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The Challenge

A migration partner to Insight, we were approached to carry out a migration for their client YOOX/YNAP/NET-A-PORTER GROUP, an Italian online fashion retailer and is an e-commerce company that serves more than 180 countries worldwide. They required,

  • A full end to end, Decommission through to Recommission of 20 devices including: Blade chassis, storage arrays and switches.

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 Migration

On the day of the migration, Technimove engineers arrived onsite 30 minutes prior to the start of the migration 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-fueled GPS tracked Mercedes sprinters, Technimove travelled directly to the destination site via the safest and shortest pre-planned route.

Once at DC at Westfield Shopping Centre, the equipment was unpacked and installed in line with the destination rack plans. Once racked, devices were Recommissioned in line with the patching schedules.

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

The Result

Technimove ensured that the migration was delivered and achieved all the goals for the project. From the very beginning, the procedure we had put in place through our project management processes ensured the safe migration of their servers.

As a result, we delivered above and beyond expectations by;

–              Early engagement with the client/end user ensuring that scope of work was agreed ahead of the migration.

–              Managed expectations through regular contact leading up to the migration.

NET-A-PORTER – Datacentre Team Leader said:

“Guys were super-efficient. Thanks”.