Bank Migrates 60 TB to Consolidated Storage
Source: Cisco Systems
Banca Monte Dei Paschi had acquired different storage subsystems. The storage team decided to consolidate nine of the older subsystems onto a more efficient storage platform, to free up data center space and reduce power and cooling costs. They needed a new storage array, and they also needed a migration solution that would minimize application downtime for employees and customers. The IT team selected an IBM DS8100 Storage Array and Cisco MDS 9000 Data Mobility Manager (DMM) software. A Storage Area Network (SAN) service for Cisco MDS 9000 Director Switches. In which they migrated 60 TB in less than two months with negligible interaction with application teams, avoided costs of maintenance contracts for old storage systems and Paid back investment in less than one year.