New Office, Car Crash, and Water Damage; Moving is Almost Never Fun
It was an interesting month here at CloudPoint Technology.
For starters, we moved our office, which in itself is an adventure. While it did give us a chance to purge a lot of useless papers and broken equipment, it also reminded us how much work goes into moving servers and workstations, and how careful one has to be when doing it. Without some semblance of a gameplan being in place, moving an office can become pure chaos. Our went smoothly because we took the time to do just that. We planned meticulously, and then executed the plan carefully, and pulled off the move without a single hitch in our giddyup.
While it wasn’t our giddyup, we did get called into a situation this month where someone’s giddyup got a little carried away. One of our managed IT customers’ offices was struck by a vehicle. The collision took out a wall, and did a tremendous amount of damage. In addition to the structural damage to the building, the office’s computer network as well.
We responded to the situation early that morning.
We weren’t quite sure what to expect. It’s not every day you get a call saying, “HI, we need your help. A car crashed into our building and took out our server.”
Well, it’s not one we’ve gotten before anyway.
Within an hour of our morning getting started, we were on the scene, and analyzing the situation.
The downtime was minimal.
It didn’t take long to determine the server was in need of a new power supply, and it just so happened to be a type of power supply we had lying around the office. From this point it took a 30-minute trip back to the office, and a 30-minute trip back to the scene, before we could replace the water-damaged power supply.
We definitely don’t recommend using the car-through-the-wall method of moving your server.
What we do recommend, however, is this article which goes over some things to think about if you plan to move your office some time soon: