R&M releases Colocation Migration Handbook

June 24, 2020

7 steps for a successful data center migration

BENGALURU, India/Wetzikon,Switzerland – June 24, 2020 –R&M, the global Swiss developer and provider of connectivity systems for high-quality, high-performance network infrastructures, is releasing a practical guide to successful colocation migration for enterprise data centers. This is aimed at helping users gain insight into planning, physical infrastructure design specifications, and strategy aspects that need to be considered before effective migration into a colocation data center may take place. Insufficient attention to these steps may negatively impact the possible benefits of a colocation data center relocation. The handbook is intended for CIOs, Data Center Managers, IT and Facility Managers.

Sharing experience to help make more of colocation benefits

As a dedicated partner and trusted advisor for networks all over the world, R&M knows the best approaches to deploying colocation data center infrastructure and we are happy to share this knowledge. “Outsourcing data center operations to a purpose-built data center can bring operators greater efficiency, reliability and security,” explains Dr. Thomas Wellinger, R&M Market Manager Data Center. It can also help reduce costs and bring opportunities to connect with an ecosystem featuring other relevant service providers and partners. Getting the data center migration right makes sure you avoid unplanned downtime and unnecessary costs and make informed issues about key topics such as security, scalability and redundancy. Our seven-step guide to planning this type of move helps the handbook’s target audience in key areas and minimizes business disruption“.

The handbook is divided into seven chapters that cover the following topics:

  • Understanding the Requirements and Planning the Project: this looks at organizing stakeholders and specifying IT requirements
  • Asset and Application Inventory: working out the scope, size and timing of the migration, deployment needs, and inventory automation.
  • Setting the framework and releasing an RFP: create a request for proposal to be sent to the prospective colocation data centers.
  • Planning New Infrastructure: reviewing colocation floor space/white space and architecture and designing links.
  • Pre-Migration Tasks: creating a day-to-day schedule for migration team representatives, including all installation and configuration preparations.
  • Initial migration: migration planning and the actual migration of the infrastructure, data and applications.
  • Post migration: everything from testing and auditing to adopting data center infrastructure management.

The handbook can be downloaded here:

https://sites.rdm.com/colocation-migration-handbook

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About R&M

R&M (Reichle & De-Massari AG) is a leading global producer of future-proof products and systems for communication and data networks. The company’s close collaboration with certified partners results in pioneering connectivity solutions in the sectors LAN, Public and Telecom Networks as well as Data Centers. The Swiss family company stands for innovation, quality, and proximity to customers. More information can be found at www.rdm.com


Arrow PC Introduces Dell’s Comprehensive Data Protection Solutions

June 24, 2020

NEW DELHI, India – June 24, 2020 – Dell Titanium Partner, Arrow PC Network, a leading IT services integrator delivering world-class IT infrastructure services today announced a comprehensive solution for data protection in association with Dell Technologies. Dell EMC Data Protection Suite provides a comprehensive solution built to meet the needs of organizations of all types and sizes. Using technologies from replication to snapshot, backup and disaster recovery, Data Protection Suite delivers protection based on the value of the data and service levels that align to business objectives.

In an ever-increasing digitally connected world, malicious cyber-attacks are almost every day occurrences. Data protection has come to be a strategic must for all organizations that value their and their customers’ data. The recent news of Babylon Health data leak to Nintendo switch users being hacked only serves as a grim reminder of the business damage it can cause. Dell EMC Data Protection Suite assists organizations by giving them an upper hand in combating against such attacks and thereby benefiting Arrow PC’s customers.

Data is the oil that runs today’s businesses. Cybersecurity experts are working towards keeping the data safe that their large enterprises and mid-sized organizations face every day. In reality, this is possible only with a solution that is comprehensive and robust. Addition of Dell EMC Data Protection Suite is another advantageous offering in our overall GTM strategy,” said Gurpreet Singh, Managing Director at Arrow PC Network.

An enterprise-grade data protection is needed not just for the data within the traditional perimeter of the organisation, but also for the multiple devices and access points outside the perimeter due to the rapid adoption of multi-cloud solutions. Data protection is needed across verticals such as government/PSUs, health & pharma, BFSI, telecom, retail sectors. Dell Technologies advocates that the ideal data protection solution should entail:

– Comprehensive backup and recovery

– Continuous replication for any Point-in-time recovery

– Consistent protection for applications with governance and oversight

– Cloud disaster recovery

Dell EMC Data Protection Suite comprises of three different products giving protective solution as required by the customers:

  1. Dell EMX Networker Software: This product helps in unified backup and recovery of enterprise applications and databases with centralized administration. Its protection solution includes deduplication, backup to disk and tape, snapshots, replication along with physical and virtual environments.
  2. Dell EMC Avamar Data Protection Software: Avamar augments daily fast backups of physical and virtual environments, NAS servers, enterprise applications, remote offices and desktops/laptops. This is achieved through its integrated variable-length deduplication technology.
  3. Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager: Simplicity, agility and flexibility form the core components of Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager. These objectives allow organizations not just protect, manage and recover data either on-premises or on the cloud but also help in transforming an organization’s IT structure.

With Arrow PC Network providing IT infrastructure solutions including security, storage & backup, Dell EMC Data Protection Suite is another advantageous addition to their overall solution offerings to their customers.

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About Arrow PC Network

Arrow PC Network is the hybrid SI & solution provider and Dell Titanium Partner. Arrow provides services/solutions in key technology areas such as System Integration, Data Centers, Backup, Storage, Cloud Computing, Data Security, Software, Mobility, Virtualization, Wireless, Power Solutions and Networking. With advanced technology capabilities, the company has managed to deliver comprehensive solutions and service to customers across India. The company assists organizations design, develop and deliver cost-effective technology-enabled solutions that allow them to achieve high efficiency and performance. To know more, please visit www.arrowpcnetwork.com.


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