Data Center Relocation & Consolidation Services

Top Gun delivers complete, end-to-end relocations, including consulting, project management, planning, secure transportation, de-install and reinstall services. Data Center Relocation services are designed for scalability that can flex to handle single device relocations to complex relocations and consolidations.

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Secure your business’s future with Top Gun Technology’s data center relocation services. Don’t risk data loss, downtime, or lost revenue with a poorly executed move. Trust our experienced team for a stress-free, successful relocation or consolidation, and focus on what matters most – your business.

Mergers, acquisitions and consolidations are on the rise in every industry. Keeping up with changing company strategies means that on-premise data center hardware assets are subject to lift/shifts, migrations, relocations and a variety of other physical and logical changes, often under tight deadlines and with limited resources.

Having a trusted partner that offers a proven approach to multi-OEM data center migrations becomes a critical success factor whether moving critical assets across the data center floor, across town or across the world.

Top Gun’s unique ability to combine multi-OEM, L3-engineers with specialized migration experts ensures move events will be expertly planned, executed on time, within budget, and most importantly, infused with risk identification and mitigation solutions.

Within a proven methodology, Top Gun delivers complete, end-to-end relocations, including consulting, project management, planning, secure transportation, de-install and reinstall services.

Data Center Relocation services are designed for scalability that can flex to handle single device relocations to complex relocations and consolidations.

Equipment Relocation Solutions with Built-In Risk Avoidance

Mission critical data center move events require smart planning, swift execution, technical hands-on experts, gap/risk identification strategies and impeccable custody tracking and control.

Skipping any of these critical success elements can lead to a poor outcome.

Top Gun helps avoid the risks by providing turn-key or augmented services, depending on your internal resources and skillsets.

Pre-Move Planning

  • Readiness Assessments including gap and risk mitigation solutions
  • Workload and capacity analysis of current-state and future-state environments
  • Physical and logical transition planning of hardware, software/applications and data sets
  • Identification, sequencing and mapping inter-dependencies between systems
  • Support and guide application owners on post-migration testing scripts
  • Move Event Planning – single (“Big-Bang”) or multi-phase events
  • Site audits, tagging and validation with CMDBs
  • Asset planning related to refresh, retirement, take-out and e-waste management
  • TrueViewSM Advisory service to identify dependencies on OEMs and TPMs during the move process
  • Cross-functional project management of any and all pre-migration activities

Execution

  • Around the clock management of timed events with real-time communications to stakeholders
  • 7×24 access to SaaS-based tool providing transparency across the move operation
  • Remote and ground-based technical expertise specifically trained on multi-OEM servers, data storage and networking devices
  • Global Smart Hands performing racking/de-racking, packing, securing and transporting of enterprise hardware assets, where and when they are needed
  • Access to speed-carts, spare inventory and on-call L3 engineers during all move events
  • Break/fix engineers onsite or near site for any hardware maintenance needed
  • Chain of custody monitoring of all handlers and transport providers
  • Tracking and sign-off procedures on every asset at every step of the operation
  • Unpacking, re-racking and installation of multi-OEM systems

Post-Move Services

  • Initiate “Power-up” activities with hardware diagnostics, with testing to green-light status
  • Assist or manage all external support/warranty OEMs to ensure they are on-time and ready for power-up activities
  • Coordinate and communicate status to stakeholders on-call and ready for application cutovers
  • Trigger application functional and performance testing
  • Attend and record status calls to provide immediate support as needed to departmental and executive leaders
  • Coordinate signoffs between inter-departmental managers and key application testers
  • Provide post-migration critical support for a minimum of 10 days after migration/go-live
  • Support internal audits with essential documentation on move events/process

Relocate and consolidate your data center with more confidence

We take a rigorous and strategic approach to data center relocations and consolidations. Our proven methodology ensures that every project is executed with precision and attention to detail, minimizing risk and maximizing efficiency. Our approach is based on the following principles:

  1. Comprehensive Planning: We work with our clients to develop a detailed plan for the relocation or consolidation, including timelines, budgets, and risk assessments.
  2. Rigorous Testing: We conduct thorough testing of all systems and equipment to ensure that they are functioning optimally and can withstand the stress of relocation.
  3. Expert Project Management: Our experienced project managers oversee every aspect of the relocation or consolidation, from planning to execution to post-project evaluation.
  4. Robust Communication: We maintain open and frequent communication with our clients throughout the project to ensure that they are informed of progress and any issues that arise.
  5. Flexibility and Adaptability: We remain agile and adaptable throughout the project, making adjustments as needed to ensure that the project is completed successfully and on schedule.

Our approach has been refined over many years of experience and has resulted in numerous successful data center relocations and consolidations. By adhering to these principles, we are able to provide our clients with a level of confidence and assurance that their data center is in good hands.

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Data Center Relocation & Consolidation Services FAQ

Top Gun Technology has been a leading provider of data center infrastructure solutions for over 20 years. Our expertise in data handling, storage, and access has helped us establish ourselves as a trusted advisor to some of the largest corporations worldwide. Whether you’re in need of colocation services, multiple data centers, or a relocation project, Top Gun Technology has the experience and knowledge to help you achieve your goals.

At Top Gun Technology, we have a team of experienced professionals who specialize in server room design and implementation. Our team includes dedicated project managers, engineers, and technicians who work together to ensure a successful data center relocation. With our moving services, we help clients plan and execute their relocation projects with minimal disruption to their operations.

Our moving services include the relocation of server racks, and we have successfully completed numerous complete data center relocation projects across North America and beyond. Whether you need to move a single rack or an entire data center to a new location, our team has the resources and expertise to make it happen. With our help, you can minimize the risks and complexities associated with relocating critical equipment.

Data center relocation refers to physically moving a data center from one location to another, while data center migration involves moving data and applications from one system or platform to another. Data center relocation involves moving all the equipment, while data center migration involves moving data and applications. We have the expertise to handle both data center relocation and data center migration, ensuring a seamless and successful transition for your enterprise.

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