The data centre relocation project ensured a smooth change of provider/location of the data centre for the support of partner brands of a telecommunications company.

esc took over the project management of the 4 sub-projects:

  • Infrastructure set-up
  • Data centre migration
  • Transition-to-production and test management
  • Programme management with a direct report to the management board.

The project was carried out in accordance with PMI standards.

The tasks included taking into account the existing commercial use of the professional services, including the contractually agreed SLA with the contractual partners, as well as setting up the complete infrastructure in the new data centre. The focus here was on IT capacity management and analysing the required infrastructure at the new location.

The cut-over planning, taking frozen zones into account, ensured a smooth and loss-free DB transfer as well as a carefully quantified hypercare phase to stabilise operations after the go-live. When defining the new service concept based on ITIL V3, we took over the migration planning of the existing partner interfaces to the new data centre.