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CDMS – Certified Data Centre Migration Specialist


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  • 2 Days Course
    Certified Data Centre Training

    Classroom + Online

    Course Details


    This 2-day course is designed to expose 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.


    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


    Data Centre Strategy

    • Data centre lifecycle
    • Reasons to migrate a data centre
    • Alternatives to data centre migration
    • Consolidation
    • Outsourcing
    • Cloud computing
    • Upgrade 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 discovery
    • Automated discovery tools
    • Asset management
    • Network and system dependencies
    • Detailed migration planning
    • Migration waves
    • Staffing
    • Warranties and insurance



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



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



    • 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 project
    • Criteria for project closure
    • The outcome of the project
    • End of project



    • Sample questions
    • Self study (time permitted)
    • Exam: Certified Data Centre Migration Specialist

    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.


    • 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.