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7 PROVEN TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL DATA CENTER MIGRATION

iIntroduction

Whether you ’ re building a new data center , moving to a colocation facility , or transitioning to a cloud / hybrid environment , a data center migration is a complicated , risky endeavor .
Many data center migration teams try to mitigate some of the risks and avoid unwelcome surprises through detailed planning and following best practices .
However , even with these efforts , data center migrations are so complex that some things still fall through the cracks .
In this eBook , we ’ ve compiled a list of proven tips based on our experiences and those of our customers when dealing with data center moves to help data center managers tackle often-overlooked challenges and see success – before , during , and after the move .
What Is a Data Center Migration ?
A data center migration is any movement of data center assets from one location to another . Examples include moving to a new data center , moving to a colocation facility , moving from one room or floor to another within the same data center , and transitioning applications and services to a hybrid / cloud environment .
Data center migrations impact a variety of functional teams and roles , including :
• Data center managers
• Data center operators
• IT teams
• Facilities teams
• Network engineering teams
• Server teams
• Infrastructure teams
• Move team technicians p
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