IT service management teams can face major challenges when organizations choose to move to a new data center. The migration process forces IT leaders to schedule changes in such a way that streamlines the transition to the new facility.The migration must also protect against data loss and ideally, also keep many core and customer-facing services available.
This challenge is expected to become prominent across the IT sector as data center construction rates are set to increase substantially moving forward. A recent study from Infiniti Research Group predicted that the data center construction sector will expand at a compound annual growth rate of approximately 21.99 percent for the period of 2013 through 2018. Demand for colocation space and a large-scale push toward sustainable data center technologies are driving this move toward new facility construction.
Building a new data center is a major project, but it is an effort that can help organizations unlock new service capabilities and improve IT-business alignment. Change management solutions are critical tools in this area as the service desk solution enables IT managers to successfully schedule, coordinate and execute change throughout the entire migration process, eliminating risk while ensuring operational efficiency.