DATACENTER MIGRATION

WE HELP COMPANIES TO TIME, PLAN
AND MANAGE LARGE DATA CENTER MOVES

SMOOTHLY, ON TIME
AND WITH NO IMPACT ON BUSINESS

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ORBIT AS AN EXPERIENCED MIGRATION PARTNER

Migrating a datacenter is a strategically, personnel and organizationally demanding project requiring many competent decisions.
In a nerve-wracking period, we provide companies with the knowledge, skills and discretion of an experienced guide.

WHAT HAVE WE BEEN THROUGH?

6

migration projects

294

of relocated racks

2270

of the relocated hardware

14369

of relocated cables

Ondřej Darvaš | Volkswagen Financial Services“We chose ORBIT for the data centre relocation project because of its experience with similar projects and its approach. I especially appreciate the overall project management with a lot of suppliers and partners, the developed framework and the technical expertise. Due to our satisfaction, this project started the cooperation with ORBIT on other activities.”

Ondřej Darvaš
Head of IT Operations and Digitalization, Volkswagen Financial Services

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WHEN DO COMPANIES CONTACT US?

When a datacenter is built gradually,
it's already difficult and expensive to keep it running,
to service and ensure compatibility
of all elements.

When the location of the current DC
does not meet the company's needs,
e.g., due to a corporate relocation
or a provider's change.

When a company moves to a hybrid model
or plans to consolidate computing
platforms
, it brings a reduction of space
of the datacenter.

HOW IT WORKS
DATACENTER MIGRATION

The form of the migration project depends on the requirements and goals of the client. The overall scenario therefore looks different every time. It typically consists of at least a thousand steps that have a precise order and timing.

The individual phases of the project are based on our manual (a product of the ORBIT 160+ methodology) refined and tested through the implementation of many projects focused on consulting in the field of data center optimization and relocation.

Data centre migration process | ORBIT

GENERAL STRUCTURE OF PROJECT PHASES

  • Choosing a data centre
  • Migration strategies and migration assumptions
    • Approach to technology migration
    • DC Layout, Rack Layout, Moved Technology, Wiring Book
    • Developing a detailed migration procedure
    • Communication strategies
  • Preparation of the new site and infrastructure
    • Preparation and acceptance of the new DC including stress test
    • DC topology extension
    • Switching data and voice lines
    • Technology implementation
    • Test phase
  • Technology relocation and DC commissioning
    • Implementation of proposed migration waves according to migration waves
    • Protection of moving technologies during transport
      • Packaging material, climate boxes, cushioned pallets
      • Shock indicators, tilt sensors, seals
      • Ensuring safety procedures, transport escort
      • Handling and transport insurance
  • Decommissioning of the old DC
    • Transition to the new DC operating model
    • Shutdown and disposal of technologies in the old DC
    • Termination of contracts
    • Revision of service and license agreements

We can step into a migration project at any stage of the overall scenario and meet the client’s expectations.

The physical move itself during the migration weekend may represent only a small fraction of the entire project. Professional dismantling, assembly and transport are subcontracted in the project.

We use our own TaskControl application to manage datacenter migration.

Petr Štengl, Česká pojišťovna | ORBIT“ORBIT brought to the project competence, experience, excellent understanding of the environment of large companies and a perfect understanding of our needs. The migration project turned out great.”

Petr Štengl
Director of IT Operations, Česká pojišt’ovna

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ARE YOU GOING TO MOVE TO A NEW ONE?

Experience with data centre operations is not rare in the IT industry. I’ve also collected a lot of them. But it was only at ORBIT that I learned about the possibilities of consolidating and optimizing data centers and, in fact, IT infrastructure as a whole.

I enjoy working with my colleagues to help customers realize savings, implement automation or efficiently migrate their data centers.

Together we will find a solution for you.

Jan Datel | ORBIT
Jan Datel
Key account manager

TO WHOM HAVE WE ALREADY MOVED THE DATA CENTER?

Datacenter migration clients | ORBIT