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Meet the company that’s successfully moved hundreds of data centers since 2002

What's the biggest challenge when relocating a data center? For most IT executives, a major data center transformation is a once or twice a decade event.  For many their most pressing question is:

“What should I be asking now?” 

Many organizations successfully move data centers without external assistance, while many turn to outside experts like TDS to accelerate the project, reduce risk and avoid overloading internal resources. Still others engage a partner for specific pieces of the project. Regardless of where you are on the continuum, TDS can help.

Since 2002, Transitional Data Services has successfully relocated hundreds of data centers across North America and the world. Through these many migration and consolidation projects TDS has recognized that there are 3 key elements to every successful relocation:

  • An accurate inventory of all applications, servers, storage and other assets involved
  • A thorough understanding of asset interdependencies
  • A perfect “runbook” -- the minute-by-minute move-day plan for all migration activities

To execute these complex projects, TDS has created a 4 stage methodology, backed by the industry's premier data center migration solution, TDS TransitionManager™.


Data Center Relocation Project Life Cycle

Data Center Relocation Life CycleMove StrategyBudgetingSite SelectionCommunication PlansEstablish Acceptable Downtime WindowDiscoveryPhysical/ Virtual InventoryApplication InventorySME InterviewsDependency MappingAnalysis & PlanningDependency AnalysisMove Bundles & EventsApplication Performance BenchmarkingAutomated Runbook GenerationExecutionSimulated Move EventCommand Center ManagementReal-Time CommunicationPhysical/Virtual Migration

 

Relocation, Migration, Consolidation

Traditionally, a data center "Relocation" primarily involved physically moving racks of equipment from one location to another. Over the last several years, however, the IT computing landscape has changed, and today's "virtual" data centers typically include a broad range of physically hosted, virtualized, SaaS and cloud-deployed applications. Many IT professionals refer to the relocation of applications from physical servers to virtual instances (either internally managed with technology like VMware, or deployed into the cloud), or from one virtual/cloud location to another, as a "Migration."

A smooth, trouble free, transformation of any or all of these environments is best archived through rigorous planning and disciplined relocation project management. TDS has extensive experience in all of these environments, across hundreds of move events.

Learn more about the TDS's methodologies for data center relocations:

Relocation Tools - TDS TransitionManager™

Based on over a decade of data center relocation, migration and consolidation experience, TDS has created TDS TransitionManager, the industry's premier data center migration solution. TransitionManager was built specifically to implement a complete set of best practices for planning and managing all aspects of both physical and virtual data center migrations. By providing all parties with real-time visibility into all relocation activities, TDS TransitionManager improves communications and collaboration across the team and accelerates migrations while also reducing the risk of unplanned outages.

TransitionManager has been proven to reduce planned downtime by 35 percent over industry standards while simultaneously reducing human error by over 98%.

More Relocation Information:

Choosing the Right 
Co-location Facility

How to Reduce Planned Downtime During a Relocation

Eliminating Human Errors

Equipment Recertification

10 Common Mistakes Made When Relocating

Application Performance Benchmarking to Ensure Success