Intelligent QoS: Live Data Migration in the Fast Lane

We did a head-to-head comparison of data migration methods, and the competition choked. Again. In fact, choking is a step up for most of them. You see, very few data migration/mirroring/replication tools have the ability to throttle their performance. For example, mirroring tools that are borrowed for migration typically silver the mirror at full speed. On the surface, that might seem like a good thing, except that data migration doesn’t happen in a vacuum. It [...]

By |August 1st, 2017|

Guest Blog: Data Migration – The Cut-Over

This is the third and final part of a three-part series in which we will discuss the “cutover” phase of data migration. We will cover what needs to happen with each server in your environment to move them from old to new storage. The cutover typically involves the following: Submission of change control requests for maintenance window approval Remediation Removal of old multi-path software and installation of new multi-path software Updating of HBA drivers/firmware Installation [...]

By |July 12th, 2017|

Enterprises Show a Need for Speed at Pure Accelerate 2017

Thank you to everyone who made Pure Accelerate 2017 a success! We really enjoyed the opportunity to meet up with customers and partners and share our vision for smoother data migrations. If you missed our booth, you can still watch our video presentation here. Pure did a great job of putting on a fun show, and as our second year sponsoring the event, it’s clear that there’s strong market momentum behind their all-Flash platform. You [...]

By |June 27th, 2017|

Free Data Migration Tools? Not So Fast (Or, For That Matter, Not So Effective)

There is no shortage of tools available in the market that claim to perform data migrations with near-zero downtime during cutover. Many of these tools are even offered as freeware or are included as part of the operating system. But the old saying of "you get what you pay for" definitely applies where data migration is concerned. In fact, tools that claim to perform data migration on the cheap probably aren't meant for real data [...]

By |June 22nd, 2017|

Guest Blog: Data Migration – Choosing Your Approach

This is the second part of a three-part series in which we will discuss the “mechanics” of data migration. First, we will cover the host-based approach and give you three things to consider when pondering this option. Second, we’ll cover an appliance-based data migration technique, focusing on the Data Migration Server (DMS) from Cirrus Data Solutions. In Part 1, we discussed the elements of Planning and Discovery which includes: Documentation of the environment Migration event [...]

By |June 7th, 2017|
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