IT-Transport and Relocation

We move your IT safe and reliable
From simple IT transport
up to the relocation of complete data centers
and critical infrastructure outside business hours

Planning

Concept and project management

Preparation

Accurate completion of all preparatory work

Execution

Disassembly, transport and assembly by experts

Completion

Dismantling, disposal and recycling

Re-locations and transports from servers to complete data centers

We offer secure transportation and relocation of IT equipment including planning and project management in cooperation with your team

Planning / Project Management

For smaller transports and moves, we record the scope and define together with you all the work involved. If our experts are involved in the disassembly or assembly, we may need to carry out appropriate preliminary inspections in order to guarantee a smooth process. Finally, we will create a time and sequence planning as well as a communication matrix with you to ensure a smooth operation.


In the case of time-critical activities and re-locations of complete data centers, where the realization, including all preparations, reaches a certain extent and a high degree of complexity, our project management will be at your side. Your specialist departments can therefore concentrate on the diverse technical challenges of the move, while we take care of all facets of the physical move in close coordination with you.

Preparation

As expected, the time and effort required to prepare a transport or relocation varies greatly depending on the particular situation. The number and size of the systems, the time frame, the need for protection and the scope of the accompanying removal work are the main factors that play a role here.


For a successful and smooth running of the IT equipment relocation, all necessary preparations must be completed. For larger projects, where we take over quality assurance and risk management as part of project management, we take care of progress control and the completion of the preparations. 

 


Exemplary tasks of preparation are listed here for some typical scenarios:

+ Transport of a few servers
  • Identification of contact persons for collection and delivery

  • Assessment of the conditions on site

  • Time planning of the transport 

  • Definition of transport safety

  • Creation of an inventory list of the equipment to be transported

  • Estimating the value for transport insurance, if required

+ Transport of confidential data carriers
  • Identification of contact persons for collection and delivery

  • Assessment of the conditions on site

  • Time planning of the transport 

  • Exact procedural planning

  • Definition of the check points

  • Definition of the protection requirements for transport, e.g.

    • direct trip​

    • transport in special containers

    • guarded transport

  • Creation of an inventory list of the equipment to be transported

  • Estimating the value for transport insurance, if required

+ Re-location of mainframes and heavy systems
  • Identification of contact persons for collection and delivery

  • Identification of contact persons for disassembly, assembly and startup

  • Assessment of the conditions on site

  • Identification of the need for special equipment

  • Time planning of the transport 

  • Procedural planning

  • Definition of transport safety

  • Creation of an inventory list of the equipment to be transported

  • Estimating the value for transport insurance, if required

  • if needed, planning and execution of cabling work 

  • if needed, preparatory sub-floor work at the new location

  • if needed, preparatory electrical engineering work at the new location

+ Re-location of complete data centers

When relocating complete data centers, aspects such as the identification of contact persons, time planning and scheduling are handled to a large extent by the project management. The following activities could be seen as typical preparations:

  • Inventory of all affected devices including cabling

  • Estimating the value for transport insurance

  • Definition of transport safety

  • Assessment of the local conditions at the old and new location

  • Identification of the need for special equipment

  • Comparison of the installation plan with collected data

  • Planning and execution of cabling work 

  • Installation / adaptation of racks at the new location

  • Preparatory sub-floor work at the new location

  • Preparatory electrical engineering work at the new location

  • Spare parts inventory and scheduling of service technicians

  • Briefing of the moving team at both locations

  • Marking of all systems and cables according to the installation plan

  • Checking all devices for defects

Execution

On the day of transport or relocation, our experts will carry out the planned activities in coordination with you. Depending on the type and scope of the work, the number of people involved varies, which makes exact planning and briefing in advance necessary. For comprehensive assignments, we always have a central point of contact as an interface to the technical departments and to coordinate our team on site. In the case of large moves with a tight time frame, we work in shifts to prevent exceeding working hours and errors due to tiredness.

Completion

In the case of larger transports or relocations, any necessary preparatory work ( closing off, taping, floor protection, etc.) must be undone afterwards. In the case of complete removals, sites often have to be dismantled to a certain extent. We are happy to take over the disposal of decommissioned IT equipment including data destruction and data carrier destruction, as well as the de-installation of existing infrastructure as part of our asset recovery service.

 
 
 
 

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