Case Study: Data Center Consolidation and Migration
Discussed in this case study is the consolidation and migration of three data centers into one 10,000 square feet data center. The organization mentioned in this case study provides messaging and roaming services to wireless service providers. It wanted the migration of all systems and data with minimal downtime due to the availability requirements and service level agreements with their customers. This paper talks about the asset database that was created by the company for tracking all assets, its location, connections, and dependencies. The result of this database was an understanding of all installed assets and intersystem reliance on each other. Various processes of migration adopted by the organization are discussed in this case study with accurate and reliable data. The paper states various strategies the company adopted in order to complete the system migrations according to the size and complexity of the projects. It took help of Extropsy IT consultants who developed detailed configurations, staged the solutions, and deployed the new network. The resulting data center allowed its customers to lessen their energy consumption by reducing the number of servers through virtualization that upgraded assets to energy efficient solutions. The entire project was completed within the company's budget that saved the operational costs. All data center consolidation and migration solution were economical and designed to meet the customers' bandwidth and performance needs.