Data Center and Server Relocation

 

Let our professionals take the stress out of your IT relocation.  Local, national or international, we can safely move your precious cargo.  Ask about our zero-downtime service, for when the business just has to stay open.

 

Moving your data center to another building, town, state, or country is more than just backing up a van and loading the boxes. This task is enormous and takes time away from your everyday responsibilities of strategic data management. We’re experts at preparing and handling sensitive equipment and use specialized, state-of-the-art equipment to move your mission-critical technology.

The professionals at Abtech can manage every detail of your data center relocation. We help you avoid the nightmares associated with the physical move. With services ranging from simply moving unracked servers across the street to de-installation and reinstallation of enterprise architecture across North America, our engineers and logistics team understand the time-sensitive value of your business' data assets.

What's included

 

Planning

  • Assignment of a project manager
  • Dates & timeframes established
  • Manpower & activity coordination
  • Collection of data
  • Data Center Consolidation
  • Existing and New data centers
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Site Evaluation

  • Power requirements
  • AC and ventilation requirements
  • Network requirements
  • Equipment positioning requirements

De-Installation

  • CE Onsite
  • Equipment & cables labeled
  • All equipment documented
  • Equipment secured for transport
 
 

Transportation

  • Bonded Professional Movers
  • Supervision of loading and unloading
  • Multiple Transit options
  • Special packaging available
 
 

Re-Installation

  • CE Onsite
  • Equipment positioning and installation
  • Operation verification
  • System Diagnostics
  • Error Diagnosis (if needed)
  • Connect system to network
  • Onsite replacement hard disk drives availability
 
 

Repair and Insurance

  • Highest priority repair status
  • Full system replacement
  • Full maintenance contracts
 

Telecommunications Company Data Move

Challenge: A major telecommunications service provider on a large Caribbean island was experiencing noticeable declines in performance on their production systems. With approximately 160,000 telephone customers, there was an imminent danger of dropping phone calls if the systems were to overload. The Telco needed to upgrade their hardware systems immediately because of an upcoming holiday weekend. They required a minimal effect on daily operations and minimal risk of failure during the upgrade.


Solution: Abtech was notified on a Monday and was able to provide the logistics of setting up a test environment by Wednesday at one of Abtech’s nationwide service depots. Once these new systems were tested by Abtech and The Telco engineers, Abtech personnel properly packaged the equipment for safe transport back to the customer’s island facility.


With Abtech’s assistance, the customer was able to upgrade their hardware systems in a very short time frame and with minimal downtime. The Telco will be able accommodate growth for years to come.

 

Relocation FAQ

Why should I use Abtech to move my data center?
Your time is valuable and your company needs your attention on the proper operation of your data center. Planning and executing a data center relocation is very time consuming, stressful and can take you away from critical tasks. In addition, there is always the risk of damage to equipment and injury to your employees. The professionals at Abtech have years of experience moving IT equipment. They understand the importance of the equipment arriving at the new location in the same condition it left the old location.

I already have engineers in my Data Center. What if I don’t need technical help for my relocation?
Every data center relocation is different. Abtech’s relocation specialist will provide a custom solution for your specific move, based on your requirements. We can handle everything from power down to power up, or we can simply do the ‘heavy lifting’. You decide how much you want to be involved in the process and Abtech’s relocation team will do the rest.

What if we are only moving a short distance?
Whether you are moving across town or across the country, Abtech has the team to make it happen. We provide both local and long distance relocation services.

Can Abtech deliver to a colocation facility?
Absolutely! Most colocation centers prefer to work with professionals such as Abtech. Your Abtech relocation specialist can obtain the requirements of your colocation center and make the arrangements to accommodate their specific requirements prior to moving day. No frustration no stress!

Does Abtech use ‘Air Ride’ trucks?
Yes! Abtech understands how valuable your equipment is and the importance of delivering each item in the same condition it was picked up. We have different size trucks depending on the size of the relocation. All trucks are carefully maintained and inspected before being dispatched.

What about Insurance?
Abtech offers insurance up to $5M in value. Your Abtech Relocation Specialist can also provide the required Certificates of Insurance to the landlord and vested parties at each location.

My landlord does not allow us to move during business hours. Can you come after 5 PM or on Saturday?
Of course! Abtech will coordinate the technical moving team to arrive when it is convenient for you. In addition, our technical movers can bring Masonite to protect the floors at the pickup location as well as the destination. Your Abtech Relocation Specialist can coordinate with the landlord at each location and make sure that all requirements are met.