Planning and Project Management
We offered a great deal of support to Maindec in the run up to the project, assigning a Project Manager at the discovery phase. Technimove’s expert input at every stage of the migration process was fundamental in ensuring a successful outcome, to identify several potential issues and to ensure the 15 hour downtime window was achieved.
Maindec’s client had placed several stipulations on the project, the main two being that the project had to commence over the weekend, to be completed by midday Sunday, and secondly, due to the critical nature of the equipment, it was to be split across three separate vehicles, ensuring they were not travelling together.
On the day of the migration, Technimove engineers arrived onsite 30 minutes prior to the start time of 19:00, to sign in and prepare packaging material. The devices were due to have been shut down ahead of Technimove’s arrival, however upon arrival, Maindec informed Technimove that they were experiencing some issues which delayed them shutting down the equipment.
Once the equipment was shut down ready for Technimove to begin, it was 21:30, 2 hours after the scheduled start time, thus eating into the 15 hour window time frame issued by Maindec. Despite the delay, Technimove began the project, De-Racking and wrapping all devices in anti-static bubble wrap for protection, before placing them into purpose built, foam lined, server flight cases.
The flight cases were secured in three separate, pre-fuelled GPS tracked Mercedes Sprinters before travelling directly to the destination site via the safest and shortest pre-planned route.
Once at the destination site in Wales, the equipment was unpacked and installed in line with the destination rack plans.
Technimove undertook final checks before handing the equipment back over the client for the testing to commence ahead of schedule.