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Published: 19 Oct 2012

Data migrations are becoming a more frequent part of a storage administrator's workday. A data migration is a complex operation, whether undertaken to improve performance, merge data centers or simply to refresh storage gear. And because they're so complicated, many migrations run into issues that delay or stop the process. The following steps will help you to avoid hidden issues and prepare for a successful migration. Most migration projects kick off with a feasibility study to determine if the project will reduce cost, risk or improve the user experience. At this stage, the project's concepts are articulated to relevant staff members and, in some organizations, the project is officially sanctioned at this time. The planning process is next. During this time, the project team determines the best approach for the migration and addresses any risks. At this stage--or earlier if possible--it's important to identify the appropriate level of sponsorship for the data migration. The right level of sponsorship can also help to "grease the skids" for setting up ... Access >>>

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