Decommissioning, Virtualization & Consolidation,Management & Operations

Methodology for Data Center Services

The Methodology for Execution  of our PDLC (Project Development Life Cycle) follows the below outline.

 

Across our Service offerings we use a similar outline for all projects, these are then tailored to the particular project requirements. Additionally the below has a focus on a "Decommissioning" project.

This Methodology generates the primary input for the project's WBS (Work Breakdown Structure)...

Perform a complete inventory of all data center assets

  • Servers

  • Switches

  • Routers

  • Cable Plant

  • Other Various Components

Build and Deploy a Project CMDB

  • Planning

  • Build

  • Test

  • Deploy

Identify “Dependencies” for all Data Center components

  • Identify Stakeholders

  • Forward Stakeholder Questionnaire

  • Create Master “Stakeholder Dependency” document

Provide a detailed “Statement of Work” (SOW)

  • Discovery

  • Develop Detailed Scope

  • Produce “WBS” outline

  • Complete WBS

  • Formalize and Complete SOW

Preliminary and Final Walk-thrus

  • Preliminary Walk-thru

  • Pre-Go Live Walk-thru

  • Weekly Walk-thru

  • Final Walk-thru

Identify Project team Vendors

  • Compile Project Vendor Analysis

  • Provide Scope of Vendor Usage and Activity

  • Produce Final Production Vendor List

Identify Recycling (R2 Standard Certified) Resource

Compile “Data Destruction” policies and procedures

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Develop Security Plan for “Data Destruction” activity

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Establish Hard Drive Destruction, Staging Equipment, Hauling and Temporary Storage location

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Compile “Hazardous Material Disposal” Policies and Procedures

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Compile disposal plan for “Metals and Other Components”

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Establish a “Chain of Custody” Policy and Procedure

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Certificates for “Hard Drive” destruction

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Certificates for “Hazardous Waste” disposal

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Compile a “Documentation” Checklist

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Identify the intent of each device removed and document

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Establish what data resides on each devise and who owns it

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Identify Categories of data on Micro and Macro levels

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Define Present Access to Data Center

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Define Proposed Access to Data Center

Complete sizing for staff and administrative resources

Produce Final Quote

Award Meeting and Contract Execution