Large-Scale Data Migration Without Downtime

Migrated large amounts of data from legacy storage hardware to the new storage without disrupting business operations or risking data loss.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

We migrated large amounts of data from old storage hardware to the new storage without disrupting business operations or risking data loss using data management solutions. We also ensured that:

1. The hardware is maintained and upgraded for optimum performance and cost-effectiveness

2. There are no outages or productivity impacts associated with aging hardware

CHALLENGE

Even if there is a great system in place that works fast and has low latency, moving petabytes of data just takes time, and involves a great deal of risk of losing data.

The larger the scale of the data migration, the more opportunity for issues along the way. We had to find a way to do large-scale data migration without any downtime, outside business hours.

APPROACH

We used storage-native, third-party tools to migrate large amounts of data. Our approach also allowed applications to continue modifying a source system’s data without causing issues between the source and the target.

By engaging with Wavelabs, the client was assured of a seamless hardware refresh process. We built a specialized team for full migration lifecycles around block (SAN) and file (NAS) storage systems, including developers and database experts to implement and support a custom data warehouse.

Project Management

to organize and co-ordinate data migration processes

Change Control

to manage documentation and approvals

Technical Engineers

for development, DBA, analytics, and reporting

Storage Engineers

for data replication, and configuration of new systems