How to Avoid the Hidden Costs of Storage vMotion

A Conversation with Qualified Services Partner HelioStor’s Steve Maher Recently we sat down with Steve Maher, Managing Director of HelioStor, to discuss how "free" data migration tools, specifically VMware Storage vMotion, are not necessarily free, but come with a hefty cost. We also discuss how purchasing a solution, specifically Cirrus DMS, will cut costs and risk in innovative ways you may not have thought to consider. Could you tell us a little about HelioStor and [...]

By |November 15th, 2017|

Swim Across America 2017

In previous blog posts for Cirrus Data Solutions, I’ve written about my participation in the annual Swim Across America event which raises money to fight cancer. Our local event is called the “Sound to Cove” open swim, and it takes place between Long Island, New York’s north shore and Connecticut, usually on the first weekend in August. I have been swimming in this event for nine years now, having joined the team after first being [...]

By |August 16th, 2017|

Intelligent QoS: Live Data Migration in the Fast Lane

We did a head-to-head comparison of data migration methods, and the competition choked. Again. In fact, choking is a step up for most of them. You see, very few data migration/mirroring/replication tools have the ability to throttle their performance. For example, mirroring tools that are borrowed for migration typically silver the mirror at full speed. On the surface, that might seem like a good thing, except that data migration doesn’t happen in a vacuum. It [...]

By |August 1st, 2017|

Guest Blog: Data Migration – The Cut-Over

This is the third and final part of a three-part series in which we will discuss the “cutover” phase of data migration. We will cover what needs to happen with each server in your environment to move them from old to new storage. The cutover typically involves the following: Submission of change control requests for maintenance window approval Remediation Removal of old multi-path software and installation of new multi-path software Updating of HBA drivers/firmware Installation [...]

By |July 12th, 2017|

Enterprises Show a Need for Speed at Pure Accelerate 2017

Thank you to everyone who made Pure Accelerate 2017 a success! We really enjoyed the opportunity to meet up with customers and partners and share our vision for smoother data migrations. If you missed our booth, you can still watch our video presentation here. Pure did a great job of putting on a fun show, and as our second year sponsoring the event, it’s clear that there’s strong market momentum behind their all-Flash platform. You [...]

By |June 27th, 2017|
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