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Nasdaq's relocation highlights the importance of a detailed moving plan

By Donna Donnowitz
February 9, 2015

According to Nasdaq, the organization will be establishing a new data center headquarters, with plans to finalize the move in the first half of 2016. The move will relocate Nasdaq's Nordic and Baltic facilities from their Ludna, Stockholm, location to a new data center located in Upplands Väsby.

There's no doubt that the move will be performed with stringent oversight and according to a detailed plan in order to prevent one of the world's major stock exchanges from suffering data center downtime. All companies stand to lose if their data center relocation is performed sloppily, leading to excessive downtime and loss of customers - looking at the Nasdaq's example can help show companies when relocation is ideal and how to go about it effectively.

New DigiPlex center built to meet Nasdaq's needs
Nasdaq representative Richard Gaudy, in email correspondence with Data Center Knowledge, told the news source that the move was based on multiple factors, including the opportunity to respond to customer needs more effectively with a tailor-designed facility via DigiPlex. Considering that Nasdaq's data center is used to host high-frequency electronic trading spaces, the organization's cooperation with DigiPlex to ensure the transition would be carried out with as few interruptions to service as possible emphasizes how communication with colocation providers can be a critical step during a data center move.

IT teams should look for an equally tailored solution
IT decision makers should take the same approach when organizing a data center relocation of their own - scheming the move around the needs of the company will help to minimize lapses in service and subsequent losses of customer trust. Forbes noted the importance of isolating a facility's interdependent systems. Marking these systems appropriately makes it easier to move them without compromising their performance. Depending on the final destination of the company's data, a remote console server could be used to streamline the transfer of information from one location to another. Ultimately, the best solution is the one that gets the job done.

Perle's wide range of 1 to 48 port Perle Console Servers provide data center managers and network administrators with secure remote management of any device with a serial console port. Plus, they are the only truly fault tolerant Console Servers on the market with the advanced security functionality needed to easily perform secure remote data center management and out-of-band management of IT assets from anywhere in the world.


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