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Over 80% of Readers are Planning or Running a Move!

Over 80% of Readers are Planning or Running a Move!

The results are just in from the largest survey we have ever hosted here on The Hot Aisle. A massive 3,700 readers took part answering the question “Is your company running a Data Center move or consolidation Project?”

82% of participants stated that they were either in the midst of a migration or were actively planning one. The Hot Aisle believes that this shows that Data Center consolidation and migration are now Business as Usual activities for most companies and that a change of culture towards a continuous migration process is called for.

The Hot Aisle recommends that companies adopt a process of continuous migration and consolidation to avoid the disruption caused by massive migration projects.

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  1. Hi Steve,

    I am glad you bring this up..

    You and I have used Reflector to manage large scale data centre migrations and one question that is always asked is.. “What happens after the migration”. My reply is always, Data Centre migrations are BAU activities in a very condensed form. Companies are constantly moving servers, kit an applications around a data centre. The same principals and precautions should be used ib both large scale and small scale moves.

    Martin

  2. Martin,

    Exactly the point I was trying to make. Data Center Migrations and consolidations are a continuous process and as soon as we stop, it all messes up and gets expensive and unmanageable again. I remember at BT implementing the continuous migration process that was a bit like painting the Forth Bridge, as soon as you finish, you start all over again.

    Steve

  3. I've found the same thing. We are continuously setting up “temporary” 2-3 year data centers and shuffling storage units and servers between them.

  4. The problem with all of this moving data center kit around is that it is incredibly expensive, extremely risky and burns resources. Hence my comment that migrations really need to be BAU and a standard process – even part of ITIL in the same way that we have Incident Management we need Decommissioning and Consolidation.

    Steve

  5. The problem with all of this moving data center kit around is that it is incredibly expensive, extremely risky and burns resources. Hence my comment that migrations really need to be BAU and a standard process – even part of ITIL in the same way that we have Incident Management we need Decommissioning and Consolidation.

    Steve

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