Data centre migration is most opportune when kit is refreshed, building leases have expired or there is a need for a larger or even in some instances, a smaller facility.
Often server and network equipment, as well as critical, high-value infrastructure items, must be relocated.
At 2bm we endeavour to cut the complexity of relocating highly sensitive and high value IT equipment. We are experts in effective and safe relocation and minimising disruption.
Whether clients are moving a single server or have committed to a full data centre migration, 2bm has the ability to run projects from beginning to end, with a service tailored to exact requirements.
Once the equipment has been de-commissioned and de-racked, 2bm’s technical move team will arrive at the collection site(s) at an agreed time and proceed to wrap each individual device in anti-static bubble-wrap, before placing in our custom-built anti-static flight cases.
Once the flight cases have been packed, loaded and secured within 2bm’s dedicated vehicle(s), the equipment will be transported to the delivery site. 2bm’s vehicles never make unscheduled stops.
2bm can also move populated racks. Racks are fully wrapped in anti-static bubble wrap and protective corners before being shrink-wrapped. We use protective flooring to remove the risk of vibration to the equipment, which also protects the client’s floor along the chosen access route. Where there are obstacles to navigate, or low doors, 2bm will utilise its specialist equipment to tip racks – safely and securely. If racks need to be tipped, all equipment will need to be de/re-racked.
2bm’s de/re-rack service involves every element of the ‘pack and transportation’ service above, but also includes physically removing server equipment from live racks at the collection site, and re-racking server equipment at the delivery site. Rack diagrams are required before re-racking can commence – if required 2bm’s Professional Services team is able to work with the client to design rack diagrams.
2bm’s experienced technical engineers can remove all associated cables from the devices which are to be relocated. 2bm can also connect all cables at the delivery site and if required, catalogue and label cabling for transportation and provide a pre-patch solution ahead of the relocation, which increases efficiency. In addition, 2bm’s professional services team can create a patching schedule if also required. De/Re-cable: We relocate PCs just as we would relocate servers. Each device is individually wrapped in anti-static bubble wrap and is transported in our anti-static flight cases. Perfect for transporting valuable IT assets as part of a wider office relocation.
We relocate PCs just as we would relocate servers. Each device is individually wrapped in anti-static bubble wrap and is transported in our anti-static flight cases. Perfect for transporting valuable IT assets as part of a wider office relocation.
2bm offers a fully managed international shipment service. We can ship equipment anywhere in the world – door to door. We will collect your equipment, package it so that it is suitable for air-freight, and co-ordinate our international partners so that your equipment arrives both safely and on time.
Expertise in successful projects from planning through to redeployment
Clear guidance of clients through the process
A state-of-the-art fleet, comprising of small vehicles up to 26-ton rigid vehicles
No vehicle branding to give added security
Vehicles never driven with less than two occupants, meaning equipment is never left unattended
All vehicles are GPS-tracked, allowing clients to follow their assets in real-time
Engineers working in pairs to de-rack equipment
Anti-static bubble wrap for all devices
Use of anti-static flight cases
Great care over re-racking process