Copyright © FalconStor Software 2013 · All Rights ReservedPeter McCallumSenior SolutionArchitect, EnterpriseMigrationsData...
Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedData Migration Made Easy2Agenda• FalconStor Solutions Platform• ...
Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedData Migration Made Easy3Our Business is Protecting Your Busines...
Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedData Migration Made Easy4Why Migrate Your Data?• Lease roll of s...
Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedData Migration Made Easy5Data MigrationThe Facts• Disk array too...
Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedData Migration Made Easy6Data MigrationFalconStor NSSFalconStor’...
Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedData Migration Made Easy7Best Practices for Data Migration Dete...
Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedData Migration Made Easy8Types of Migrations• In-Band (On-line)–...
Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedData Migration Made Easy9Types of Migration…continued• Direct Co...
Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedData Migration Made Easy10FalconStor’s Open SAN Solution• Benefi...
Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedData Migration Made Easy11Using our patented Service Enabled Dis...
Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedData Migration Made Easy12FalconStor NSS Solution• Data Migratio...
Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedData Migration Made Easy13Helping the Bottom-Line• Move off of l...
Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedData Migration Made Easy14Fabric BFabric ASample Configuration D...
Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedData Migration Made Easy15In-Band Migration• In-Band (On-line)– ...
Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedData Migration Made Easy16Off-line Data Migration• Out-of-Band– ...
Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedData Migration Made Easy17Customer Benefits• Applications online...
Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedData Migration Made Easy18Steps to Executing a Successful Migrat...
Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedData Migration Made Easy19FalconStor Now Offers:FULL MIGRATION S...
Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedData Migration Made Easy20Methodology OverviewExperience has sho...
Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedData Migration Made Easy21Migration Plan Execution FlowThe fully...
Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedData Migration Made Easy22Next Steps• For more information visit...
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Data migration is a vital function of Storage Management that needs to be performed for a variety reasons, including upgrading and/or replacing storage subsystems; the consolidation of server storage; storage reclamation, and the relocation of servers and applications from one physical location to another, either within a datacenter or between datacenters.

Data Migration can be complex - requiring substantial time, in addition to rendering application servers inaccessible while the data is being copied from one disk to another, or while the data is being restored from tape.

Watch as we share how to eliminate many of these migration hurdles using the FalconStor® Network Storage Server (NSS) solution. Learn more about FalconStor NSS: http://www.falconstor.com/nss

This session will cover:
• Avoiding key mistakes when performing migrations
• Different methods of performing a migration
• How performing a migration can help you with your bottom line
• Best practices for data migrations

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Data Migration Made Easy

  1. 1. Copyright © FalconStor Software 2013 · All Rights ReservedPeter McCallumSenior SolutionArchitect, EnterpriseMigrationsData MigrationMade Easy
  2. 2. Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedData Migration Made Easy2Agenda• FalconStor Solutions Platform• Why companies need to migrate their data• Challenges when performing data migrations• What are best practices for data migrations• Helping the bottom line• Overview of migration methods• Conclusion
  3. 3. Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedData Migration Made Easy3Our Business is Protecting Your BusinessSTORAGE VIRTUALIZATION& DATA MIGRATIONFalconStor® NetworkStorage Server (NSS)DATA DEDUPLICATIONFalconStor® Virtual TapeLibrary (VTL)FalconStor® File-interfaceDeduplication System (FDS)BACKUP & DISASTERRECOVERYFalconStor® ContinuousData Protector (CDP)FalconStor® NetworkStorage Server (NSS)
  4. 4. Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedData Migration Made Easy4Why Migrate Your Data?• Lease roll of storage arrays• Replace out of warranty storage arrays• Upgrade storage arrays• Consolidation of server storage• Relocation of servers/application• Tiering storage requirements• Virtualization
  5. 5. Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedData Migration Made Easy5Data MigrationThe Facts• Disk array tools are normallyincompatible across different systemsand vendors.• Host-based tools are intrusive andimpact application processing.• Moving data using backup and restorefrom tape is slow, cumbersome anddoes not scale well.The ChallengeData migration projects tend to be timeconsuming and costly, requiring extensiveapplication downtime.
  6. 6. Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedData Migration Made Easy6Data MigrationFalconStor NSSFalconStor’s solution• Migrates disk array data with noapplication downtime• Works across heterogeneous disksystems: EMC, IBM, HP, HDS, Sun,Pillar, and others• Zero impact to host server processing• Can be deployed as a single use datamigration project or integratedpermanently in SAN infrastructure• Supports both Fibre Channel (FC) andiSCSI host and storage connectivity
  7. 7. Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedData Migration Made Easy7Best Practices for Data Migration Determine the type of migration and the necessaryrequired maintenance windows Pre-test migration in a lab setting in your existingenvironment Coordinate dates and activities with all affected groups Request appropriate outage windows Document pre-migration environment Confirm required state of configuration, post migration Develop process documents Develop risk assessment documents
  8. 8. Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedData Migration Made Easy8Types of Migrations• In-Band (On-line)– FalconStor® Network Storage Server (NSS) appliancesin an HA configuration are zoned in between the Hostand Array while the data is migrated/replicated.• Offline– While the hosts are shutdown, the source array andtarget array LUNs are mirrored by provisioning them tothe FalconStor NSS appliances.
  9. 9. Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedData Migration Made Easy9Types of Migration…continued• Direct Connect Servers– When the servers are direct connected to arrays, theFalconStor NSS appliances can be used to connectdirectly to the array as well as SAN storage to mirror thedisk or replicate the data to a remote site.
  10. 10. Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedData Migration Made Easy10FalconStor’s Open SAN Solution• Benefits of FalconStor’s Open SAN Solution– Heterogeneous storage management– Data migration capability addressing environments withdifferent LUN sizes, types– Provides storage virtualization at a layer that allows forStorage Arrays to maintain their RAID configuration, diskwrite speeds– Ability to migrate data while leaving legacy and oldarrays in place– Thin Provisioning– Integration with VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
  11. 11. Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedData Migration Made Easy11Using our patented Service Enabled Disk technology the FalconStor NSSserver can connect to the existing storage LUNs without the need to modifythe native data format. Once the system is in place, any new storage arraythat is connected to the SAN is also zoned to the FalconStor NSS device.• Migrates disk array data with noapplication downtime• Agent-less solution• Zero impact to host serverprocessing• Works with heterogeneous disksystemsKEY FEATURE: Service Enabled Disk(SED)
  12. 12. Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedData Migration Made Easy12FalconStor NSS Solution• Data Migration Appliance Cluster – Customer canpurchase to utilize for future migrations, data tieringetc.• Benefits of purchasing FalconStor NSS and keepingstorage virtualization in place:– Efficient replication (70-90% bandwidth reduction)• 128 times more efficient than SRDF replication• FC to IP replication– VMware Site Recovery Manager failover and FAILBACKcapabilities for any array– Application-awaresnapshots, Mirroring, Tiering, Grouping, ThinProvisioning, Backup Acceleration– SAN Acceleration w/SSD & HotZone®/SafeCache™
  13. 13. Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedData Migration Made Easy13Helping the Bottom-Line• Move off of legacy, large, low density Storage Arrayswith very low GB per BTU (heat) and GB per Sq.Ft.ratios.• Budgets are shrinking. Get access to isolated orinaccessible storage.• There may be a considerable amount of storageunused and inaccessible in a SAN environment. Thiscould be due to a multitude of reasons:– Port count threshold– Different array manufacturers in the same environment (i.e. EMC, HDS, HP,etc.).– Different pathing software for each supported array (EMC PowerPath, HDSHDLM, HP AutoPath/SecurePath, etc.) preventing storage from multiple arraysbeing provisioned to the same host
  14. 14. Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedData Migration Made Easy14Fabric BFabric ASample Configuration During a MigrationReplica LunsSource DatacenterUnixServerUnixServerUnixServerUnixServerDiskSafe In-BandFabric BFabric AUnixServerUnixServerUnixServerUnixServerFibreChanneloriSCSIWANInternal orSAN Attached StorageSource LunsIP Connection FC ConnectionTarget Datacenter
  15. 15. Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedData Migration Made Easy15In-Band Migration• In-Band (On-line)– FalconStor NSS appliances in an HA configuration are zoned in between the Host andArray while the data is migrated/replicated.Replica LunsUnixServerUnixServerUnixServerUnixServerUnixServerUnixServerUnixServerWANSAN Attached StorageSource LunsSourceDataCenterTargetDataCenter
  16. 16. Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedData Migration Made Easy16Off-line Data Migration• Out-of-Band– While the hosts are shutdown, the source array and target array LUNs are mirrored byprovisioning them to the FalconStor NSS appliances.Replica LunsFabric BFabric AUnixServerUnixServerUnixServerUnixServerWANInternal orSAN Attached StorageSource Luns
  17. 17. Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedData Migration Made Easy17Customer Benefits• Applications online and running during data migration• Minimal downtime to zone in FalconStor NSS• Less risk – test new array & validate data beforecutting over– Application-aware snapshot agents can provideprotection during migration• Faster project completion vs. host-based migrations• Hardware agnostic• Typically less expensive than SAN manufacturerprofessional services engagements for migrations
  18. 18. Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedData Migration Made Easy18Steps to Executing a Successful Migration• Planning• Communication• A versatile migration tool (such as FalconStorsoftware)• And expertise of the technology
  19. 19. Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedData Migration Made Easy19FalconStor Now Offers:FULL MIGRATION SERVICES• Convenient per/TB pricing• Resident FalconStor Professional Services Engineersthrough the duration of the project• Full project lifecycle (Insert, Migrate, Remove)• Software and Hardware “Rental”• Repeatable, effective methodology to ensuresuccess.
  20. 20. Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedData Migration Made Easy20Methodology OverviewExperience has shown that operational migration is safest whenhandled from the bottom up. Once storage has been migrated,changes at the hypervisor or client layer are often safer and faster.FalconStor Architects analyze the full spectrum of the client sourceand target storage layer and assist in optimizing the protection andmovement of data among arrays for maximum operationaleffectiveness, minimal downtime, and maximum data safety.Analyze Plan Execute Validate
  21. 21. Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedData Migration Made Easy21Migration Plan Execution FlowThe fully-realized stack of FalconStortools allows an enterprise migrationproject to have:• A process-oriented, methodicalexecution strategy• Great flexibility in resources• Ability to prioritize and orderappropriately• Options to address space, time, orbandwidth issues in individuallocations
  22. 22. Copyright © 2013 FalconStor Software · All Rights ReservedData Migration Made Easy22Next Steps• For more information visit:– Website: http://www.falconstor.com/nss– Solution Videos: http://www.falconstor.com/videos/– Contact Sales or Local SE: salesinfo@falconstor.com• Get a Demo!– http://www.falconstor.com/demos
  23. 23. Copyright © FalconStor Software 2013 · All Rights ReservedContact usCorporate Headquarters2 Huntington QuadrangleMelville, NY 11747USATel: +1 631.777.5188Support: +1 631.777.3332salesinfo@falconstor.comAsia Pacific Headquarters20 Science Park Road#02-04A/5, Teletech ParkSingapore Science Park 2Singapore, 117674Tel: +65-6361-2450salesasia@falconstor.comEuropean Headquarters58 rue Pottier78150 Le ChesnayFranceTel: +33.1.3923.9550salesemea@falconstor.comThank YouAny Questions?

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