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Published: 19 Oct 2012

Organizations need to migrate data more often than they think. It's no longer just once every three years when the lease expires on the old storage and a new storage array arrives. Today, companies can find reasons to migrate data almost every week. "Data migration has changed," says Greg Schulz, senior analyst, Evaluator Group Inc., Greenwood Village, CO. "It used to be used for technology replacement--now it's used for a wide variety of maintenance tasks." Even technology replacement has become a continuous event. "We now replace one-third of our disk storage every year," says Robert Bellanti, vice president of data center engineering at KeyCorp, a Cleveland-based bank. The bank's storage is still on a three-year lease, but one-third of it comes up for renewal every year. KeyCorp may also bring in additional storage to accommodate growth. As a result, the bank finds itself migrating data among storage arrays throughout the year. Data migration for the purpose of technology replacement is just one of the reasons compelling organizations to engage in the ... Access >>>

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