Common sense has always been in the IT industry that managers of large companies have conservative characteristics, and for good reason, though for much of the area of technology companies has a direct impact on their revenue.
I have observed in recent years that one of the biggest fears of CIOs today is to be ahead of a physical drive Data Center. I believe that many sleep praying that day will not come. And they are right. Is there anything more risky for the IT manager than having to put in place a project of this responsibility? The core business of the entire company is present at the Data Center. Any error not anticipated, and mean the loss of revenue may also compromise the CIO career.
Still, investments are needed with the growing number of adherents to the digital world consumers. Companies have created channels of relationship with them, invested in data storage of for target audience and essential information for the development of the business. Cloud computing, issue of the moment in the technology segment, represents a large portion of the need for investment in data center.
The important thing is to remember that the service moves depends exclusively on planning and risk analysis. The deadlines vary according to the company’s current situation, however, to make a drive for success in 48h for a large company, you need approximately two months of planning.
The planning process involves conducting a survey of all requirements of technology and infrastructure in the client base, developing an inventory and analysis of the characteristics of the environment. With this documentation in hand, the team can analyze all the risks of the procedure and establish what will be the necessary approach. This is the most complex part, because it is from the long period of two months, if something goes wrong in plan, the action may be compromised and lead to long downtime in the company.
The project moves from Data Center is one of the riskiest in the IT industry and two important for the CIO overcome fear tips are: 1) Talk to anyone who has already made moves to know which path to tread; 2) Make sure that the vendor is sufficient and has the necessary experience and responsibility to perform this action. That done, I usually say that when planning and risk analysis are performed well on the day of moving even a child can perform the action successfully.