To fully execute digital strategies, companies must embrace data center migration and relocation, both in the physical and virtual realms. 

By 2025, more than 85 percent of organizations will implement a cloud-first principle, with more than 95 percent of new digital workloads being deployed on cloud-native platforms, according to Gartner analysts

NCS Global recently played a pivotal role in the migration and decommissioning of a Fortune 500 healthcare company’s data centers. The project included challenges but ended with successful outcomes.

Mission: The Challenge of Data Center Relocation

We undertook a mission to execute a data center relocation project for a renowned healthcare industry giant. The primary objectives were to enhance data security, maximize value recovery, and ensure zero downtime during the migration. This ambitious undertaking involved meticulous planning, adherence to stringent data security standards, and a commitment to environmental stewardship.

The Project in Numbers

Let’s take a closer look at the key statistics that showcase the scale and impact of this data center migration and decommissioning project:

  • Onsite Project Duration: A mere four days.
  • Total Weight Received: A staggering 71,658 pounds.
  • Total IT Assets Received: Including servers, switches, and laptops, amounted to 1,223.
  • Total Drives Wiped: A comprehensive 2,922 drives were securely wiped to protect sensitive data.
  • Components Decommissioned and Processed by NCS: A total of 3,000 components were carefully decommissioned.
  • Toxic Metals Reduced: An impressive 1,384.69 pounds of toxic metals were responsibly managed.
  • GHG Reduced: The equivalent of cutting emissions from energy use for 25 U.S. households for a year, totaling 412,987.76 pounds, was achieved through this environmentally conscious approach.

Data Center Server Migration: Ensuring a Smooth Transition

Relocating an entire IT environment is a complex task that demands thorough planning and execution. Key considerations include securing data and devices against loss, damage, or theft during transit, as well as re-racking and adding new devices with technical expertise to minimize downtime.

Cloud Migration: The Future-Proof Solution

The transition to cloud-based architectures is a logical progression for modern businesses. We specialize in reliable cloud-to-cloud and on-premise server-to-cloud migrations, working with leading cloud providers such as Azure, AWS, IBM Cloud, Oracle, and Google Cloud Platform. 

Our approach encompasses every aspect, from defining the overall transition strategy to proof of concept to the final migration at scale. The result is a methodical, predictable process that minimizes disruption and maximizes the benefits of cloud technology.

Software, Website & Database Migration: A Delicate Balance

The migration of software, websites, and databases requires careful consideration. That’s why we employ effective, risk-averse techniques for manual and automated data extraction and relocation. This includes data cleansing, loading, verification, testing, and integration, all conducted with strict standards to prevent any data loss or corruption.

Our successful data center migration and decommissioning project for this leading healthcare company exemplifies the importance of precise planning, technical expertise, and a commitment to environmental responsibility. 

Get Help From the Experts 
As businesses continue to embrace cloud technology and digital transformation, partnerships with experienced IT service providers like NCS Global will be crucial in ensuring seamless transitions and achieving strategic goals. To receive a quote for your data migration project, contact us today at the link.

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