Data Center Consolidation Data Collection Workbook

Author(s): Frank Trovato, David Xu, Darin Stahl

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When consolidating the data center, two-thirds of the planning effort should be spent on the discovery phase. Developing a detailed inventory and orchestrating bundling and moving of related assets are detailed processes with many interconnected components and processes. This discovery tool will facilitate the multi-stage data collection and bundling process and provide single point of reference for the team, before and during the move.

The data collection and bundling workbook will help you:
  • Establish a data collection plan.
  • Inventory applications.
  • Inventory infrastructure.
  • Gather vendor and expert contact information.
  • Identify upgrade or consolidation opportunities.
  • Determine component migration strategies.
  • Create migration bundles.
  • Order/prioritize migration bundles.
Use the this tool to collect, record, and structure application and infrastructure data for the data center relocation in one comprehensive document.

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