Consonus and Hi-Tech Transportation Facilitate "Drama-Free" Data Center Relocation for ESL Federal Credit Union by prweb

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									Consonus and Hi-Tech Transportation Facilitate "Drama-Free" Data Center
Relocation for ESL Federal Credit Union
Data Center Relocation team moves 200 servers and other data center devices to new
headquarters in under 12 hours, beating goal for resumption of normal operations
Cary, North Carolina (PRWEB) March 4, 2010 -- Consonus today announced that together with its data center
relocation partner Hi-Tech Transportation and ESL Federal Credit Union's internal project management and IT
teams, the company beat ESL's deadline for the relocation of more than 200 servers and other data center devices.

 The move, scheduled for the February holiday weekend, was completed in less than 12 hours - beginning at the
close of business on 2:00 p.m. Saturday - returning one of the country's largest credit unions to full operational
status by Sunday afternoon.

 Recognizing their need for data center relocation expertise, ESL selected Hi-Tech Transportation and Consonus
to assist ESL staff in the detailed planning and execution of the move. An expert Consonus Project Manager led
the intensive eight-month planning process employing Consonus' proven four-phase process: (1) Requirements
Gathering; (2) Design Planning; (3) Implementation Planning, and (4) Execution.

 "From my initial conversation with Consonus and Hi-Tech Transportation, I was aware that this team really
knows its business," said Ray Kaforey, Network Services Manager for ESL Federal Credit Union. "After
investigating other providers, I became convinced that Consonus and Hi-Tech Transportation were the best data
center relocation partners for ESL. Their experience in planning, documenting, and executing a data center
relocation was vital to the great success we achieved in moving over 200 servers, SANs, and other devices in a
single night with no unplanned impact to our members. The working relationship developed between ESL,
Consonus, and Hi-Tech Transportation was simply outstanding."

 In addition to counsel on rack and infrastructure layout, the project featured a risk management component which
utilized ESL's existing disaster recovery facility to support 24x7 core business operations during the actual move.
Because the new headquarters had been integrated into the overall network infrastructure prior to the move, all
network capabilities were fully tested in advance. All non-critical equipment and cabling were pre-positioned to
reduce downtime.

 The success of this data center relocation validates the distinguished project management and transportation
services provided by Consonus and Hi-Tech Transportation as well as ESL's commitment to IT excellence and
service of their members.

 The client's management team was actively engaged in this project from start to finish which was how the
appropriate resources were able to perform as well as they did. Finally, this client selected Hi-Tech as their
logistics provider. Hi-Tech was able to take their requirements and convert them into a customized Logistics Plan
designed to meet their deadlines. Project Management, Planning, Logistics, Resourcing and Leadership - the path
to a successful Data Center Relocation.

 "The support that Hi-Tech Transportation and Consonus provided to our internal ESL IT team was outstanding,"
lauded Mike Armbruster, CIO of ESL Credit Union. "Being able to successfully move a data center with no
drama is what you always want but rarely achieve. This team achieved it!"

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 About Consonus Technologies
 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. Consonus is an active, long-time member of The MSPAlliance, the world's largest Professional
Association and Accrediting Body for the Managed Services Industry. Visit Consonus Technologies on the Web
at www.consonus.com.

 About Hi-Tech Transportation
 Hi-Tech Transportation provides the comprehensive planning, technical skills and best-practices required to
achieve a successful, incident-free data center move. Offering the highest level of service and protection in the
industry, including a private fleet of company-owned trucks to transport a customer's most mission-critical
information, Hi-Tech assures complete customer satisfaction. To discover how Hi-Tech can make your data
center relocation a success, visit Hi-Tech Transportation on the Web at www.data-center-relocation.com.

 About ESL Federal Credit Union
 Founded by George Eastman in 1920, ESL Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial institution with $3.9
billion in assets. ESL employs nearly 600 people locally and has more than 298,000 members world-wide.
Access to the credit union includes 19 branch locations and more than 40 ATM locations, a Tele-Banking Center,
and Internet and online banking channels. Effective March 22, the company will be headquartered at 225
Chestnut Street, in Rochester, NY, and can be found on the Internet at esl.org.

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Jonna Murnick
Consonus Technologies
http://www.consonus.com
(704) 357-2720



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