Unfortunately, there are lots of crucial things that can go very wrong during a data center relocation. Your machines might not start up because your equipment was broken in transit. You’re missing hardware or software. Your authentication process or networking might not be set up properly. You may miss your projected deadline. But, you shouldn’t give in to the old adage, “what can go wrong, will go wrong.” There are plenty of ways to plan for or avoid pitfalls during your data center relocation. Here are some common data center relocation pitfalls and how to deal with them.
What To Do When No One Knows What To Do
Pitfall: Your business is getting ready to relocate its data center, and no one knows what to do.
Solution: Plan and delegate. Make a plan and have several contingency plans. Make sure everyone had a role, even if that role is to continue business as usual. Statistically, if your data center relocation is run and supported by senior management, it’s likely to be more successful. So, trust your management team to prepare and find the right data center relocation company for your business.
What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Upgrade
Pitfall: Your company realizes that it needs to relocate its data center, but it doesn’t know what to upgrade.
Solution: Get to know your needs before a relocation. Test old equipment and figure out which needs upgrading and which equipment needs replacing or removal. Take inventory of the dependencies of each department so you can determine what hardware and software you’ll need to accommodate them.
What To Do When You’re Worried About Security
Pitfall: Your company wants to relocate its data center, but you worry about security.
Solution: Consider your current networking, security and the authentication impacts of a data center relocation. Revisit your data security protocols to make sure that your data is secure when you transport the hardware and software. Don’t be afraid to contact an expert.
What To Do When You Don’t Have Enough Time Or Staff Members
Pitfall: You don’t have enough staff to pull off a data center relocation in the timeframe you need.
Solution: Don’t try to pull it off yourselves, hire a third-party company with a team you can trust. This allows your staff to supervise the relocation, but more importantly, they can take care of regular business while the relocation is happening. A trusted third party will also keep you on schedule, without losing a day of business.
When You Still Don’t Know What To Do, Contact Critical Power
Here at Critical Power, we understand your fears, your apprehensions and the pitfalls of data center relocation. But we have something else, solutions. Contact us for more information on how we can solve your data center relocation pitfalls.