A financial institution with over 250,000 employees spread across 80 countries sought to transform their NAS infrastructure onto a new platform, driving consistency across their global footprint. Over a petabyte of data stored on legacy hardware needed to be moved onto NetApp Data ONTAP. The transition from legacy storage to a new platform posed risk, and the customer wanted to ensure minimal impact to users while establishing standards. For prior migrations, they had utilized host-based tools for copying CIFS or NFS platform storage. In addition, the customer had Microsoft DFS (Distributed File System) sporadically deployed in their environment and wanted to ensure that, where it did exist, all DFS links would be updated to reflect the new target storage.
The customer selected StorageX as the migration and DFS management software of choice because it provided the needed API integration with NetApp Data ONTAP, had the ability to copy security and permissions, and could automatically update the DFS namespace links. They could deploy StorageX regionally and globally. Then, StorageX would remain in place where DFS namespace management was needed to create automated failover for disaster recovery purposes.