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data center consulting for businessesMany organizations turn to PlanNet when confronted with major decisions regarding their data center. Decision makers are asking their IT and Real Estate groups questions such as:

  • Should we upgrade or expand our data center?
  • Is it more cost-effective to build a data center or co-locate?
  • Where is the best location to maximize cost and minimize risk?

PlanNet Data Center Consulting Team has helped hundreds of Fortune and mid-size organizations answer questions like these. PlanNet’s expert data center professionals provide practical and informed guidance when businesses are confronted with major decisions.

STRATEGIC PLANNING
To help businesses make informed decisions, PlanNet develops strategic sourcing strategies for their data center facilities. PlanNet’s knowledge base covers IT infrastructure, applications, DR, real estate, finance, operations and engineering.

ASSESSMENT AND DESIGN
Is it time to assess your data center? Or need help designing a new one? PlanNet offers engineering consulting services to develop cost-effective, reliable and energy efficient solutions.

CO-LOCATION SOURCING
Let PlanNet find the right co-location data center to meet your needs. Our extensive database of worldwide co-lo providers allows us to quickly determine which providers and locations best meet your requirements. PlanNet’s delivery model saves both time and money.

DISASTER RECOVERY / BUSINESS CONTINUITY
With the reliance on enterprise applications and the proliferation of technology such as on-line banking and retail, reliability and uptime of IT infrastructure is critical. PlanNet matches your disaster recovery plans to your business continuity objectives.

DATA CENTER MIGRATION
Data center migrations are complex and risky. Executing a successful data center transition is challenging for many organizations to perform in-house due to resource constraints, competing initiatives or juggling day-to-day activities. PlanNet’s migration experts thoroughly assess requirements, evaluate business and technical constraints, develop a comprehensive migration plan, and navigate the transition from validation testing to go-live.

COMMISSIONING
PlanNet offers independent, third-party commissioning to ensure your data center is properly tested before going live. PlanNet develops rigorous commissioning plans and scripts and engage commissioning specialists with trained staff and proper equipment, overseeing the whole process to make sure defective components are repaired or replaced. PlanNet will also provide training for your staff.

CLIENT REPRESENTATION / PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
Data center deployments involve many stakeholders, service providers and a multitude of staff resources. Whether you are undertaking a minor change or designing a brand new data center facility, PlanNet will guide you through every phase of the project life-cycle.

DATA CENTER INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT
PlanNet provides data center operations outsourcing services to organizations that prefer to leave management of their critical facilities to professionals trained in data center Infrastructure management.

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