The US Division of a large multi-billion dollar enterprise was planning to divest businesses at a remote location and expected the transaction would require the consolidation of multiple Data
Centers. Our project started with preparation of Due Diligence information related to systems, equipment, and facilities.
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At a high level, the phases would include Due Diligence, Signing/Close Preparations, Transition, and Close-Out. Scope was expected to include Data Center consolidation and managing an outsource
partner through a series of complicated systems separation projects.
As Due Diligence progressed, the deal changed. First it would require building a new Data Center. However, as the cost analysis was considered the transaction changed to now include sale of the
building. It was decided to migrate all Data Center assets into centralized Corporate Data Centers. Due Dligence ultimately included developing a full Data Center asset inventory, cost projections to
partition a Data Center and various Facilities changes around selling buildings, and a full workplan to prepare for Closing.
Once the deal was Signed, a tight timetable was committed to requiring very hands-on project management to ensure delivery for the Closing date. Also, a Transition Service Agreement was developed to
define all services being provided during transition. All work was managed toward a complex Cutover at Close.
During Transition, our Project Manager oversaw all activities to fulfill contracted obligations as described in the Transition Services Agreement. This included on-going interactions with the Buyer's
IT management and consultants. As obligations were fulfilled, the focus shifted to working with the Buyer to take over operational responsibilities.