Data Center Moves and Relocation Services
XTechnology Global provides clients with a full suite of physical data center move and relocation services. It doesn’t matter if you’re equipment is going from your data center to a collocation facility or collocation to collocation, XTechnology Global has the team to provide you with the road map and full physical move service to ensure that all IT assets are handled securely and properly.
Lift, Shift, and Move Services
The Lift, Shift and Move portion of our service consists of our team coming onsite to the client’s facility and physically de-installing/disassembling all IT storage equipment (i.e. storage racks, storage arrays, servers, storage area networks, SAN, etc.). XTG’s team makes sure that all equipment is scanned and accounted for before packaging equipment for transit. Once all equipment is accounted for, XTG’s team will palletize and package all IT equipment to ensure a safe and secure transport to the destination facility. All trucks when loaded are locked out and tagged out with XTG issued locks and tags. When the truck arrives at the destination facility, XTG’s team checks the lock to ensure the shipment hasn’t been tampered with in any way, XTG’s team then unlocks truck and moves all equipment to the designated cage for re-installation. Before the re-installation begins, XTG’s team verifies that all equipment that was logged at the originating facility has successfully arrived at the destination facility. Once all equipment is accounted for, XTG’s team will physically re-install/assemble all IT storage equipment into their designated space.
This is the step in the process that XTG’s team makes sure that all equipment is accounted for. When XTG’s team begins the de-installation process, every piece of equipment that is being de-installed is scanned into our custom dashboard tracking system. XTG’s team will scan the part number and serial number of each server rack, all of the servers in the rack, and all of the contents within each server. Once all equipment is scanned into the custom dashboard the equipment is prepared for shipment. Once the shipment has arrived at the destination facility, XTG’s team then refers to the custom dashboard to verify that all equipment that was scanned at the originating facility has arrived at the destination facility. XTG’s team then rescans all equipment that has arrived at the destination facility to ensure that it matches up with the scans from the departure.
Full Asset Reporting
When the data center move project has been completed and all equipment has been successfully re-installed, XTechnology Global provides its clients with the full reports from the custom dashboard. The reports consist of part and serial number of all equipment that was moved.
Custom Crating Solutions
XTechnology Global provides its clients with custom crating solutions for mission critical moves. XTechnology Global also provides on-site crating; XTG’s team will package client’s equipment in a custom crate at the client’s facility. XTG provides care, custody, and control for the physical move of all sensitive data center assets.
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End-to-End Chain of Custody
We offer a more transparent secure chain of custody for our client’s IT assets. In most cases a logistics security specialist driving an XTG truck picks up assets at client locations. Those assets remain in our possession throughout the transportation process until they arrive at a processing center or recycling facility.
The secure chain of custody is also an important part in assuring compliance with data security and environmental management laws. The knowledge of the location of our vehicles and your assets at all times via GPS tracking and the reporting on both pick-up and deliver to XTG’s facilities provides the assurance and audit trail required by the most security conscious corporations.
Our logistics network solves one of the most troubling problems for clients: secure and reliable transportation. IT assets pose a unique challenge because they are both high value and high risk for corporations. XTech’s logistics network offers a secure chain of custody.
XTG’s logistics management team has over 20 years of combined experience in global logistics and transportation operations, and guides the ever-growing expansion of our logistics network. Logistics centers are established in a plethora of cities from coast to coast, assuring close proximity to every metropolitan area. Additional hubs are planned for expansion in the near future.
The added benefit of the national network when combined with the fully integrated standardized process in all of XTG’s eradication plants is that all of our client’s assets can be routed to the closest facility to be re-manufactured or recycled.
Although qualified partner carriers will pick up assets from remote clients, our goal is that nearly all client’s assets are transported by XTG to ensure secure handling dependability and professional service.