TDS Completes Data Center Relocation for Varian Semiconductor

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Transition Manager instrumental in planning, real-time communication and move day management

Varian Semiconductor
Transition Manager’s real-time asset management gave both TDS and Varian visibility into all move events as they were happening.

Transitional Data Services (TDS) announced today that it has successfully completed a data center relocation project for Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc. (VSEA). This relocation effort included the complete de-installation, moving and re-installation of all mission critical and infrastructure devices in three separate move events over a 3 month period.

By leveraging the power of its Transition Manager relocation tool and experience gained from over 1 million square feet of data center projects, TDS was able to complete this data center move on-schedule and with zero equipment failures to assure complete customer satisfaction. The Varian IT staff gave TDS high marks for this successful project:

"TDS’s Pre-move activities and planning as well as their scheduling and equipment reviews turned out to be well worth the time and effort as we never missed a deadline and all the move events actually ended ahead of schedule.”

“The thoroughness of the team was very impressive.”

Transition Manager, a purpose-built tool from TDS designed specifically to manage complex data center relocation projects, assured efficient workflow management and communication throughout the move.

TDS's asset barcode scanning allowed Transition Manager to track Varian’s assets during all stages of the move. By utilizing laser barcode scanners, the move technicians on the floor updated status in real time as each uniquely identified asset was tracked throughout the move. IT managers at Varian used this information to dynamically allocate labor resources to assure the immediate restoration of mission-critical systems.

“Transition Manager’s real-time asset management gave both TDS and Varian visibility into all move events as they were happening,” stated Tim Schutt, TDS Principal and VP of Data Center Relocations. “In addition, Varian used the TranMan tool to manage the movement of other less critical systems on their own using TDS proven methodology with their own local staff.”

Transition Manager also can be used to facilitate application migrations by taking into account the overall hybrid environments including a mixture of physical, virtual, cloud and SaaS based services.

About TDS
Transitional Data Services is a consulting and IT services company that has provisioned, transitioned and managed over 1 million square feet of IT space for companies including Kayak.com, John Hancock, Boston Red Sox, Liberty Mutual, Pioneer Electronics and many other companies of all sizes.

TDS works hand in hand with clients through full deployment cycles – from design, implementation and through ongoing operations, and this experience brings a holistic, real world perspective in evaluating hybrid enterprise computing. With experience spanning all facets of enterprise computing including facilities, virtualization, cloud, SaaS, business applications and 24/7 operations, TDS provides unique perspective and insight for supporting these mixed environments.

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