By combining 30 years of experience with technical expertise, security cleared engineers and best practice methodology, Sunspeed is able to deliver highly secure end-to-end migration solutions that mitigate risk and maximise efficiency.
Whether you are looking to move a single device or have the requirement to manage an entire Data Centre migration, you can trust Sunspeed to provide you with the expert assistance you need.
Sunspeed services the whole of the UK and Europe on a dedicated basis and has a trusted partner network in place to facilitate international relocations, including international shipments. Whether you need to securely relocate your IT assets between locations in the UK, manage a total migration solution between Paris and Frankfurt or have an international consolidation project to manage. Sunspeed is here to help.
Sunspeed’s relocation service is enhanced by complete de and re racking solutions, meaning the equipment can be loaded and unloaded straight into/from our custom designed flight cases – mitigating risk by eliminating contact points from the relocation process. Our skilled technical relocation engineers are able to work across a multitude of hardware platforms including server, storage and network equipment.
Oftentimes a phsysical migration provides a good opportunity to run technical refresh activities. This may involve retiring legacy equipment, introducing new hardware or an environment reconfigration to improve efficiency. By analysing the technical data and project objectives, and then combining this with any real-world constraints, Sunspeed is able to fully design optimised delivery rack plans and patching schedules, along with an effective migration plan which takes into account everything from route planning to ensuring priority equipment is relocated quickly using dedicated teams and vehicles.
Combine our relocation services with our technical services to create a highly bespoke end-to-end migration solution, that works to minimise risk and maximise efficiency. In the event that the client doesn’t have the necessary data required to underpin a migration project, Sunspeed will undertake an initial hardware and infrastructure discovery audit. Sunspeed can also manage all the cabling requirements to support the relocation. For large and/or critical migrations, the recommended approach is to deliver a pre-patch cabling solution ahead of time, which allows any issues to be resolved before they become problematic during a migration.
✓ Dedicated server relocation throughout the UK & Europe
✓ Full Site Surveys and Risk Assessments
✓ Full de/re-rack solutions
✓ New hardware installations
✓ Desktop relocation
✓ International shipping
✓ Industry leading insurance cover
✓ Security Cleared Engineers
✓ Data Centre Flight Cases
✓ Standby and rollback options
Data Centre Cabling
Quality cable management is vital in creating a successful working environment.
We supply and install power, fibre and data cables in readiness for a server migration and any technical refresh activities. The service is particularly in demand for Data Centre migrations where there are tight migration windows to observe and efficiency is of critical importance. Utilising Sunspeed to manage the relocation and the cabling reduces risk and maximises efficiency – information, delivery and cost efficiencies can be gained by engaging a single supplier to plan and execute these two critical activities.
Often during critical IT migrations, down-time is a key consideration and reducing the time taken to physically migrate an IT environment is extremely important. Our approach to reducing risk is to do as much of the work up-front as possible.
Sunspeed uses a variety of methods to minimise downtime; From large scale pre-printing of serialised and descriptive labels and small scale temporary bespoke labelling, to delivering a full pre-patch solution within the delivery racks ahead of a migration – Not only allowing us and the client to troubleshoot any issues before they become problematic during a migration, but it also means once the devices have been installed post migration, the cable infrastructure can be quickly connected, giving the clients technical team as long as possible to get the devices back on the network and operational before the down-time window expires.
✓ Skilled, certified engineers
✓ Design and delivery of technical documentation
✓ Rack preparation for time critical migrations and technical refreshes
✓ Provision of high quality materials
✓ Cable containment design and installation
✓ Re-dress and tidy of legacy environments
Sunspeed can help companies understand their IT infrastructure estates in minute detail.
Sunspeed utilises its own proven data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) tool to create detailed asset registers, rack plans and cabling schedules, which assist in the support and management of critical IT environments, and provide the basic information from which successful projects can be launched from.
A successful relocation is underpinned by accurate information and good planning. A Sunspeed audit will result in rich, accurate information which we can then use to create a migration plan and you can use in future planning exercises or any technical refresh activities.
If you are replacing your existing IT infrastructure, consolidating assets as part of a migration / virtualisation project, or simply have a need to dispose of your redundant hardware, Sunspeed is here to help.
A fully certificated CESG approved asset disposal solution, which operates both as a standalone solution or as part of a wider migration or technical refresh project.
A key concern for any business removing obsolete IT equipment is the secure removal of their data. We take this very seriously, which is why all our personnel are Security Cleared and certificates of destruction are issued where required.
Protecting the Environment
Sunspeed has a long and proven history of helping businesses to dispose of obsolete IT equipment in an efficient and legal manner. Our entire service is tailored to your needs and carried out in accordance with the UK Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive. Environmental Agency regulations state that any business or organisation that uses or produces electrical and electronic equipment be required by law to ensure they take responsibility of the recycling and disposal of their IT equipment.
Where appropriate, we will carry out a marketplace investigation to establish whether the equipment holds any resale value, which can be used to offset overall project costs. In some instances it’s possible to deliver a cost neutral solution or even return enough value to make the project a net positive exercise.
✓ De/racking and Asset Recovery
✓ Secure Transportation
✓ In accordance with the WEEE directive
✓ Security Check Enhanced engineers
✓ Certificated on-site and off-site destruction solutions
✓ A fully managed resale service
New Hardware Installations
Whatever the scope of the project, Sunspeed’s skilled and experienced team can deliver a reliable and flexible installation solution to meet your needs.
Sunspeed’s security cleared engineers can be utilised to manage new-hardware installations. Sunspeed can also place asset tags and labels on the equipment to support the ongoing management of your environment. Whether you simply require engineering assistance to support your existing team, or you require a complete solution, Sunspeed is here to help.
Technical Project Management
Sunspeed’s technical team will work with the client to create detailed rack plans and patching schedules ahead of an installation. Sunspeed can also offer a complete solution by managing the in-rack cabling requirements.
Staging and Logistics
When our installation services are combined with our logistic services, we can manage your whole deployment to ensure that your hardware is delivered, positioned and installed at your site professionally and within the agreed time frame. If required, Sunspeed can also simply be utilised to manage the deployment solution ahead of an install, where the remit is to make secure deliveries and position the equipment as required at the delivery site.
✓ Security Cleared Engineers
✓ Small to large scale installs, tailored around the client’s needs
✓ Product assembly, handling, and packing
✓ Placement of asset tags and labels
✓ Technical Project Management
Technical Project Management
A Fully Managed End-To-End Migration Solution.
A Total Migration Solution
Information, delivery and cost efficiencies can be gained by engaging a single supplier to plan and execute a full end-to-end IT migration. Sunspeed’s technical and relocation services can be combined to create a highly bespoke end-to-end migration solution, that works to minimise risk and maximise efficiency.
Minimising Risk & Maximising Efficiency
Often during critical IT migrations, down-time is a key consideration and therefore reducing the time taken to physically migrate an IT environment is extremely important. Our approach to reducing risk is to do as much of the work up-front as possible. This means that it can often make sense to pre-patch a delivery environment well ahead of a migration; Not only allowing us and the client to troubleshoot any issues before they become problematic during a migration, but it also means once the devices have been installed post migration, the cable infrastructure can be quickly dressed and connected, giving the clients technical team as long as possible to get the devices back on the network and operational before the down-time window expires.
If the client doesn’t have the richness of information to underpin such a task, Sunspeed can undertake an initial discovery audit to fully understand the collection environment before using this data, combined with any technical refresh objectives to fully design optimised delivery rack plans and patching schedules, along with an effective migration plan which takes into account everything from site constraints and route planning to ensuring priority equipment is relocated quickly using dedicated teams and vehicles. Once all the equipment has been relocated and connected, Sunspeed are able to remain on-site to provide technical support until the environment is operational.
It has been a great relief to be in such capable hands!Your coordination, the engineers on the day Paul and Ashley, Dan in sales, everything was absolutely brilliant and I am not one to make throwaway statements. We had plenty of other things to keep us busy leading up to and on the day, so it has been a great relief to be in such capable hands. Paul and Ashley were great and extremely helpful and proactive and the service from Sunspeed has been faultless.
Great service once again from SunspeedGreat service once again from Sunspeed. Hardworking crew, efficient, and helped us complete our move efficiently. Our first office move 18 months ago was with 20 people, now we were 95 - same great level of service as before.
Knowledgeable and a pleasure to work withWe had to relocate our datacentre out of hours to prevent business downtime. Sunspeed accommodated us at a time of our choosing and the engineers who turned up were beyond helpful. They were friendly, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. Moving forward we would not use anyone else.
Sunspeed are incredibly detailed and professionalSunspeed are incredibly detailed and professional. I can honestly say that Sunspeed excel in all aspects, from the management of projects through to the actual delivery teams. The consistency in their service enables us to focus on our areas and ultimately deliver a successful outcome to the end client.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Sunspeed!As recommended to me, choosing Sunspeed as a partner for the Data Centre migration meant choosing a safe pair of hands. Absolute professionalism from the first migration to the last and flexibility far greater than could reasonably have been expected. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Sunspeed.
The fact it’s gone so smoothly today is a credit to the entire team!I wanted to write and say thank you for the efforts of your team. The fact it’s gone so smoothly today is a credit to the entire team. Please pass on our thanks to the team and should we have future work requirements we’ll be in touch.
Pleasure to work with SunspeedI am writing this as a note of appreciation for the outstanding service provided. The migrations were completed efficiently and professionally from start to finish. This type of professionalism and commitment to the highest level of client satisfaction is greatly acknowledged. It would be our pleasure to work with Sunspeed again for future projects.
Another Successful RelocationI just wanted to extend the thanks of the company and myself for the successful relocation of our data centre.
We’ll be a repeat customer of Sunspeed’s for a long time to come!I’d like to say that Ashley and his team were excellent on the day, working efficiently and tirelessly – I really can’t commend them enough for their efforts!
The office clearance and Data Centre recovery went like clockwork.All work was carried out in an efficient and professional manner and no problems, great!