With an unprecedented rise in remote workers, data usage and consumption are growing exponentially. This new data demand puts tremendous strain on outdated legacy storage environments, causing data access, security, and performance issues. Like many companies today, you recognize that a hybrid cloud solution model for your data storage would provide the agility, flexibility, and performance you need to rein in rapidly growing data usage and adjust to new business demands quickly.
You know it’s time to upgrade your legacy storage system, it’s key to your IT transformation strategy, but you’re concerned about the disruptive impact a large-scale migration could have on your business processes and the toll it could take on your IT team…the prospect of executing what can be a complex, time-consuming, costly, and potentially risky data migration is giving you nightmares!
According to Gartner, 50 percent of data migration projects exceed budgets and timelines or could harm the business due to a flawed strategy and execution. So how do you avoid being just another statistic and one of the 50 percent? Let's take a look at what you need to do to confidently take up the task of a data migration.
Doug Jones is a senior product services manager with NetApp and leads portfolio strategy for Migration Services. He holds an MBA from Duke Fuqua School Business in General Management and a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Florida Atlantic University. He lives in the greater Asheville, NC area.