ADA IT Data Center Rewiring Project
We have been trying to get the time for last two years to rewire the server room. This project would be a large undertaking when you consider the amount of equipment we have in our data-center. We spent several weeks planning the even and then more time to consider all the tasks we wanted to accomplish with the reorganization of the data center.
We we given the green light to perform the reorganization for January 26, 2008 starting at 11:00pm and working until the late morning. Web traffic was only effected for a short period between Midnight and 1:30am then normal traffic resumed. I worked for over ten hours to complete this transformation. We also replaced a faulty network blade during this time as well as adding a new block of IP addresses to facilitate the ever growing needs of the ADA.
Our data center will now be easier to manage; tracing wiring issues or switching ports will be less confusing and time consuming. The organization of the racks will show the professionalism and pride we place into our data center when it is shown to staff and visitors.