Integrating 2 different data centers

Hello Experts,

I have a project coming up as my current company has acquired another firm. I want to know if there are standard steps to follow or a plan that I can follow as a project manager and another plan to follow as a technical manager.

I really want to seek help as this is my first project.

Thanks,
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Habib ZakariaNetwork Solutions ArchitectAsked:
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eeRootCommented:
There is no single defined standard, since there are so many different ways that data centers can be set up.  As a starting point, I would want a network diagram and IP spreadsheet for each data center that are fully up to date.  And I would recommend using a layer 7 firewall to serve as both the router and security device between the two centers.  You will have to create rules on the firewall for all the approved types of traffic, which will be time consuming, but it will keep any viruses or other threats contained.
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