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Organizations turn to PlanNet when confronted with major decisions regarding their data center strategic planning. Decision makers are asking their IT and Real Estate groups questions such as:

  • Should we upgrade or expand our data center?
  • What are my options for incorporating cloud services into my enterprise?
  • How to I effectively plan and provision for data center demand?
  • What data center  disaster recovery configuration is best for my business?
  • Is it more cost-effective to build a data center or co-locate?
  • Where is the best data center locations to minimize  costs and minimize risk?

PlanNet has helped dozens of major corporations and mid-size organizations answer these questions and execute decisions based on our experience and understanding of the critical components of any data center strategy.

PlanNet has all of the knowledge and expertise for each critical strategy component under one roof. We can help you fit the pieces of the puzzle together and prepare a strategy that will be well researched, backed by real data and proven analysis, and addresses the fundamental questions required to get your project green-lighted.

Data Center Strategy & Consulting Services


Are you looking to resolve a problem, to design upgrades or design a new data center? A comprehensive, up-to-date assessment of your data center is essential to understand the risks, available capacities, costs and equipment reliable life expectancies.


Data center migrations are complex and risky. PlanNet’s migration experts thoroughly assess requirements, evaluate business and technical constraints, develop a comprehensive migration plan, and navigate the transition from validation testing to go-live.


To help businesses make informed decisions, PlanNet develops strategic sourcing strategies for their data center facilities. PlanNet’s knowledge base covers IT infrastructure, applications, DR, real estate, finance, operations and engineering.


With the reliance on enterprise applications and the proliferation of public and customer-facing information services, reliability and uptime of IT infrastructure is absolutely critical. Protecting your business from unnecessary risk is the prime objective. Are you prepared?


Let PlanNet find you the best options for your  co-location or cloud data center.  Our extensive database of worldwide co-lo and cloud providers allows us to quickly determine which providers and locations best meet your requirements. PlanNet’s delivery model saves both time and money.


Does your project manager know technology? Technology projects are complex, they impact business, require significant coordination and financial control. PlanNet only assigns project managers with proven track records deploying technology.

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Lisa Scott, Chief Technology Officer - SEFCU
[PlanNet] brought experts, technical resources to bear that the other vendors didn’t, and they were able to very concisely summarize the technical discussions and presentations in very manageable sound bites.

Steven Miller, Sr. Manager DC Operations - Daimler Trucks North America

They do a good job, not only providing the analysis that we ask for, but also in explaining it to us, so that we fully understand what went into it and we’re all on alignment on the metrics.

Kevin Gray, VP, IT Infrastructure - Viacom-Paramount Studios

Thank you again for all your efforts on this site, given my role to ensure this sight stays Operational, you definitely have made my life a lot easier.

Kaleb Smith, IT Operations - Multnomah County


Mentor Graphics Data Center Campus MENTOR GRAPHICS Data center strategy and consolidation  MENTOR GRAPHICS Data center Campus This leader in electronic design automation
required a global data center strategy to
consolidate more than 30 data centers
mentor graphics campus After evaluating various requirements, PLANNET
revealed that a geo-regional consolidation strategy
was the most efficient & cost effective
Exterior of data center building As a result of PLANNET's recommendations, two
data centers were built; one to serve
North America & one to support
European and North African operations

ViaWest Data Center FEXENTIAL New data center & central plant chiller plant exterior To accommodate tenant demand, an expansion to the
Dallas Metro area was necessary
ViaWest Data Center As their trusted Partner, the PLANNET team
designed, built & commissioned the new
data center complex
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environmentally secure colocation, hosting &
cloud services facility

About PlanNet

PlanNet is an independent professional services firm that provides objective advisory, design, project management and implementation services to both private and public-sector organizations.  The firm, founded in 2001, is headquartered in Brea, California.  PlanNet’s experienced and highly skilled team of technologists, engineers, project managers and construction professionals support a broad variety of clients with engagements ranging from IT infrastructure and enterprise systems to workplace technologies and all aspects of critical facilities, including construction.  PlanNet primary practice areas include: Technology Consulting,  Data Center Strategy & Consulting and Critical Facilities Design & Construction.

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