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Nine Best Practices in Migrating Equipment From One Data Center to Another

Published: 20 November 2014

ID: G00271301

Analyst(s): Mike Chuba, David Cappuccio


Advanced planning and preparation is the key to any large scale data center migration project. These best practices will help establish a firm foundation and help I&O project leaders avoid unnecessary surprises and costs.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Know Thy Contracts
  • Know Thy Business
  • Establish the Project Team
  • Ensure That No Component of the Move Is at Risk
  • Decide Whether You Are Moving Equipment or Not
  • Decide Whether the Migration Will Be "Big Bang" or Staged

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