Many (but, not all) project risks can be mitigated or even avoided, but only if they are identified and planned for in advance. For a data center relocation project, there are a few key areas of risk that always demand closer scrutiny:
- Project management and execution
- Technology & vendors
- I.T. management, process, staff
- Capacity Planning
- Facilities & infrastructure, security
- Data Center Relocation planning & risk
There are always a few too many companies that fail to learn from the data center relocation mistakes (and successes!) of others. To reduce the inevitable risks that come with moving systems from one place to another, you should perform a risk assessment.