Data Centres are like potted plants, right?
First time poster, long time lurker!
As part of a managed service for a client, I once had to explain to a new Project Manager how we were performing a Data Centre move and DR project all in one.
We were moving from having a single production site, into a new a set-up where we had replicated hardware across two Data Centres with a new DC provider.
The approach would have been something like this:
Site A: "legacy data centre"
Site B: first location in new Data Centres (newly built up hardware)
Switch Site B to be active, following a period of data replication/sync
Move the hardware from Site A to Site C (second location in the new Data Centres)
After completing configuration, switch to Site C as the primary site (so the original hardware will remain as primary site going forward)
He just couldn't understand this concept of moving things around, so I had to use the potted plants lying about in the clients office to get the point across, much to the amusement of his colleagues as he stretched his brain cells to understand.
Some people were surprised when his contract wasn't renewed, others were not....
Icon as that's what people thought of his PM skills.