More than just Data Center Physical Infrastructure…
Technology advances and the COVID-19 pandemic have fundamentally altered the data center landscape
Greater access to internet-related services during worldwide government lockdowns, lower connectivity costs and improved security from cloud and edge computing technologies, and higher efficiency and resiliency from hyperscale and colocation solutions are shaping the data center landscape in the post-pandemic environment.
Rapid changes in information technology (IT), high operating and service costs, space optimization; server consolidations and increasing availability expectations are among the challenges arising from these changes. To meet these challenges, our technology & logistics team members are working with our clients to enable more agile data centers that are capable of dynamically responding to today’s ever-changing business requirements.
If your post-pandemic planning includes modernizing and extending your data center physical infrastructure – or simply moving or relocating to another location – we can help.
Data center server migrations and data center relocations are complex
The data center clients we work with expect a broad range of services from their vendor partners – compliance with physical security and fire prevention protocols while on-site; knowledge of data center physical infrastructure (DCPI) elements like power, cooling, racks and physical housing structures, cabling, security and fire protection; and the same dedication to high quality and integration that the manufacturer exercises. So when you’re moving your infrastructure within your data center or to a new location – getting those elements where they need to be without damaging them or arriving late is a high priority.
As a leading technology and data center relocation services provider, Interstate lays the groundwork for a smooth relocation by analyzing and surveying your needs and prepping your space to minimize the risk of damage, disruption and inconvenience. We set and manage the strategy for your data center server migration or data center relocation to support even the most complex mission-critical environments. Our portfolio of technology-related logistics services includes:
- Consultative project planning and management
- End-to-end move management
- Hardware/software lifecycle support
- Network and cable management
- Secure, chain of custody moving, relocation and supply chain management
- Staff augmentation via outsourcing agreements
- Sustainable decommissioning, recycling and disposal
- Warehousing, transport and inventory management of OEM equipment
Personal attention for a personalized approach
We understand the importance of keeping your servers and data centers online, which is why we assign a dedicated project manager to work with your team, along with our logisticians, packers, movers, installers and other move professionals to make your data center server migration or relocation as smooth as possible. Our holistic, consultative project planning and management approach to data center moves includes considerations for managing logistics costs, coordinating transport, managing chain of custody, insurance coverage, storage and security escorts. Download our white paper, Six IT Infrastructure Considerations for a Successful Data Center Move, for more on the important details that need to be considered as part of your relocation planning process.
Whether it’s moving or decommissioning computer servers, racks or peripherals, complete labs or employee workstations, we are the IT movers that have the know-how and experience in de-racking, packing, securely transporting, re-racking, degaussing, storing and recycling your technology equipment. Our partnership with C2 Management, an industry leader in the asset recovery and electronics recycling industries, ensures electronics are disposed of properly and safely.
Technology and Data Center Services
Asset and Facility Management: Keeping Your Assets Together and Accounted For.
Integration for Staff & Facilities Support
Order Processing & Fulfillment
Project Management: Managing Your Data Center Relocation from End to End.
Auditing & Inspection
Budgeting & Scheduling
Warehousing and Distribution: Safe and Secure Storage for Your Assets’ Time Away.
Shared & Dedicated Options
Data Center Operations: Tracking and Tagging so You Always Know Where Your Hardware Is.
Receiving & Deployment
Asset Tagging & Labeling
Meticulously Managed Chain-of-Custody
Shipping and Transportation: Computer Equipment Movers at Their Best.
Domestic and International
Continuous Chain of Custody
Specialized Services: Answering All Your Needs.
Recycling, Disposal & Disposition
Remarketing & Reuse
Secure Data Destruction with Certificates of Destruction, If Needed
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Premier Data Center Services
Beacon Hill Technologies
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What is a data center migration?
Essentially, a data center migration is when a data center is moved to another location. This process includes systematically disassembling (when necessary), transporting and reinstalling computers, servers, racks and other technology and data equipment into its new location, be it a new building across town or a new floor or room in the same building. Though this includes a physical move, data center relocation also includes logistical and operational complexities that need to be addressed long before the servers are loaded into a truck.
How do you safely transport a computer?
Part of this question relies on the size of your computer. A laptop can be moved easily, whereas larger computers that makeup server rooms and data centers require significantly more care, planning and security.
As a general IT rule of thumb, anytime you plan on doing anything major with your computers, it’s always a good idea to back up your data to one or more locations. Once that’s complete and your computer is ready for the move, packing your computer and its peripherals in secured, protective wraps and cushioning and anchoring it to your transportation vehicle is the best way to transport large, sensitive and expensive electronics and technology.
Is an office reconfiguration right for my data center?
Office reconfigurations are one of many important steps you can take to protect the health and safety of your employees during the coronavirus pandemic, particularly as your data center reopens and employees return to the workplace. Our experienced team of office moving professionals can help you reevaluate and reconfigure office floor plans, desk spacing and modular furniture to maintain physical distance between employees.
Other steps you can take include the placement of signs, decals and highly visible tape on the floor, placed 6 feet apart, to ensure compliance with social distancing guidelines when physical barriers are not possible.