Data Center Location Consulting

Data Center Consulting:
PPC can help you navigate through he ever changing data center and cloud services market, ensuring you find the best solutions for your firms needs today and into the future. We understand power, space and how the various types of providers operate and how they can meet your needs.

Needs Assessment and Data Center RFP Development:
Our Data Center consultants can thoroughly vet data centers and we know what to look for. Working with your team we will investigate your critical power needs and consumption, cooling, security, site operations, equipment maintenance, room layout and design methodologies.  When it comes to developing a Data Center Request For Proposal (RFP), we can do this efficiently as we have developed these before. We start be meeting with you to discuss your requirements, and in the process, we may educate you on options and tradeoffs.  We can manage the entire RFP process, assessing and scoring the responses and presenting the results in clear business terms.

Evaluation of Data Center and Cloud Services Requirements:
Whether you have 1 server or hundreds, if you require a robust and secure location to place your equipment, a number of choices await you. There are numerous factors that go into planning your new data center such as: current deployments, future expansion and growth plans, power utilization trends, security, network communications and redundancy requirements. Let our Data Center consultants help you find the right solutions for your current and future needs.

Design and Planning:
We have conceived numerous data center designs over the years and as technology has evolved and changed, we have ensured that our design standards stay at the cutting edge. Our design and planning services include the following: Rack/cabinet layout, branch circuit power layout, low voltage cabling design, carrier handoff's and much more. Our Data Center consulting team works closely with your chosen hosting partner to ensure that the design is right for your application and remains within the limits of the facility.

Critical Infrastructure Planning:
PPC can assist with your current and future data center and network architecture configuration and provide system design recommendations. We will help identify and recommend solutions for immediate tactical issues in the data center and the network architecture, becoming your trusted advisor as your company continues to grow.

Project Management:
PPC employs rigorous methodologies covering all data center relocations to ensure a successful move.  The actual physical relocation will be handled by professional systems movers and coordinated with the effort of the IT team, our project management staff, vendors and outside experts.  With contingency plans in effect, the relocation can move forward and be executed according to plan.

Data Center Transition/Migration/Consolidation Management:
If you are a company faced with the move of a few servers, or an entire data center, you need a partner who will guide you through the transition to your new environment while also helping you to avoid costly mistakes and unnecessary downtime. Our proven methodology will keep your operations running with minimal downtime and disruption to your users. We will work alongside your staff to plan through each step of the move in tremendous levels of detail.

Virtualization and Consolidation:
Our data center consultants can advise on a server consolidation and/or virtualization strategy that often makes sense when moving equipment or facilities. 

 

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