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CDMS – Certified Data Centre Migration Specialist
2 days  (Instructor Led Online)  |  Certified Data Centre Training

Course Details

The CDMS – Certified Data Centre Migration Specialist is a two-day course that exposes participants to a step-by-step methodology which will enable them to reduce the risks involved when undertaking a data centre migration. It will also give participants a lot of valuable practical hints and tips by trainers having extensive experience in moving and consolidating mission critical data centre.

 

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Objectives

After completion of the course the participant will be able to:

  • Develop and review their data centre strategy
  • Use different risk assessment methodologies together with practical tips specifically for data centre migrations to reduce the risk during a data centre migration
  • Understand different migration strategies
  • Understand the legal aspects when migrating a data centre
  • Understand the importance of Business Service Reviews and Service Level Objectives
  • Size and design the target data centre
  • Understand the importance of detailed discovery and how dependencies influence migration waves
  • Understand the safety requirements during migration Get lots of practical tips when moving to another data centre

Outline

Data Centre Strategy

  • Data centre lifecycle
  • Reasons to migrate to a data centre
  • Alternatives to data centre migration
  • Consolidation
  • Outsourcing
  • Cloud computing
  • Upgrade an existing data centre or build new

Project Management

  • Project management and methods
  • Scope statement
  • Statement Of Work (SOW)
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Allocate time to the project
  • Cost and estimation methodology
  • Project communication

Risk Management

  • Risk management and methods
  • Risk identification
  • Risk assessment methodologies
  • Qualitative approach
  • Semi-quantitative approach
  • Quantitative approach
  • Risk evaluation
  • Risk treatment
  • Risk in data centre migrations

Migration Strategies

  • Different data centre migration strategies
  • Heterogeneous migration
  • Homogeneous migration
  • Physical migration
  • Different IT transformations
  • Pre-migration transformation
  • Migration transformation
  • Post-migration transformation

Legal Aspects

  • Regulatory requirements
  • Contractual considerations
  • Legal aspects when decommissioning

High-Level Discovery & Planning

  • The importance of Business Service Reviews
  • The concept of Availability
  • The concept of Recoverability
  • The importance of Service Level Objectives
  • Requirements on designing the target IT architecture
  • Information needed for high-level planning

Design Target Data Centre

  • Requirements for the target data centre
  • Sizing the data centre
  • Architectural requirements
  • Cooling requirements
  • Power requirements
  • Security

Detailed Discovery and Planning

  • The importance of the discovery
  • Automated discovery tools
  • Asset management
  • Network and system dependencies
  • Detailed migration planning
  • Migration waves
  • Staffing
  • Warranties and insurance

Safety

  • Safety precautions
  • Technical safety review
  • Electrical safety
  • Lifting
  • Personal safety during migration
  • Fire safety during migration

Security

  • The controversy between access and security
  • Access control
  • Managing security during migration
  • Security during migration
  • Key management
  • Practical hints and tips
  • Continuous improvement

Implementation

  • Rehearsal
  • Route investigation
  • Resourcing
  • Logistics team
  • Packing
  • Transport
  • Installing the equipment
  • Post-migration support

End of Project

  • Why project closure
  • Lessons learned
  • Phased completion of the project
  • Criteria for project closure
  • The outcome of the project
  • End of project

Exam

Target Audience

The primary audience is an IT, Facilities or Data Centre Operations professional working in and around the data Centre (representing both end-customers and/or service provider/ facilitators) and having to deal with Data Centre Migration Projects and/or Data Centre Strategies, such as:

  • Project Managers
  • Data Centre managers
  • Operations/Floor/Facility managers
  • IT managers
  • Network/System Engineers
  • Data Centre Sales/Consultants
  • Logistic Managers

Prerequisites

  • There is no specific prerequisite for the CDMS® course. However, participants who have actual experience in the data centre and/or IT infrastructures are best suited. Attendance of the CDCP® course is recommended but not a requirement.