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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OVERVIEW

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

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