IT & DATA CENTER RELOCATION

Proper management of technology resources is a crucial part of any commercial relocation. We will ensure that your computers, phones, copiers and other electronic equipment are safely moved from one facility to another and reconnected efficiently and correctly, minimizing downtime and lost revenues for your business. No matter how big or small the move, Flood Brothers has an experienced team of professionals available to assist with your technology relocation needs.

Improper handling of a data center move can have dire consequences for your business. Our team of data center relocation specialists, composed of CompTIA and Microsoft Certified IT Technicians, has experience in the intricacies of server relocation and data center moves. Our elite, skilled and highly trained “Men in Black” will assess the risks involved with your project to eliminate any obstacles prior to your data center move instead of scrambling for solutions during the critical time after the move has begun. When the time comes to move your sensitive electronics, or relocate your entire data center and servers, these are the professionals you need.

One of the biggest components of any office relocation is the management of technology resources. Ensuring computers, phones, copiers and other electronic equipment are safely moved from one facility to another is essential to your business minimizing downtime and lost revenues. Flood Brothers has the experienced team of professionals available to assist with any technology relocation needs.

Our IT Technicians are Microsoft and CompTIA Certified and have the experience needed to successfully move all your technology relocation requirements. As one of our most specialized groups of technicians, they are easily identified on our jobsites by their black shirts. Known as the Flood Brothers’ “MEN IN BLACK”, our IT Team can successfully manage any size technology relocation with efficiency and precision.

Our areas of technology relocation expertise include:

  • Computers  and Peripherals
  • Disconnect/Reconnect Services (With or Without Testing)
  • Server/Data center
  • Relocation of Copiers and/or Printers
  • Sensitive Lab Equipment
  • Telephones and Fax Machines

IT Competence

Flood Brothers’ ‘Men in Black’ are a group of highly skilled IT technicians backed by a variety of training and certifications. All of the Men in Black are CompTIA and Microsoft Certified. In addition to their extensive training in the IT industry, we require rigorous training related to the technology relocation and moving industry. This ensures they know the proper practices for moving, transporting and setup at the new location.

IT Strategy

We can minimize risk by working with your IT Manager(s) to develop a customized strategy for your office move. Our Project Management Team will develop a plan for your project based your company’s goals, equipment and facility obstacles. Flood Brothers will assess the risks involved with your technology relocation project to eliminate any obstacles prior to the move instead of during the move. We also provide Desktop Management Worksheets to ensure each work station is reconfigured according to its occupant’s desire and work habits.

A specialized packing system is used for technology relocation. This crate and cart system is designed for moving computers and other electronic equipment. It is impervious to shock and static that may damage electronics. When packing equipment, we use anti-static bubble wrap bags made for computers, monitors and peripherals. We also use soft sided padded bags to ensure the safe transport of flat panel LCD monitors. Our special carts and dollies are designed to easily move larger items such oversized servers, copiers, printers, etc.

The Flood Brothers IT Team will ensure a successful technology relocation job by:

  • Managing Temperature Changes and Humidity
  • Providing Customized Moving Containers and Specialized Equipment Designed for Technology Relocations
  • Providing Protection to Reduce Damage to Both Building and IT Equipment

Data center relocation is a highly specialized and delicate process. Data center moves attempted without the aid of professional data relocation specialists are very likely to run over deadline, exceed budget or result in significant data losses. From the smallest server rooms to the nation’s largest data centers, Flood Brothers’ team of data center relocation specialists has the experience, vehicles and proven, best practice working methods, to be data center movers you can trust.

Our Data Center relocation services include:

  • Server relocations
  • De-racking and re-racking of servers
  • Installation of new server equipment
  • Cable management of server equipment
  • Desktop PC rollouts
  • Decommissioning and recommissioning of PC equipment
  • Recycling and disposal of redundant IT equipment
  • Corporate relocation services

When you hire Flood Brothers to relocate your data center equipment, not only do you remove the responsibility of moving it yourself, you can be confident that you are entrusting your move to a company with a wealth of experience and knowledge in server and PC relocations.

Our team of data center relocation IT Technicians, affectionately known as the “Men in Black” because of their signature black polo shirts, is experienced in the best methods for moving your most trusted items of equipment including servers, SAN’s, tape libraries and switches.  As an extension the Flood Brothers data center relocation team, they offer the same level of moving expertise you have come to expect from a Flood Brothers move.

IT Protection

A specialized packing system is used for data center relocation. This crate and cart system is designed for moving servers,  computers and other electronic equipment. It is impervious to shock and static that may damage electronics. When packing equipment, we use anti-static bubble wrap bags made for computers, monitors and peripherals. We also use soft-sided padded bags to ensure the safe transport of flat panel LCD monitors. Our special carts and dollies are designed to easily move larger items such oversized servers, copiers, printers, etc.

The Flood Brothers IT Team will ensure a successful move by:

  • Managing Temperature Changes and Humidity
  • Providing Customized Moving Containers and Specialized Equipment Designed for Data Centers
  • Providing Protection to Reduce Damage to Both Building and IT Equipment

IT Security

We know that your data is precious to you and crucial to your business. In order to ensure that only certified Flood Brothers professionals are handling your data center move, every Team Member wears a badge to distinguish his position on the team. They also provide job site security by displaying a photo, name and position title. Additionally, the Flood Brothers’ badges are bar-coded to ensure accuracy in dispatching the right person, with the right skill level to the right job site to make sure we get the job done right.

Planning a Data Center Move?

If you’re planning a data center move this handy checklist will keep you on track:

Pre-Move and Planning Stage

  • Backup data
  • Risk analysis and assessment
  • Contingency planning
  • Complete system inventory

Network and Infrastructure Environment

  • Network speed
  • Rack requirements
  • Power and cooling requirements
  • SAN/NAS/DAS backup hardware
  • Type and capacity of network and security software
  • Latency Sensitivity Analysis
  • Load balancing, VLAN and network monitoring requirements

Migration

  • Install and test data cabling
  • Check hardware connectivity
  • Test network components

Post-Migration

  • Verify all changes made against original plan
  • Test equipment monitoring systems
  • Check air quality and re-balance air-flow if needed
  • Test security systems

Just Leave It to the Pros at Flood Brothers

Make sure your data center move goes as smoothly as possible by trusting it to the pros at Flood Brothers. Give us a call to learn more about how we can manage your data center relocation and server relocation nationwide.

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