Office or Server Relocations

For the next few weeks we’ll be posting some really useful tips to help our followers achieve a trouble-free office or server relocation. Our intention is not to blind you with technical jargon, instead we will express in layman’s terms some of the issues that need to be addressed before, during and after an IT relocation.

Don’t forget you can download our free Checklist from the Computer Relocations Limited website . This document provides a general overview that will help you get started, but we will use our blog to highlight areas that require particular attention. Over the years we’ve noticed the same issues arising again and again, and our aim is to help you avoid the same pitfalls.

We’ll start with planning. Regardless of whether you’re relocating servers to a purpose-built data centre in three years time, or undertaking an emergency office move due to unforeseen circumstances, the value of planning cannot be underestimated. In our experience every hour you spend before your move, will save you four hours on the day of the relocation.

It may sound like we’re stating the obvious but, finding that your 42U data rack won’t fit in the lift at 3 am can seem like the end of the world, and it could have so easily been avoided with the use of a tape measure.

It is simple issues like this that result in significant delays to your timeline and can be the cause of unplanned server downtime. It can be the difference between a successful, well executed IT relocation and having to explain to users and clients why they were denied access to critical services. If it’s your responsibility to organise an office or server relocation, our project managers can assist you with every aspect of your relocation, however with some additional in-house planning you can help guarantee your status as hero, not villain.

Computer Relocations Limited offers a free site survey to all existing and potential clients – visit our Home page to submit your request . Alternatively you can call us on 0845 003 2012 to discuss any aspect of your server move or office relocation.

Next time we’ll start to break-down the planning process and focus on specific areas.