Provision of IT project management, which included pre-move audits and a pilot move to fully test the process. Downtime had to be kept to a minimum as council applications run 24/7.
626 servers and 28 racks to be moved in one phase, including all equipment.
Downtime had to be kept to a minimum as council applications run 24/7.
All servers and equipment was moved in a single day, keeping downtime to an absolute minimum. 12 engineers at each site provided full decommissioning and recommissioning of the equipment and racks, ensuring all cabling was fully managed to manufacturers standards.
“All 626 servers and the 28 racks were fully decommissioned, relocated and recommissioned within 16 hours. There were no equipment faults or power/network issues reported, as per the agreed project plan.”
A full equipment audit was completed to establish the required scope of the project, from which a few items of development kit were selected for a pilot move. The pilot move provided Restore Harrow Green and the client the opportunity to test all elements of the relocation process. Once completed the main move was agreed and resources assigned.
The main move was conducted at a weekend with continuous working to keep to a tight delivery schedule. On completion, all equipment was reassembled to its agreed specification, powered up and functionality checked before handing over to the client for final assessment.
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To enable such a sizable project to be completed within the short timeframe, and to minimise downtime, three 7.5 tonne long-wheelbase air-ride vehicles were employed. The vehicles worked continuously, providing a shuttle service between the two sites.
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