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Data Center Moves

At MSS Precision Crating, delivering on our promise to safely execute a data center relocation or migration to its destination is our number one priority. Nothing motivates us more than hearing a client’s relief that we can resolve their shipping preparation needs, many of which are complex and require advanced engineering and innovation.

One of our recent challenges was to help an Internet security company prepare to relocate IT equipment by transferring a set of highly sensitive server racks that contained imperative information. This preparation and transfer needed to be executed by an experienced data center moving company without disrupting the daily workflow of the company.

Challenge
The data center migration was from a facility in California to another in Maryland and the customer requested it to be done in as little time as possible. MSS was asked to engineer a packaging and crating solution for highly sensitive IT equipment while coordinating plans with IT Techs in five different offices, the corporation’s transportation company, and the firm’s vice president.offices via conference calls with the IT techs, the transportation company and the firm’s vice president.

Description
It was critical for MSS technicians to engineer a custom crate building and shipment packaging method such that the server racks would not be disconnected during the prime hours of the client’s operation.  After meeting with their IT team on-site, and having parallel discussions with both the vice president and the transportation company, we devised a plan to prepare the servers for shipment with minimum workflow disruption. 

Planning
The MSS team designed the data center move solution using color-coordinated phases. Since the highly sensitive equipment being packaged and transported could be compromised by any vibration resulting from excessive handling, we utilized anti-static bubble wrap and shock-mounted crates to support the preservation of all critical data during the move. We also worked off-hours to accommodate the company’s need for minimal workflow disruption and to meet the swift turnaround request.

Results
MSS fabricated a shipment plan for this data center move across the country, ensuring that the data on the servers remained safe while the client could resume work normally.

Tell us about your IT equipment crating and data center relocation needs and we’ll design a unique solution to move your equipment safely without interrupting workflow.

MSS Precision Crating is trusted by corporations in many industries that need to package, crate and ship highly sensitive equipment or machinery. Learn more about our previous projects, including: 

 



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