May 18, 2017

Data Migration Part 2: Choosing Your Approach [Step-By-Step Guide]

 

This is the second part of a three-part series in which we will discuss the “mechanics” of data migration. First, we will cover the host-based approach and give you three things to consider when pondering this option. Second, we’ll cover an appliance-based data migration technique, focusing on the Data Migration Server (DMS) from Cirrus Data Solutions.

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Filed Under: cirrus, data migration

May 16, 2017

Software-Defined Storage Modernization Done Right:  [Case Study]

Optimization and Modernization Using On-Premises Storage-as-a-Service 

Industry: Hospitality 
Company Type: Private >325MM
Company Size: 5001-10,000 Employees
Location: Wisconson, USA
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Filed Under: Case Studies, Software-Defined Storage, Storage-as-a-Service

May 3, 2017

EMC/HP Automated Data Migration 900+ Nodes

Project Type: EMC/HP Data Migration, Enterprise Storage

Industry: Financial Services, Investment Banking, & Asset Management
Company Type: Publicly Traded, Revenue > $550 Million
Company Size: Approx 47,000 Employees
Location: New York, New York - United States Headquarters
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Filed Under: Case Studies, data migration

Apr 18, 2017

Don’t Gamble With Your Test/Dev Environments [Video Demo]

Use Data-as-a-Service To Simplify Your DevOps:

IT managers and engineers alike know all too well the expense, complexity and time-consuming nature of building and maintaining suitable Test/Dev environments. Even simple, virtualized environments can be costly to maintain. We accept this as a necessary reality in order to provide the stable, accurate, and efficient infrastructure our user communities require. We know that we must invest the significant resources of both hardware and personnel to accomplish this inescapable operation.

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Filed Under: actifio, application development, copy data virtualization, database, Educational, oracle, Tech Talk, test / dev

Apr 14, 2017

Data Migration: Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail [Step-By-Step Guide]


Data Migration: Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail [Step-By-Step Guide]
So, you’ve purchased a shiny new data storage array, and you’re now faced with the often-times daunting task of moving your data and servers from the old to the new array with the least disruption possible. Compounding the problem, data migrations are typically high-profile, high-visibility projects with “C-level” interest due to the risk involved and the sensitivity to the business application owners and end-users, even more so when there are revenue generating and budget concerns.

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Filed Under: data migration, Educational, planning, Tech Talk, Thought Leadership

Apr 13, 2017

Buying New Storage or Planning the Migration – Which comes first?

Buying New Storage or Planning the Migration – Which comes first?

It’s a Chicken or Egg thing! Having delivered hundreds of successful data migration projects, Headwaters Group has seen first hand that when a company spends all of it's budget on hardware and doesn’t leave any for the data migration services, it results in delays and increased project risk.

As a primer to our upcoming blog series on data migration, we wanted to point out one important item that sometimes falls through the cracks when budgeting during the storage refresh cycle - remembering to allocate funding for data migration professional services post hardware acquisition.

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Filed Under: budget, data migration, Educational, planning, Tech Talk, Thought Leadership

Mar 16, 2017

Headwaters Group Named a Cirrus Data Qualified Services Partner

Atlanta, GA, March 16, 2017 – Headwaters Group, an IT professional services and managed services provider, has been named a Cirrus Data Solutions (CDS) Qualified Services Partner. As a CDS services partner, Headwaters Group is now fully trained on the Data Migration Server (DMS) and approved by CDS to provide data migration services using CDS’s platform.

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Filed Under: cirrus, migration, News

Jan 18, 2017

In The Trenches: DR Costs Look Ripe For Cutting

DR Costs Look Ripe For Cutting Let me be clear, the line item costs around traditional Disaster Recovery solutions look big and juicy and are ripe for a squeeze.

What if you could save 50% annually on your DR program costs by taking advantage of new data-virtualization and cloud-based technologies?

In the next installment of our "In The Trenches" series, I thought we could spend some time discussing how DR has changed dramatically for the better over the last few years.

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Filed Under: budget, cost, Disaster Recovery, DR, Educational, Tech Talk, Thought Leadership

Oct 21, 2016

CASE STUDY: NetApp Migration Improves Reliability and Capacity

Project Type: Storage Migration and Refresh

Industry: Animal Advocacy
Company Type: National Non-Profit Organization
Company Size: Medium Sized Headquarters with Several Locations
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
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Filed Under: Case Studies, data migration, implementation, replication

Sep 29, 2016

Headwaters and Actifio Partner To Let VARs and SI’s Expand Business Continuity Services With Minimal Capital Outlay

Atlanta, GA, September 29, 2016 – Headwaters Group, an IT professional and managed services company, has partnered with Actifio, the copy data virtualization company, to provide sophisticated white-label data backup, disaster recovery and Dev/Test technology and services. In support of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), value-added resellers (VARs) and systems integrators (SIs), the initiative minimizes the capital resource outlays of channel partners while providing advanced services and access to senior level technical capabilities and expertise.

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Filed Under: News

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Data Migration Part 2: Choosing Your Approach [Step-By-Step Guide]

  This is the second part of a three-part series in which we will discuss the “mechanics” of data migration. First, we will cover the host-based approach and give you three things to...[Read More...]

Software-Defined Storage Modernization Done Right:  [Case Study]

Optimization and Modernization Using On-Premises Storage-as-a-Service  Industry: Hospitality  Company Type: Private >325MM Company Size: 5001-10,000 Employees Location: Wisconson, USA...[Read More...]

EMC/HP Automated Data Migration 900+ Nodes

Project Type: EMC/HP Data Migration, Enterprise Storage Industry: Financial Services, Investment Banking, & Asset Management Company Type: Publicly Traded, Revenue > $550 Million Company Size:...[Read More...]

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