'Hot' Data Center Move to New Equipment

A 'hot' data center relocation provides the least amount of impact on your data or application downtime. However, new equipment and new locations leave plenty of room for disasters. Fortunately, the consultants at Advanced Systems Group (ASG) have the knowledge and training to make your transition as smooth as possible.

Our technical experts will seamlessly relocate your production data center using a well-established methodology—a carefully controlled process in which they:

  1. Create a duplicate or upgraded set of server hardware at the new site
  2. Establish a large IP connection to the new site
  3. Install and implement replication between the two sites
  4. Break the connection to the old site, leaving the new site as the active site

'Hot' Data Center Relocation Activities

  • Interview key personnel regarding data-center relocation requirements
  • Identify data-center relocation business priorities, needs and constraints
  • Manage the exit plan with the source facility
  • Manage the installation plan with the target facility
  • Startup servers and applications of new system information (e.g., IP addresses, name etc)
  • Assist in verification of properly working system and applications
  • Track and document amount of data to be replicated
  • Track and document changes made to data being replicated
  • Recommend the amount of bandwidth needed to maintain a replication of their applications
  • Ensure equivalent amount of storage available at new site
  • Establish IP connection between the two sites
  • Document the external facing IP addresses at old and new sites
  • Install and implement replication (VVR, SNDR, HORC)
  • Begin replication; continue asynchronous replication until fully replicated
  • Prepare DNS propagation within the WWW / internal
  • Switch to synchronous replication to ensure transaction integrity
  • Complete the switch over
  • Manage the entire project, including the formal project plan and coordination of all parties

To learn more about our data center relocation services, email us at info@virtual.com.