5 Best Practices to Avoid Data Center Relocation Disaster

Posted by Judy Jones /

Many CEOs and business owners think data center relocation involves the simple process of unplugging of a few servers, some careful packaging, and a secure shipment to the next location. IT professionals know that it’s actually a lot more complicated than that.

Successful data center migrations involve detailed documentation, well-planned logistics, and sufficient resources to allow everything to move forward without a hitch. If unexpected problems arise that can’t be solved quickly and efficiently, a business’s productivity, profitability, and data security—and sometimes the entire business operation—is at risk.

In this article, Chris Alberding of Fair Point Communications discusses the risks that accompany data center relocation, and the best practices that businesses can use to mitigate those risks.

Read the complete article here: http://blog.fairpoint.com/data-center-services/best-practices-for-data-center-relocation/ and follow these best practices for a seamless migration experience:

Best Practices for Mitigating Risk During Data Center Relocation

  1. Create a team with the necessary skillset for each part of the process.
  2. Document everything, regardless of how unimportant it may seem.
  3. Establish the logistics well in advance.
  4. Allocate sufficient resources to the project.
  5. Keep lines of communication between IT staff and executive management open and informative.

A thorough, well-planned data center relocation plan will consider the nuances of application migration on app performance—before and after the relocation—by incorporating network emulation and testing into the process.

Organizations that want to get a better idea of how their network will perform in a new data center location should consider evaluating their critical applications with a network emulation tool—before investing in a complicated move with its associated relocation, setup, and optimization costs—and after the relocation is complete.

If you’re looking for a way to test your business’ critical apps and functionality to streamline and secure your data center migration, check out the Maxwell family of network emulators for simulating variable network conditions right from the comfort of your own office. Download our whitepaper to understand how apps perform on the network, even under adverse network conditions.

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