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Cirrus Data and Computacenter UK Ltd Partner for Fast Physical-to-Virtual Data Center moves
Cirrus Data Solutions, a provider of data migration appliances that reduce costs and complexity to migrate Fibre Channel based storage (SANs), today announced a partnership with Computacenter UK Ltd, Europe's leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services. The partnership empowers enterprises throughout EMEA the opportunity to conduct large-scale data center migrations with zero downtime and no infrastructure changes.

Cirrus is the developer of Data Migration Server (DMS), proprietary software that supports all types of data migration schemes including: local storage refresh and local to remote (data center moves), legacy to cloud (physical to virtual), cloud to cloud, cloud to data center, and other common storage management practices.

"Until now, the cost to business of bringing a system down to conduct a large scale data migration could often prove prohibitive," said Bill McGloin, chief technologist, Computacenter UK Ltd. "By partnering with Cirrus, we can continue to help our customers through their digital transformation by offering migration services that provide cost-effective, resilient and scalable infrastructures, with no interruption of services and no changes to existing host servers, FC switches, and storage."

"Data migration continues to be a major pain for organisations that have outgrown their storage infrastructure needs," says Guillaume Imberti, Cirrus Data VP, EMEA. "Lack of flexible storage options severely limits a company's ability to grow and mine its data for applications, research and profits. Computacenter has been providing IT infrastructure services for nearly 35 years, so we are especially honored to partner with Computacenter to bring true plug-and-play technology to the EMEA marketplace."

Data Migration Server is based upon proprietary technology called "Transparent Datapath Intercept" which was built on the notion that data appliances should look like a wire when installed into a live SAN. Because of this intercept, the Cirrus server can be installed in-line between the switch and the storage unit with as much ease as changing a Fibre Channel cable. The install takes five seconds per path.

Published Monday, February 01, 2016 1:39 PM by David Marshall
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