Cloud / Data Center



Data Center Migration & Project Management

In 2012 we worked with this market leader of ITSM SAAS, used our expertise in Remedy ITSM, ITIL, customer interfacing and management skills for a data center migration. The primary focus was to transition customers seamlessly from one data center to another. We also managed the transition of Business Service Management systems.

Some customers of note:

  • City of Chicago
  • LegalShield
  • State of Minnesota
  • Sysco, TrustMark
  • University of Central Florida
  • VF Services
  • Wolters Kluwer
  • Zenith Financial


Data Center Migration & Project Management

iDEAL joined an elite team of Infrastructure Planners commissioned by executive management to reduce server sprawl, assign assets for budgets and system roles following the Wachovia acquisition in 2010. This great financial institution has a cross functional matrix environment that was in the process of integrating two large corporations. The server farm was comprised of 50,000+ servers in a 375,000+ user environment.  Phase one focus was to scrub the REMEDY server asset database, identify and evaluate 2,000+ servers for budget assignment. We communicated with all departments to identify, evaluate and process servers for decommissioning or consolidation.We worked closely with management to develop and document the workflow process and expense recovery modeling. Created workflow diagrams, SharePoint site spreadsheets, databases, held team meetings and presented management reports. Servers were Identified, asset owners assigned, support and maintenance groups informed. We evaluated customer needs and proposed system dispositions. This project was a huge successes that exceeded team and department goals and objectives.



Data Center Migration & Project Management

iDEAL managed a nationwide data center migration.  We worked in a large complex matrix environment to identify 3000+ servers and migrated 600 from over 35 sites spread across the USA. This Healthcare organization has a complex cross functional matrix environment with two major divisions seeking control over a dynamically growing vast complex enterprise information system.  Working without a system of record the team built its own database hosted it on a on a SharePoint site. NetIQ was used to ID system states and virtualization was accomplished using tools from VMWare and PlateSpin.   We worked closely with upper management and many departments to coordinate this successful effort to shrink server sprawl, reduce operating costs and provide an environment that substantially reduced maintenance costs.

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Designed and directed the build out of multi-platform Windows and Linux infrastructure within internal Data Center to provide hosted services to 20 clients. Led the subsequent migration to a virtualized and large-scaled storage environment to provide high-availability cloud computing services to users, reducing TCO and increasing overall productivity.

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Provided a disaster recovery(DR) cloud solution for 40 plus customers. Recovered Exchange mail servers, Active Directory and SQL databases. Designed, planned, wrote policy, procedure and playbooks for DR and BCM solutions. Evaluated third party vendors and contracts. Created and presented budgets and project plans to executive management.


iDEAL may be the right choice for your next cloud project. Call us. Let’s discuss the details and see if we are a good fit for your next endeavor.