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Title: Don’t Skip the Planning Phase – Mitigating Risks When Decommissioning Enterprise Data Centers


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Dont Skip the Planning Phase Mitigating Risks
When Decommissioning Enterprise Data Centers
  • Decommissioning an enterprise data center is a
    large and complex project. Even small-scale data
    centers can take hundreds of hours and require
    specialized skills and expertise to fully
    decommission, and these types of projects carry
    significant risks that can quickly grow into
    serious challenges.

Name Sphaera, Inc. Address 7850 NE Nicholas
Ct., Suite A, Hillsboro, OR 97124 Phone
1-800-705-2619 Email info_at_sphaera.net Website
https//sphaera.net/services/migration-decommissio
n-and-data-destruction/migration-decommission/
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Mitigating Risks When Decommissioning Enterprise
Data Centers
  • Mitigating these risks requires careful planning.
    Unfortunately, enterprises often face tight
    deadlines that make it difficult to dedicate time
    to the planning phase. Whether they are removing
    IT assets to meet the terms of a lease agreement
    or upgrading to new technologies to meet
    performance requirements, many are left
    scrambling to get the work done as quickly as
    possible.
  • This article will highlight a few of the key
    risks that enterprises face when initiating a
    data center decommissioning project before
    showing how a proper plan can save time, money,
    and resources down the road. To learn more,
    download our recent white paper 5 Things
    Enterprises Should Know When Decommissioning a
    Data Center. 

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The Risks of a Failed Data Center Decommissioning
Project
  • Any time you are decommissioning a data center,
    no matter the size or scale of the facility, your
    organization faces some level of risk. IT
    infrastructure, in particular, is intricately
    interconnected and interdependent, further
    increasing the complexity of the project.
  • One of the most significant risks is that
    sensitive data is lost, stolen, or otherwise
    released. Personally identifiable information
    (PII), banking details, or social security
    numbers can be stored on even the most
    inconspicuous devices. One recent study found
    that 40 percent of devices resold in regular
    commerce channels contained PII that was
    relatively easy to access.
  • Enterprises should also ensure that any
    decommissioning project has a limited impact on
    ongoing business activities, operations,
    customers, and disaster recovery. Each enterprise
    will have its own acceptable limits, but any
    unplanned downtime can result in lost time,
    revenue, and reputation.

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Mitigating Risks Plan Early, Plan Often
  • Faced with looming deadlines, pressure from
    senior executives, or a lack of understanding of
    the full scope of the project, many enterprises
    do not spend enough time developing a strategy. 
  • In most cases, the physical removal of the
    equipment is the easy part. But before that can
    happen, enterprises must have a clearly defined
    plan that includes key milestones, schedules,
    budgets, dependencies, and processes. Without a
    proper plan, a seemingly simple project can
    quickly grow into a logistical and operational
    nightmare.
  • First, its important to align the project with
    clearly defined strategic goals. Articulate why
    you are decommissioning the existing facility,
    how this decision moves you closer to your
    business goals, and what metrics you will use to
    measure success. Are you looking to lower your
    capital expenses, increase application
    performance, support a new product or service, or
    enhance your ability to serve customers?

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Dont Start Decommissioning Your Data Center
Without a Plan
  • Regardless of the size of your facility or the
    reason you are decommissioning, a clearly defined
    and agreed upon plan will keep the project on
    track, mitigate serious risks, and increase the
    likelihood of a successful project.
  • If working with an experienced partner, they will
    be able to guide you through the planning phase,
    identify key phases of the project, catch
    oversights or mistakes, and bring a
    process-driven approach that ensures all parts of
    the project are properly managed from start to
    finish. 
  • By spending a bit of extra time before the
    decommissioning project takes place, enterprises
    can align their technology with their strategic
    objectives and position their business for
    long-term performance and results. 

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Contact US
  • Name Sphaera, Inc.
  • Address 7850 NE Nicholas Ct., Suite A,
    Hillsboro, OR 97124
  • Phone 1-800-705-2619
  • Email info_at_sphaera.net
  • Website https//sphaera.net/
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