Date Added: Jan 2010
Companies deploying new file storage solutions are faced with the challenge of managing downtime and business disruption associated with data migration and consolidation projects. Migrating data is an inherently disruptive and cumbersome operation, as static file mappings are broken and mount points invalidated. To minimize the business impact, IT performs migrations within downtime. In addition, the migration process is manual, time-consuming, and error-prone. Affected client systems must be reconfigured to access data through new network shares and mount points, and IT often spends considerable time updating broken links and references in applications, documents, and user drive mappings.