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Storage Consolidation provides a common platform to allocate and manage growing demands for data storage and helps reduce administrative effort by establishing a single management console. Consolidation can offer these key benefits:
  • Simplified Operations
  • Improved Utilization
  • Cost Effective Scaling

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Tailored Services to Meet Your Consolidation Needs

The Right Approach To Consolidation

As part of Dell’s vision for the Scalable Enterprise, Dell provides comprehensive solutions to help ensure a successful storage consolidation. With unparalleled project management expertise and proven methodologies, Dell’s quality service helps you enhance the cost-efficiency of your storage capability, every step of the way.

Assessment

Assessments are designed to help you make informed decisions to maximize the benefits of storage consolidation in your unique environment. At the conclusion of the assessment engagement, Dell experts will have identified the full scope of solution options and will provide recommendations for maximizing value.

Key activities during the assessment include:
  • Determining the full range of current and future storage requirements via automated discovery tools and interviews with key personnel
  • Exploring and comparing the potential savings and benefits of each identified option using Dell’s Storage Consolidation ROI Tool
  • Identifying and mitigating the risks of consolidation
  • Dell’s expert recommendation for planning your storage consolidation -- including which storage to consolidate, when to consolidate them and how

Design

Design services lay the path for success by providing a comprehensive and detailed consolidation architecture and implementation plan – based on our experienced-driven best practices. At the conclusion of the design engagement you should have a complete understanding of how the solution can be implemented successfully in your environment with minimal end-user disruption.

Implementation

Dell experts can implement your complete consolidation migration – hardware and software – so that you can you quickly capture the value of the solution.

Implementation services include:
  • Pilot consolidation and data migration to the new system
  • Deployment of Dell enterprise hardware into your production environment
    SAN system includes storage arrays, switches, HBAs and tape backup
    NAS systems can be easily installed on a LAN or integrated into an existing SAN
  • Installation and configuration of powerful storage management software including:
    Navisphere®  storage-management software helps provide ease of management and security
    SnapViewTM  point-in-time copy software
    MirrorViewTM  synchronous-mirroring software
    PowerpathTM  to manage and control data access across multiple, heterogeneous hosts in distributed SANs
  • Empowerment of your IT team to efficiently administer your storage infrastructure as Dell’s experts transfer knowledge

Support

Take advantage of Dell’s Enterprise Support Services to support your new solution. Dell provides a modular suite of robust offerings, covering system support and maintenance. At the core of this suite are four bundles combining alternative levels of technical phone support, on-site* services, and account management features designed to address increasing levels of system uptime.
For details go to Enterprise Support Services.

Tailored Services to Meet Your Consolidation Needs

Infrastructure Consolidation Readiness Assessment — Dell’s expert consultants work with you to understand your company’s functional, technical, operational, and business requirements to design a customer-oriented solution that is right for your particular environment. The Infrastructure Consolidation Readiness Assessment is developed through a combination of tools-based and consultative discovery and analysis, to provide you with a detailed report that assesses risks and opportunities related to a consolidation and makes recommendations for your unique environment.

Deliverables:
  • Detailed report of operational and technical risks associated with your current infrastructure
  • Initial Return on Investment analysis
  • Risk mitigation with Dell’s proven methodology, expertise and experience
  • Data concerning the current inventory and configuration of your environment

Complex Storage Integration — Dell has the expertise to meet your end-to-end storage requirements. Utilizing our best practices—gained from implementing storage solutions internally and for thousands of customers—we can help implement a highly available or redundant storage farm, design a complex data center backup and recovery solution or migrate your storage systems and data to Dell PowervaultTM  and Dell/EMC platforms.

Our standards-based storage solutions include:
  • Storage assessments: Determine current state of IT and storage infrastructure to ascertain steps for moving forward with the implementation of a complex storage system
  • High availability and clustering: Designed to maximize application availability while minimizing recovery time should an outage occur
  • Backup solutions: Enhance near-term data recovery
  • Business continuance and disaster recovery: Designed to adhere to regulatory rules for business continuance
  • Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions
  • Network Attached Storage (NAS) solutions
  • Operating systems services
  • Storage residencies

SAN Installation — Dell SAN services have been developed with a single purpose in mind: to provide our customers a means to effectively and efficiently deploy complex storage technologies right—the first time.

Deliverables:
  • Well designed, rapidly deployed SAN or NAS solution
  • Comprehensive design documentation including topological design -- including zone, LUN (Logical Unit Number) and cabling configuration as well as power and network requirements
  • Expert project management tightly integrated with the logistics of PowerVault and Dell/EMC product delivery technology
  • Hands-on product orientation
  • Modification of documentation to reflect "as deployed" design
  • Transition of "as deployed" documentation to Dell's world-class support organization to help assure seamless technical support

MirrorView and SnapView Installation — Dell service professionals help ensure SnapView and MirrorView operation by optimally configuring and customizing the solution to work within your environment. When properly integrated into your solution, MirrorView can synchronously mirror data from one storage array to another, which can significantly reduce the potential impact of a disaster. Coupled with SnapView point in time snapshot capability, which allows rapid backup and restoration, the Dell/EMC solution goes a long way toward meeting your availability and recoverability objectives.

Deliverables:
  • Well designed, rapidly deployed SAN or NAS solution
  • Comprehensive design documentation including topological design -- including zone, LUN and cabling configuration as well as power and network requirements
  • Expert project management tightly integrated with the logistics of PowerVault and Dell/EMC product delivery
  • Hands-on product orientation
  • Modification of documentation to reflect "as deployed" design
  • Transition of "as deployed" documentation to Dell's world-class support organization to help assure seamless technical support

Data Migration Services — Dell service professionals use proven methodologies and tools to successfully migrate data from legacy data stores. Our advanced techniques help minimize user disruption and accelerate the migration process.

Deliverables:
  • Specific migration strategy that accounts for those applications that need to be ported,
  • Application integration plan, including resource needs, operational windows and associated risks.

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