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The Challenge

Amdocs are a leading software & services provider, with a large client base across 85 countries. Technimove were engaged to:

  • Provide a fully managed migration solution
  • Complete a physical audit of all equipment within the migration scope
  • Complete a pre-cable of destination datacentre
  • De-commission re-commission 5 racks of equipment, between Amdocs’ London-based datacentres

The Solution

Planning and Project Management

Our migration methodology is designed to focus on minimising downtime, reducing risks and guaranteeing the efficient delivery of server migration projects. A key element of this process is ensuring that your project manager has prepared for the challenges and utilised the available resources in the most effective way.

The Pre Cable

Pre-cabling is a key strategy for ensuring that we achieve our goal of minimising your downtime. With Amdocs, this meant our engineers were pre-cabling the new location 4 weeks ahead of the migration. As part of the process, the team installed copper and fibre cables in line with a specific set of requirements outlined by the client.

 

The Migration

On the day of the migration, Technimove engineers arrived onsite 30 minutes prior to the start time to sign in and prepare packaging material.

Once onsite, the devices were handed over to Technimove to systematically decommission, de-rack and wrap in anti-static bubble wrap for protection, before being placed into purpose built, foam lined, server flight cases.

Once the flight cases were secured in the pre-fuelled GPS tracked Mercedes Sprinters, Technimove travelled directly to the destination site via the safest and shortest pre-planned route.

Once at the destination, the equipment was unpacked and installed in line with the destination rack plans. Once racked, devices were recommissioned in line with the patching schedule.

Technimove undertook final checks before handing the equipment back over the client for the testing to commence ahead of schedule.

The Result

In partnership with HP, we ensured that the migration was delivered and all project goals were achieved. From the very beginning, the processes we had put in place through our project management methodology ensured the safe and secure migration of Amdocs’ equipment.

The feedback received from those involved was positive all round and the project was a success. The pre-planning activities ensured the project was completed successfully, comfortably within the agreed timescales.

Rami Artzman, Amdocs datacenter project manager said, “I would like to thank all participants for a successful project.”

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