Data Center Relocation
Trusted Partner for the Best Data Center Relocation Service
At Globe Moving, we understand that your company's assets are the lifeblood of your business. That's why partnering with an experienced and reliable service provider is crucial to ensure minimal downtime and maximum efficiency during data center relocation. With over five decades of experience, Globe Moving is a trusted name in the industry.
We cater to the needs of some of the world's largest corporations, providing seamless data relocation services whether you're moving across town or across the country. We provide end-to-end services that include consulting, expertise planning, project management, seamless moving and de-installing and re-installing services.
Our team of experts utilizes the latest equipment and adheres to industry best practices to ensure that your data center equipment is safely transported and reassembled at your new location.
Our Data Center Relocation services include:
- Survey of the Premises and the Goods:
As part of our comprehensive survey process, we conduct a thorough assessment and prepare a comprehensive inventory of all equipment to be moved, including servers, storage devices, network equipment, and peripherals. We also make a note of legacy equipment, populate server racks, and heavy and bulky items. Additionally, we carefully inspect the loading and unloading areas, as well as check the number of lifts and overall accessibility of the premises. Our experienced team works closely with Facility Heads, Admin Heads, and IT Teams to ensure that all aspects of the data center moving process are thoroughly assessed and planned for.
- Understanding your Requirements, Special Needs & Constraints:
We understand that each organization and data center has unique requirements, special needs, and constraints that must be taken into consideration during a data center relocation. Our team works closely with your teams to understand your specific requirements and to develop a customized data center relocation that meets your needs.
- Assessing Material & Manpower Requirements:
Our experienced team assesses the material and manpower requirements based on the survey results to ensure that we have the necessary resources to complete the move on time and within budget.
- Preparing a Fool-Proof Move Plan:
Our experienced team then prepare a comprehensive and fool-proof move plan that outlines every aspect of the data center relocation, including de-installing, packing, transportation, unpacking, debris removal, re-installing, insurance etc.. We work closely with your Facility, Admin, IT teams and other key stakeholders to ensure that the move plan meets your specific needs and requirements.
- Cautioning Administrators of Problem Areas:
We understand that moving a data center can be complex and sometimes you can face new challenges. Having handled many data center relocations, we know the common pitfalls. Our team cautions administrators of any potential problem that commonly occurs before, during or after the move. These tips greatly help to mitigate the risks and reduce downtime.
- Special Packing for Sensitive Equipment:
We use special packing materials and techniques to protect servers, switches and other data center equipment, during transportation. Our team works closely with your IT Teams to ensure that all equipment is packed and handled safely and securely. We ensure that all equipment and boxes are packed, numbered and transported safely and securely
- Specialized Crating for Server Racks:
Our experienced team is trained to pack and move server racks with utmost care to ensure that they are securely transported without any damage. We additionally guide your IT teams on the risks of moving fully populated server racks.
- Anti-Corrosion and Vacuum Packing:
We also provide Anti-Corrosion and Vacuum packing utilizing cutting-edge techniques to eliminate air, moisture other corrosive agents from sensitive equipment such as servers, switches, and other networking devices. These services are commonly used for equipment that requires long-term storage or transportation, ensuring they remain in pristine condition throughout their lifespan.
- Careful Handling of Server:
We use specialized equipment, pallet trucks, trolley, forklifts etc. when handling servers and critical equipment to prevent any damage or data loss during transportation.
- Moving of Heavy Equipment like Safes, Vaults:
Our specialized equipment and trained crew enable us to move heavy server racks with ease and without damage.
- Proper Marking & Labelling:
All the equipment and the racks are carefully mapped, labelled and marked to ensure that the right equipment is put on the right rack. We ensure there is no downtime or productivity loss due to mixed, misplaced or lost items.
- Unpacking, Arranging and Removal of Debris:
We efficiently unpack and arrange your equipment in your new data center location and remove any debris from the premises.
- Hoisting Services:
Our hoisting services enable us to move heavy equipment through windows or balconies when stairs or elevators are not an option.
- Pre-Move Insurance Survey:
A pre-move insurance survey is a critical step in protecting your data center assets during a data center relocation. We arrange a professional insurance surveyor to assess the value of your IT equipment before the move. This report is essential when arranging insurance coverage and making subsequent claims, as it provides an accurate assessment of the condition of goods and value of your assets and ensures that you have adequate coverage in place.
- Data Center Relocation Insurance:
We offer data center relocation insurance to ensure your peace of mind during the transition. We work with top-rated insurance providers to offer all types of basic and comprehensive marine insurance options that protect your assets during transport and storage. Our team will help you assess your insurance needs and guide you through the process of obtaining coverage, so you can have confidence that your valuable equipment and assets are fully protected throughout the relocation process.
- Short-Term & Long-Term Storage:
We offer short-term and long-term storage solutions for your equipment in case your new data center location is not yet ready to receive them or if you have excess servers, switches or other IT material that you don't need immediately.
- Optional IT Services
- Server Disconnect and De-rack:
We safely disconnect all equipment from power and network connections, and carefully remove it from server and network racks.
- Asset Tagging & Cable Identification:
We carefully tag all assets and label all cables before or after the relocation process, for easy identification and reassembly.
- Cable and Port Identification:
We perform on-site cable tracing to establish a thorough cable and port mapping that is meticulously checked by our team for precision.
- Data Migration:
Our team of relocation specialists can assist you in developing a migration plan that reduces downtime and minimizes risks by reviewing system dependencies.
- Infrastructure Evaluation:
Globe Moving's field engineers can swiftly conduct an on-site audit of your existing infrastructure to collect critical data that informs decision-making.
- Asset Disposal:
If you are retiring hardware assets as part of your relocation, our IT Asset Disposal services can provide on-site data erasure or drive destruction, asset recycling, or asset resale if they hold value
Thank you for considering Globe Moving for your data center relocation needs. Our team of experts is committed to providing the highest quality services to ensure a seamless, secure, and efficient migration experience. Contact us today to learn more about our comprehensive planning and execution services, and to receive a free consultation. Trust us to handle the complexities of your data center relocation, so you can focus on your business.