As a part of a rollout of consolidated network and voice services across all sites within the UK and Europe, a UK based international investment company required a major upgrade to an IT facility within a subsidiary situated in Milan, Italy. The network team had difficulty sourcing a provider capable of completing an upgrade and improving the environment in preparation for the planned equipment deployment within their required timescale.
By carrying out a detailed remote evaluation of the facility, and by working with both the on-site support and the network team, JSC was able to determine the exact requirements and progress to planning and procurement stages. Upgrades were designed to resolve the following issues:
The current rack capacity was insufficient and, therefore, not fit for purpose.
All IT equipment within the server room was illogically distributed within both a network rack and wall mounted locations.
No power protection, rack/ cabling plan or equipment labelling was in existence.
Extensive planning and auditing was carried out in order to fully appraise the situation and determine the precise requirements.
Office downtime was agreed with the local client and IT teams and all work was carried out over the weekend, with zero disruption to the business.
JSC supplied all required equipment, including UPS, rack, cables and cable management.
A larger rack was ordered and installed, which improved capacity and addressed space and cooling issues.
All removals and re-installations were carried out in a structured manner which was fully auditable. Cables and equipment were relabelled and documentation supplied at final handover.
In conjunction with the client and European support teams, JSC engaged in comprehensive pre and post on-site testing, all of which was fully documented.
THE OUTCOMES AND BENEFITS
All elements of the migration were completed successfully without any major issues, which we believe is testament to the planning, experience and migration methods employed by both JSC and the client.
The client is now benefiting from;
Major improvements in the management of the site and efficient use of space, power and cooling within the data centre.
The ability to grow their data centre space to allow for technology refresh and capacity upgrades.
Improved cable management, which benefits future capacity management and problem resolution.
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