Migration Hit Squad

So your array has reached the end of its serviceable life, and it’s time to migrate to a new array.  Here comes the crux…  How do you migrate storage for hundreds of servers?  You call Storage Staffing and engage our Migration Hit Squad™.

Companies of a certain size have a business unit who perform ongoing migrations, but the technical skills necessary to safely migrate storage aren’t always easily available in organizations where migrations only occur every five to seven years.  When it’s time to migrate you need a team of Storage Staffing Heroes who will help you successfully and safely move your business’ most critical applications.

We can build an entire Migration Hit Squad or just add the missing pieces.  Here is the complete team we can provide.

  • Storage Technical / Migration Leads – This key team member helps architect the migration process from the source to the target, allocates storage and stages zoning.  If you are using an array based migration method, this person will be responsible for the physical copy of the data.
  • Server Lead (Windows, Unix, Solaris, VMware, etc…) – If patching for servers is not kept up to date, the Server Lead(s) will need to patch (remediate) the servers prior to commencing large scale Storage migrations.  Patching/remediation can take weeks or months depending on the size of the project.  The server lead will be responsible for validating the servers after the migrations are complete.  Skilled Server Engineers will be critical to the successful migration of servers while minimizing impact or downtime.
  • Project Manager / Business Analyst / Move Coordinator – Having a Project Manager with specific Storage migration experience is not necessary, but having an understanding can help get the project off the ground faster.  Depending on the size of your project you may have one or multiple people who will fill these roles.

When should you start planning an enterprise storage migration?

You should start planning the next migration as soon as you finished the last one.  It’s important to document lessons learned from the last migration while the project is still in process.  Compile the lessons learned as soon as the project is completed.  Keep an archive of your processes, and make note of particular team members who were especially effective.

Why not contact us today to see if we can assist in your Storage Migration?