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Keys to a painless data migration process
This article is part of the Storage magazine issue of August 2014 Vol. 13 No. 6
Whether you call it data gravity or data inertia, moving data from one piece of storage infrastructure to another can be a painful process. At least that's how it used to be. These days with the right tools and infrastructure, many of the pain points and headaches associated with a traditional data migration process can be eliminated. All it takes is a little forward planning and the right technology. A recent Hitachi Data Systems report details research from IDC and The 451 Group. The data presented shows migrations represent 60% of large enterprise IT projects and that nearly half of all IT budgets are devoted to operational costs -- a convincing indication that migrations can consume a significant portion of an IT budget. With an estimated cost of $15,000 per terabyte of migrated data, it's not surprising that migrations are seen as a daunting prospect for many IT departments. And there are plenty of reasons why data migrations have become such an issue. Typical causes of migration headaches include: Complexity. Today's ...
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