Focus on addressing business requirements during the planning phase. This phase will take you through the following activities:
- Compare and contrast the difference in TCO between the current data center environment and the consolidated data center environment.
- Determine business requirements during the planning phase and avoid surprises later on.
- Select an appropriate third party to support your organization during the move.
Use this phase as part of the full blueprint, Craft an End-to-End Data Center Consolidation Strategy to Maximize Benefits.