Migration , NGD


NGD has been undertaking Server Relocation and Data Centre Migrations for over 10 years. With a full range of services, following a proven methodology, NGD plans, manages and executes Europe-wide moves on an end-end basis. We have handed over data halls in a complete fitted, cabled and server-populated state to many customers.

A Total Solution

Having an impressive facility is only the half story. At NGD, we are there to assist our customers transition through each phase of a project and into live service. NGD has the right services and the right experience to deliver migrations ranging from full relocations, partial moves and new builds. We can work alongside customer teams or deliver an end to end solution. Nobody knows our facility better than we do, so we can ensure everything gets designed, integrated, fitted, moved and handed over ready to go.

NGD. The Lift & Shift Specialists

NGD’s Lift & Shift process is unmatched in the industry, and follows these steps;

  • Elegant shutdown of all equipment
  • De-rack all equipment and pack in flight cases
  • Sign off contents and seal all flight cases, ensuring electrical safety
  • Transport all equipment and racks to NGD
  • Offload racks and unpack all flight cases at the target data hall
  • Confirm contents and condition of equipment unchanged
  • Re-rack equipment, reconnect and power on
  • Run and sign-off connectivity tests
  • Confirm application availability and confirm data integrity

The Migration Process

  • Initial Meeting

    Initial Meeting
    Review of legacy data centre assets
    Evaluate migration viability
    Conduct initial cost & process analysis
    Initial recommendations for
    technical & facility refresh

  • Survey to recommendations

    Onsite technical and property evaluation
    Full technical and operational survey
    Commercial feasibility
    Report detailing solution options
    and recommendations

  • Project Details

    Project Details
    Detailed feasibility report
    Technical cad designs
    Commercial viability
    Project manager
    Project plan

  • Migration Process

    Engage NGD Migration Team
    Agree timings
    Allocation of client sponsor
    IT mapping and planning
    Lift & Shift logistics
    Logical data migration

  • Completion

    Handover to NGD Team

  • Your own Data Centre

    Dedicated entrance & power allocation
    MMR & Security
    Office space & conference facilities
    Catering & business services
    Car parking

Don’t just take our word for it

In 2015, NGD delivered a 120 rack ‘lift and shift’ migration for a new telecoms company. This migration consolidated three data centres into a single purpose built data hall which delivered financial and operational improvements. NGD delivered on time, on plan and with no unpanned downtime.