This 2-day course is designed to expose participants to a step-by-step methodology which will enable them to reduce the risks involved when undertaking a data centre migration. It will also give participants a lot of valuable practical hints and tips by trainers having extensive experience in moving and consolidating mission critical data centre.
Who should attend
The primary audience is an IT, Facilities or Data Centre Operations professional working in and around the data Centre (representing both end-customers and/or service provider/ facilitators) and having to deal with Data Centre Migration Projects and/or Data Centre Strategies, such as: Project Managers, Data Centre managers, Operations/ Floor /Facility managers, IT managers, Network/System Engineers, Data Centre Sales/Consultants, Logistic Managers.
There is no specific prerequisite for the CDMS® course. However, participants who have actual experience in the data centre and/or IT infrastructures are best suited. Attendance of the CDCP® course is recommended but not a requirement.
After completion of the course the participant will be able to:
Develop and review their data centre strategy Use different risk assessment methodologies together with practical tips specifically for data centre migrations to reduce the risk during a data centre migration Understand different migration strategies Understand the legal aspects when migrating a data centre Understand the importance of Business Service Reviews and Service Level Objectives Size and design the target data centre Understand the importance of detailed discovery and how dependencies influence migration waves Understand the safety requirements during migration Get lots of practical tips when moving to another data centre
Data Centre Strategy
Data centre lifecycle Reasons to migrate a data centre Alternatives to data centre migration Consolidation Outsourcing Cloud computing Upgrade existing data centre or build new Project Management
Project management and methods Scope statement Statement Of Work (SOW) Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Allocate time to the project Cost and estimation methodology Project communication Risk Management
Risk management and methods Risk identification Risk assessment methodologies Qualitative approach Semi-quantitative approach Quantitative approach Risk evaluation Risk treatment Risk in data centre migrations Migration Strategies
Different data centre migration strategies Heterogeneous migration Homogeneous migration Physical migration Different IT transformations Pre-migration transformation Migration transformation Post-migration transformation Legal Aspects
Regulatory requirements Contractual considerations Legal aspects when decommissioning High Level Discovery & Planning
The importance of Business Service Reviews The concept of Availability The concept of Recoverability The importance of Service Level Objectives Requirements on designing the target IT architecture Information needed for high level planning Design Target Data Centre
Requirements for the target data centre Sizing the data centre Architectural requirements Cooling requirements Power requirements Security Detailed Discovery and Planning
The importance of discovery Automated discovery tools Asset management Network and system dependencies Detailed migration planning Migration waves Staffing Warranties and insurance Safety
Safety precautions Technical safety review Electrical safety Lifting Personal safety during migration Fire safety during migration Security
Controversy between access and security Access control Managing security during migration Security during migration Key management Practical hints and tips Continuous improvement Implementation
Rehearsal Route investigation Resourcing Logistics team Packing Transport Installing the equipment Post migration support End of Project
Why project closure Lessons learned Phased completion of project Criteria for project closure The outcome of the project End of project