Data Migration and Consolidation
Although the cost of storage space is decreasing, the cost and business impact of managing storage are rising. Data migration and consolidation projects are time-consuming, expensive, and error prone. Many enterprises are considering a migration to the private cloud. Migrations are complex, manually intensive endeavors that demand manpower and careful planning, but there are a variety of reasons why a company decides to migrate or consolidate data:
- to transition to next-gen servers or new technologies, such as virtual storage.
- to take advantage of an Infrastructure as a Service model.
- to free up floor space in crowded data centers. A company’s IT manager may decide to consolidate old arrays into newer, more powerful arrays that store more data in units with a smaller footprint.
- to absorb an acquired company’s servers into its infrastructure.
Regardless of the reason, data migration is a massive undertaking, and it is a regular and distressing part of IT life for any enterprise-class organization. As the amount of vital data grows exponentially, companies need to enhance their storage infrastructure in ways that ensure business continuity and swift disaster recovery.
But the greatest challenge lies in performing data migration and consolidation while concurrently ensuring that the organization maintains optimal productivity levels—an operation that requires a deep understanding of the current environment, the efficient capturing of complex system dependencies, and precision execution from start to finish.
SANpulse offers an automated data migration and consolidation solution.
SANpulse simplifies the entire process of data migration and consolidation. It offers an automated end-to-end solution that is completely customizable to any organization’s SAN environment. Industry experts and SANpulse customers acknowledge the unique solutions that SANpulse provides. Using innovative software SANpulse solutions:
- automate pre-migration SAN discovery by collecting information on your networked infrastructure;
- analyze discovery results and plan for the migration;
- audit SAN environment to ensure that source and target layouts are in compliance with customer-based or industry-based SAN migration best practices;
- create work files (scripts) for each of the processes to execute on the migration;
- trigger the activation of your company’s selected data movers;
- and generate cleanup files to optimize space in the source and target environments.