Project Description

Kindred Healthcare data center relocation expertly delivered by Altus


This company operates about 65 long-term, acute care hospitals in 24 states, and about 285 skilled nursing facilities in 32 states. Services offered included long-term intensive care, respiratory services, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation therapy, and Alzheimer’s disease care.

Client Environment

The environment consisted of a variety of distributed equipment such as Compaq, HP, Sun, and IBM.

The Challenge

This data center move had to be executed in such a way that disruptions of IT operations would be minimized. The data center move also required that applications had to be grouped logically in the new data center – an upgrade from the current scenario.

The Solution

A detailed inventory of the customer’s data center equipment was performed and the associated applications were mapped to the servers. The inventory was then divided-up into move elements and each move element was sized to fit into the defined move events. This division resulted in 10 move events and a relocation plan was developed for each event accordingly

Critical Success Factors

  • Adopted a proven methodology and approach
  • Used a collaborative rather than directive approach
  • Brought in resources to free-up critical resources from day-to-day activities
  • Brought in resources experienced in data center relocations

If your company is preparing for a data center move this year – be it a migration/relocation or a data center colocation – you can trust the data center consultants at Altus to provide the same attention to detail, exacting expertise, and professional hands-on IT skills as we utilized in this move above. Since 1996 we’ve been serving Ohio, the Midwest and the entire United States with data center services and IT knowledge to take businesses to their Next Level. Why not allow us to to do the same for your enterprise? Please contact us to get a dialogue started; learn about our other Data Center services while you’re here.