Vinay Nagpal of Digital Realty Data Centers and Kelly Morgan of 451 Research participated in a webinar about data center migrations providing best practices and tips for successfully and efficiently moving infrastructure between data centers with minimal operational impact to your company.
There are many reasons why companies would need to physically move into a new data center. They may have outgrown their existing data center space. They could be looking to move from a retail data center to a wholesale colocation data center. They may not be satisfied with the services they receive from their existing data center provider. Or, they could be moving their data center because of a change to their company, strategy or organization.
Regardless of why a company may be moving, the process of moving a data center remains a big task. And much of the work lies in the planning, the budgeting and the preparation for the move. See a list of 10 things that you should do in advance of any data center migration, courtesy of Vinay and Kelly.
Vinay Nagpal and Kelly Morgan also discussed considerations and best practices for during-and-after the migration in their data center migration webinar, the role that data center providers can play in a migration, and reasons why companies may want to move data centers. Learn more about Digital Realty data centers.