There were a number of steps involved in transforming the former unfinished space into a data center. The first step was for Black Box to connect all the equipment from the existing data center on the floor above to the new data center.
The next step involved moving all the equipment, including racks, servers, switches, routers, and more to the new data center. Once everything was moved, Black Box technicians set up all the racks, made the rack-to-rack connections, installed the networking equipment, and made all the cable connections. Next all the cabling needed to be tested. This involved checking more than 200 separate fiber optic and CAT6 cable interconnections. Black Box also made all the interconnections for a fiber optic backbone running between several floors.