus the lazy, blanket recognition that demoralizes technical staff
Written in plain language, and organized to accelerate everyone’s understanding, the book is particularly useful for Executives as they form their plan for tackling a data center move.