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Certified Data Center Migration Specialist

2 Giorni
1.300,00 € (iva escl.)
Virtual Classroom
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Certificazioni Associate




There is no specific prerequisite for the CDMS® course. However, participants who have actual experience in the data center and/or IT infrastructures are best suited. Attendance of the CDCP® course is recommended but not a requirement.



After completion of the course the participant will be able to:

- Develop and review their data center strategy

- Use different risk assessment methodologies together with practical tips specifically for data center migrations to reduce the risk during a data center migration

- Understand different migration strategies

- Understand the legal aspects when migrating a data center

- Understand the importance of Business Service Reviews and Service Level Objectives

- Size and design the target data center

- Understand the importance of detailed discovery and how dependencies influence migration waves

- Understand the safety requirements during migration

- Get lots of practical tips when moving to another data center



The primary audience is an IT, Facilities or Data Center Operations professional working in and around the data Center (representing both end-customers and/or service provider/ facilitators) and having to deal with Data Center Migration Projects and/or Data Center Strategies, such as: Project Managers, Data Center managers, Operations/ Floor /Facility managers, IT managers, Network/System Engineers, Data Center Sales/Consultants, Logistic Managers.



This 2-day course is designed to expose participants to a step-by-step methodology which will enable them to reduce the risks involved when undertaking a data center migration. It will also give participants a lot of valuable practical hints and tips by trainers having extensive experience in moving and consolidating mission critical data center.


Data Center Strategy:

- Data center lifecycle

- Reasons to migrate a data center

- Alternatives to data center migration

- Consolidation

- Outsourcing

- Cloud computing

- Upgrade existing data center or build new


Project Management:

- Project management and methods

- Scope statement

- Statement Of Work (SOW)

- Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

- Allocate time to the project

- Cost and estimation methodology

- Project communication


Risk Management:

- Risk management and methods

- Risk identification

- Risk assessment methodologies

- Qualitative approach

- Semi-quantitative approach

- Quantitative approach

- Risk evaluation

- Risk treatment

- Risk in data center migrations


Migration Strategies:

- Different data center migration strategies

- Heterogeneous migration

- Homogeneous migration

- Physical migration

- Different IT transformations

- Pre-migration transformation

- Migration transformation

- Post-migration transformation


Legal Aspects:

- Regulatory requirements

- Contractual considerations

- Legal aspects when decommissioning


High Level Discovery & Planning:

- The importance of Business Service Reviews

- The concept of Availability

- The concept of Recoverability

- The importance of Service Level Objectives

- Requirements on designing the target IT architecture

- Information needed for high level planning


Design Target Data Center:

- Requirements for the target data center

- Sizing the data center

- Architectural requirements

- Cooling requirements

- Power requirements

- Security


Detailed Discovery and Planning:

- The importance of discovery

- Automated discovery tools

- Asset management

- Network and system dependencies

- Detailed migration planning

- Migration waves

- Staffing

- Warranties and insurance



- Safety precautions

- Technical safety review

- Electrical safety

- Lifting

- Personal safety during migration

- Fire safety during migration



- Controversy between access and security

- Access control

- Managing security during migration

- Security during migration

- Key management

- Practical hints and tips

- Continuous improvement



- Rehearsal

- Route investigation

- Resourcing

- Logistics team

- Packing

- Transport

- Installing the equipment

- Post migration support


End of Project:

- Why project closure

- Lessons learned

- Phased completion of project

- Criteria for project closure

- The outcome of the project

- End of project