Intelligent Decisions, an Ashburn, Va., systems integrator, announced this week that it had successfully completed a relocation of an FBI data center from the East Coast to the West Coast.
While it could not name the West Coast destination for the data center, Intelligent Decisions noted the relocation was a challenging project, allowing for a downtime window of just seven days, and a mandate for the move to be completed between President Barack Obamas inauguration in January and the NFL Super Bowl on Feb. 1.
It was a very unique project with many variables, Senior Director of Professional Services Mark Whitty said in a statement. We came up with the idea to use both aircraft and ground vehicles to safely and securely move the equipment to its new home.
The project involved relocating the FBIs Information Technology Center in Fort Monmouth, N.J., to the undisclosed location on the West Coast. The first phase involved de-installing data center equipment, the secure transport of the equipment across the country, followed by reinstallation, testing and recertification.
Intelligent Decisions said the move was completed on-time and on-budget. While the company had a seven-day window to complete the move, it was able to get systems reinstalled and operational in five days.
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