EMC CLARiiON Migration Basics
EMC CLARiiON was developed by Data General Corporation in 1992, and was marketed as a high-performance SAN storage solution (Storage Area Network). Built with a large number of high-capacity disk drives and high-redundancy server components, CLARiiON provided reliable, scalable and shareable network storage to a number of servers concurrently, and began the revolution away from direct-attach disk storage arrays.
After many years of continued success with the CLARiiON product line, EMC introduced the VNX family of Unified Storage Solutions in 2011. VNX combined many important features of the CLARiiON SAN platform with those of their Celerra NAS platform, into a single “unified” storage platform. The CLARiiON and Celerra platforms were both discontinued in 2012, and EMC began recommending VNX as a replacement storage solution – thereby creating a need for data migration for CLARiiON.
To reduce the time and effort required to migrate data from an EMC CLARiiON platform onto a new platform such as VNX, Isilon or cloud storage, our purpose-built NAS migration software ensures continuous access to information during the migration process, as exclusive access to CLARiiON 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, 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 continued 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 CLARiiON Migration specialist, call (631) 789-9595 or fill out our Information Request Form and a representative will call you back shortly.