November 8, 2023

Align Streamlines Operations and Maximizes Efficiency for Two Government Data Centers

by: Align

Align Streamlines Operations and Maximizes Efficiency for Two Government Data Centers

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The Overview

A government organization in New York embarked on a journey to modernize and streamline their critical IT infrastructure. With a vision to reduce the footprint of two aging data center facilities, they chose Align's multidisciplinary team spanning Data Center Infrastructure Design & Build, and Migrations, to lead this project.

This project faced several critical challenges that the Align team needed to address:

  • Legacy Technology: Their data center facilities had outdated technology, leading to inefficiency and escalating operational costs.
  • Space Utilization: They needed to repurpose data center square footage into office and meeting spaces, optimizing the use of valuable real estate.

The Solution

  • Performed Technology Inventory: The project began with a comprehensive inventory of existing IT assets. This helped the client gain full visibility into their technology landscape, a vital step for strategic decision-making.
  • Eliminated Waste within Facilities: Align's team streamlined the facilities by eliminating obsolete, redundant and underutilized technology. This reduced risk and opened up valuable space for more productive purposes.
  • Designed Efficient Data Center Space: Align experts leveraged their unique qualifications in both data center infrastructure and workplace design. This holistic approach led to cost and time savings, as the client relied on a single partner to manage every aspect of the project.

The Results

  • Inventoried over 4,000 assets, and disposed of 250 devices and 1,000 hard drives with safe technology disposal methods
  • Migrated the network, network devices, circuits, underfloor cabling, and multi-mode trunks
  • Reduced data center footprint by 25% and created usable meeting spaces
  • Completed the project while maintaining network operations


“Align is our trusted provider for all our Managed Services and cybersecurity needs. They provide us best-in-class IT services that not only help drive productivity and growth, but ensure we meet both current and evolving compliance and security requirements with ease. As consultants to financial advisors, trust and reliability are indispensable to our operations, which is why we never hesitate to refer Align to our very own client base. Align isn’t just our partner, they are an extension of our team. We look forward to entrusting them with our IT infrastructure for years to come.”

Ed Fasano - Experienced Advisory Consultants LLC