Checklist Helps You Wrap up Your Data Center Relocation Project

John Storts
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Given the number of people and pieces of equipment involved, moving your data center to new a location can be disorganized. Without a way to track all that hardware, making sure it gets disposed of or returned properly can be difficult. A messy or incomplete relocation creates headaches for those doing the moving, the owners of the facility and tenants hoping to move in.


The Data Center Relocation Project Wrap-up Checklist, contributed by Knowledge Network partner Info-Tech Research Group, gives your IT department a way to safely and efficiently decommission the old facility so it's ready for the next occupants. It provides a handy way to document the process, including:

  • Inventorying remaining equipment
  • Returning leased assets
  • Disposing of old equipment
  • Terminating service contracts
  • Communicating closure to stakeholders
  • Cleaning the old facility


Make the relocation process easier on your department by making it more organized and thorough. Make the new tenants happy by giving them a clean, properly vacated space to move their operations into.


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Jan 28, 2011 8:39 AM Andrew Andrew  says:

Great tips.  It is really important to find a suitable company to properly destroy designated files.  I found this site called InformationManagementCompare.  They analyze and compare many companies in this field in order to give a consumer a better informed decision.


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