Dell EMC’s customer, a leading global banking and financial services company, is embarking upon a multi-petabyte platform migration. With headquarters in the UK, the customer’s network attached storage (NAS) environment currently spans across 15 data centers in 10 countries in the US, EMEA, and APAC.
The customer wants to transition their data from a NetApp platform to a more flexible environment running on Dell EMC Isilon. They are very concerned about their large, complex environment, and they cannot risk any disruptions to their current business. With current tools and traditional professional services costs, there would have been no end in sight for when the migration would be completed, and the estimated costs could skyrocket out of budget.
Dell EMC is handling all of the services for this initiative, and they have enlisted the powerful functionality of DobiMigrate to make the NAS migration a success. The reporting and support of NetApp vFilers are just a few – yet very important and crucial – features of DobiMigrate that will help Dell EMC with this customer’s migration challenge.
Metrics for Success
The customer’s goal is to migrate as quickly, efficiently, and cost effectively as possible to a Dell EMC Isilon platform without any disruptions to their day-to-day business. By utilizing DobiMigrate, Dell EMC is helping its customer achieve their overall project goals:
- Reduce time – The anticipated speed of the NAS migration is estimated to be up to 10 times faster than traditional tools. DobiMigrate delivers the best possible efficiencies from every phase of the migration project, reducing otherwise long and expensive processes into compact units.
- Reduce risk – DobiMigrate reduces risk by removing much of the manual process, automating repetitive activities, and streamlining complex tasks.
- Minimal business disruption – DobiMigrate’s built-in flexibility minimizes disruption to daily business and will allow the customer to easily adapt to changing business priorities.
- Reduce costs – DobiMigrate allows the customer to save budget dollars by allocating IT resources to other revenue-generating projects. DobiMigrate’s intelligence-based and automated approach means less time and less waste.
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