RESEARCH PAPER: Overcoming The Risks & Complexities Of Legacy Data Migration

By Patrick Moorhead, Steve McDowell - January 15, 2021

Migrating data off legacy storage systems is a necessary part of maintaining an evolving IT infrastructure. Migrations can occur for any number of reasons: managing technical debt, reducing maintenance fees on legacy equipment, upgrading storage systems to meet new and increasing capacity, or performance requirements.

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Table Of Contents:

  • Executive Summary
  • The Daunting Task Of Legacy Data Migration
  • Element Of A Successful Legacy Data Migration
  • The Professional Services Approach
  • Summary
  • Figure 1: Stages Of A Data Migration Project

Companies Cited:

  • Pure Storage
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Patrick founded the firm based on his real-world world technology experiences with the understanding of what he wasn’t getting from analysts and consultants. Ten years later, Patrick is ranked #1 among technology industry analysts in terms of “power” (ARInsights)  in “press citations” (Apollo Research). Moorhead is a contributor at Forbes and frequently appears on CNBC. He is a broad-based analyst covering a wide variety of topics including the cloud, enterprise SaaS, collaboration, client computing, and semiconductors. He has 30 years of experience including 15 years of executive experience at high tech companies (NCR, AT&T, Compaq, now HP, and AMD) leading strategy, product management, product marketing, and corporate marketing, including three industry board appointments.

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