Managed IT Services Company, Consonus, Organizes Data Center Relocation with Hi-Tech Transportation
03/10/2010

Managed IT services company, Consonus, announces it has completed a data center relocation with Hi-Tech Transportation for ESL Federal Credit Union. The two companies partnered to provide ESL with server and data center relocation.

Online PR News – 10-March-2010 – – CARY, NC - Consonus, a leading managed IT services company, announces that it has partnered with Hi-Tech Transportation on ESL Federal Credit Union's recent server relocation. The relocation involved more than 200 servers and other data center devices for the credit union.

The move was scheduled over the February holiday weekend in order to minimize customer disruption. Consonus and Hi-Tech Transportation began the data center relocation at the 2 p.m. close of business on Saturday and completed the move less than 12 hours later. ESL Federal Credit Union, one of the country's largest credit unions, was brought back up to full operational status by Sunday afternoon, well before the deadline.

Consonus' proven four phase process (Requirements Gathering, Design Planning, Implementation Planning and Execution) was a key component to the extensive four month planning. The effort was led by one of Consonus' experienced project managers.

"Downtime costs any business money, but this is especially true for a bank or credit union. ESL Federal Credit Union's customers depend on easy and instant access to their money so it was important that we completed this move quickly and correctly. Much of the success of this project can be directly attributed to the ESL management team. The relationship that developed between Consonus, ESL Federal Credit Union and Hi-Tech Transportation was outstanding and we're honored that ESL chose us for their data center hosting," said Bob McCarthy, Co-President of Consonus Technologies, Inc.

All pieces of non-essential equipment and cabling were positioned and all network capabilities were tested in advance in order to reduce downtime. The project also included a risk management component which took advantage of ESL's existing disaster recovery facility to support 24x7 core business operations during the move. The project's success can be directly attributed to the exceptional project management and transportation services provided by Hi-Tech Transportation and Consonus, as well as ESL's commitment to their members and IT superiority.

"We're so pleased with the way this data center relocation went. The support we received from Consonus and Hi-Tech Transportation was simply outstanding. It exceeded our wildest expectations and we can happily say that this move went off without any drama or hiccups. Their experience in executing a data center relocation was fundamental to our success. With their help we were able to move over 200 servers, SANs and other devices in a single night without any unplanned impact to our valued members. We can't recommend Consonus or Hi-Tech Transportation enough and won't hesitate to use either company in the future," said Mike Armbruster, CIO of ESL Credit Union.

About Consonus Technologies, Inc:
Consonus Technologies, Inc. is a leading national provider of Data Center hosting and colocation, Managed IT Services, IT Infrastructure, and IT Consulting solutions based in Cary, NC. Offering a comprehensive suite of IT services, combined with highly-secure, reliable, and energy-efficient data centers across the country, Consonus provides customers with complete cloud computing solutions addressing disaster recovery, data protection, and virtualization. Visit Consonus Technologies on the Web at http://www.consonus.com.

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