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This article is part of the Vol. 6 No. 9 November 2007 issue of RAID turns 20: Do you still need it?
Successful data migration projects require as much planning as doing. Use this checklist to make sure you have all the bases covered. Data centers are active places with no shortage of large-scale projects: the merging of multiple sites, green IT initiatives, virtualization projects, server consolidation and the perpetual cycle of technology refreshes. A common thread throughout all of these endeavors is the migration of data. From a storage management perspective, data migration has traditionally been treated as an exception to normal operations. Data migration also seems to coincide with unforeseen difficulties that lead to extended downtime and the need to scrub, roll back and reschedule the activity. In larger environments, data migration is no longer an occasional disruption but a regular activity that consumes an increasing number of staff hours. As with seemingly everything else related to infrastructure, there are many technology options from which to choose. Selecting the right approach is highly dependent on infrastructure limitations, data and ... Access >>>
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