Businesses of all sizes will need to undergo migrations and relocations as they grow or to manage and optimise their real estate facility and premises costs. Planning and implementing a major relocation or merger can be a considerable technical and logistical challenge, and user migrations, moves and changes will likewise need ongoing detailed planning to ensure network delivered services and fundamental infrastructure is in place to support the business in transition.
We have huge experience over 15 years with corporate real estate network builds, migrations and closures gained working with Corporate Real Estate for a major City based Investment Bank, and for a US based Private Hospitals Group.
We can advise, plan, design, project manage and test / validate to ensure a successful transition and completion.
CASE STUDY - a City Investment Bank has been rationalising its London Campus estate over a 4 year period, exercising lease breaks to release buildings which are no longer suited to its strategy for growth, and strategically building out new premises to accommodate specific businesses and service centres.
This has included the following elements for which preliminary feasibility planning, costs, standards based designs, managed implementation commissioning were undertaken for the campus and network infrastructure elements, supporting network delivered services and infrastructure deployments ahead of phased occupation and the extended user migrations and relocation process:
New Corporate Infrastructure Services HQ at Canary Wharf for 4500 staff, showcasing new technologies.
Campus network topology revisions to support new HQ buildings and data centres.
New High Specification HQ in West End for the Asset Management business, for 1200 staff including trader network facilities.
Tactical deployment and eventual closure of multiple interim office spaces, and supporting relocations in and out of these premises.
Closure of five longer term premises at lease break, users migrating to Canary Wharf.
Re-purposing two further campus premises for new business user migrations.
Revised design and project implementation for SunGard Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity network for mandated encryption and flexible invocation / scaling.