Office Move and Server Migration 

Office Move and Server Migration

Christmas is generally a time for a break  But in the world of IT, it is usually a time where downtime can be afforded and as a result, projects, maintenance, office moves etc.. can be completed without disruption to users.

At SBS IT this year was no different. However on top of the general maintenance windows planned, we also engaged in a few projects.

One project was a server migration and relocation into new offices for one of our clients.

Quite a lot to achieve in this window, with business commencing on 2nd January for the staff.

The client in question is in the machinery supply business for the construction industry with their HQ in South London.

 

Office Preparation

With the new offices being a complete refurbishment, we worked closely with the contractors completing the building works to plan for CAT6 cable locations which the electrician ran whilst running the power.

We visited for a day back in November to terminate the cables before network testing.

As the new offices were being run alongside the existing offices, we procured the new equipment including switches, cabinet, Ubiquiti Wireless solution and arranging internet services.

 

Office Move

The majority of business for the year for most of the users at this client ended at midday on 20th December. With the core network and services up and running all was ready.

So, without delay we started the Office move working through the evening bringing equipment from multiple offices into the new site and starting the setup and reconfiguration.

With most of the relocation completed before Christmas, the focus moved to the server migration.

 

Server Migration

The client is expanding and also planning to start using a mobile app for their drivers to be able to document and record deliveries and collections. Their engineers will also be able to record, check maintenance and test results for each piece of equipment.

All of this data is stored in their Hire system and is a core part of the business along with Sage.

This part of the project involved the planning, testing and migration of their systems into our datacentre to increase bandwidth available to the systems, increase security and add resiliency to their server estate.

 

Summary

With all users coming back to work at the new offices on 2nd January, we were onsite to assist with any snagging and questions.  With all objectives and time schedules met, it was time to move onto the next project.

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