COVID is not going away any time soon. If your staff is working remotely there is no reason to shell out thousands of dollars every month for an empty office.

This article will explain the exact steps you need to follow to move your servers out of your office’s telco closet and into our data center. Moving your servers out of your office is a big step in freeing yourself from a lease and increasing your cash flow.

As you might be aware, moving your entire IT infrastructure to a new location can be challenging.

To make this process less challenging we will walk you through the entire process step by step. Step one is to figure out your colocation requirements. The process of figuring out your colocation requirements boils down to these three steps.

Determine how much space you need.

To do this measure your current servers. In the datacenter world we measure rack space in a unit of measurement that we call a “U.” A “U” is equal to 1.75” in height. So, when you call us and say “I need 10 U of space” we know exactly what you are saying. It is like making a Star Wars reference at Comic Con. You are telling us; hey I speak geek too.

Determine how much electricity you need.

Figuring out how much electricity your servers require is as easy as reading the faceplate on the back of your server. The faceplate will have something that says something like MAX AC CURRENT 10 A. You never want to get near the max amount so subtract 20%. This means your server will require ~ 8 AMPs.

Determine how much electricity you need.

Figuring out how much electricity your servers require is as easy as reading the faceplate on the back of your server. The faceplate will have something that says something like MAX AC CURRENT 10 A. You never want to get near the max amount so subtract 20%. This means your server will require ~ 8 AMPs.

When planning for power redundancy, each circuit (primary and redundant) must be sized to handle the total load of both in case one fails. So, in the case stated above we would setup two 10 Amp circuits.

Determine how much bandwidth you need.

This one is easy. Everyone at Fiber Alley gets 1 Gbps of blended bandwidth included with their service. Unlike other providers who charge additional for bandwidth which could cost you thousands and defeats the whole purpose of saving money through colocation.

Setup your network.

Before you show up to the data center, we give you your networking information. This includes your VLAN and subnet. All your networking information is separated from other customers.

Installation of your servers.

Now that we have done all the prep work all that is left is the installation of the servers. Once you show up to our data center our team will help you physically move your servers into their new home.

Now that your data is out of the office you are one big step closer to getting out of your lease. Speaking of leases and contracts at Fiber Alley, we do not force our customers into contracts. Everything we do is on a month-to-month term. This allows you to free up capital.

To find out how Fiber Alley can help you move your servers so you can get out of your office lease “Click Here “.