Our client needed to relocate one of its POP's from Manchester to Kent. All equipment, comprising of 90 devices, were required to be decommissioned, transported and recommissioned. Due to the nature of our clients business, a dedicated server and colocation host, downtime had to be kept to a minimum.
Our client provided a full audit of all equipment which was being relocated. Aside from a handful of devices, everything was to be re-racked in Kent. The relocation was carried out overnight to reduce the impact of downtime. Our team arrived on site one hour before the servers could be powered off. The team made ready the server flight cases and any packaging materials, before labelling all devices. This ensured that we would identify the device and its new rack destination at the new site staright away. As with most tasks, the greater the preparation the smoother the execution.
At the agreed time, we checked with the client for the green light to proceed. As the cabling was removed and placed into crates, the engineers at the front of the racks began de-racking the servers and associated rack mount rails. These were then packed, protected by anti-static bubble wrap, into our server flight cases.
The team travelled direct to the new location in Kent, keeping the client informed of timings. Upon arrival we wasted no time re-racking the servers.
The relocation was a success, completed both to schedule and to budget.
Managed Server/ Colocation provider