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Pre-staging and testing eases manufacturer's move and technology change

Data center relocation gives Atlantic Fasteners a new state-of-the-art facility.

Moving a business – and its technology – requires careful project planning and testing.

Atlantic Fasteners is a fast growing distributor of fasteners and industrial supplies.

As they planned to move to a newer, larger facility, the distributor also planned significant upgrades to its technology. Working with Kelser on testing and pre-staging some of the new network infrastructure before the move event instilled confidence and made troubleshooting the environment on the actual move day all that much easier.

The Kelser team evaluated the legacy systems and existing configurations and provided Atlantic Fasteners with general recommendations, help with implementation, and logistics and support for the physical move to the new location over a weekend. Kelser also provided project planning, network design, VMware consulting, DR site planning, pre-and post-move testing, and firewall configuration services.

The project included changing every IP address in use in the customer environment, applying VLAN segmentation, implementing appropriate security between the VLANs, implementing a management plane, separating voice traffic from data traffic, as well as dividing up data traffic by function (server, storage, endpoint, wireless, etc.), deploying and testing a strategic disaster recovery (DR) plan via the VMware vCloud Air service, and implementing a secure guest access wireless LAN for the new building.

The Kelser approach of building and testing the environment prior to moving eliminates many of the potential pitfalls of a move event. Solid planning, extensive testing, and effective execution are the keys to any successful business venture, and all expertly provided by Kelser. If you are planning a move, contact the experts on getting your business primed for success.

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