EMC Celerra Migration Basics
EMC Celerra was a high-performance network-attach storage solution (NAS) available as either a stand-alone storage system, or as a NAS “front end” to other EMC storage solutions such as CLARiiON and Symmetrix. The goal of Celerra was to provide organizations with fast, reliable, network-attached storage for business applications that required large, scalable file systems.
After many years of continued success with the Celerra product line, EMC purchased Isilon Systems in November 2010, and integrated their scale-out NAS offering into EMC’s family of storage solutions. Isilon provided much greater levels of performance and scalability over Celerra, so EMC discontinued the Celerra product line in 2012 and began recommending Isilon as a replacement storage solution – thereby creating a need for data migration for EMC Celerra.
To reduce the time and effort required to consolidate older EMC Celerra and other NAS devices onto a single platform such as Isilon, VNX or cloud storage, our purpose-built NAS data migration software ensures continuous access to information during the migration process, as exclusive access to Celerra resources is not required.
Additionally, we reduce your IT resource requirements and eliminate the risks commonly associated with moving large production file systems from one storage platform to another.
Our NAS migration software also provides a powerful set of inclusion and exclusion filters that will migrate only a “selected subset” of data, should that be a business requirement for your migration effort. If your organization has data retention policies in place, then we can replicate those policies onto the new target system, as well.
To maintain regulatory compliance for laws such as SEC 17a-4 and Sarbanes-Oxley, every step of the migration process is captured and logged, beginning with selecting the source data, and ending with post-migration verification of content on the target system, thereby documenting the chain-of-custody for each file.
At Data Archive, we understand the value of your data and how important continual access to this information is to the success of your organization, so our NAS migration utility allows continuous access to data throughout a migration effort.
Our goal is to not only ensure that your information is accurately migrated, but also that your access requirements are continuously met for the duration of the project.
Where to go from here
To speak with an EMC Celerra Migration specialist, call (631) 789-9595 or fill out our Information Request Form and a representative will call you back shortly.