Storage Consolidation

Storage Consolidation

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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 the following benefits:
  • Simplified Operations
  • Improved Utilisation
  • 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 services to help ensure a successful storage consolidation. With 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.


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


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


Dell experts can implement your complete consolidation migration – hardware and software – so that you can you quickly capture the value of the solution. Implementation includes pilot consolidation, data migration, deployment of Dell hardware into your production environment, software configuration as well as training to ensure effective administration of the storage infrastructure.


Take advantage of Dell’s Enterprise Support Services to support your new solution. Dell provides a suite of robust offerings, covering system support and maintenance.
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Tailored Services to Meet Your Consolidation Needs

Infrastructure Consolidation Readiness — 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. Infrastructure Consolidation Readiness is developed through a combination of tools-based and consultative discovery and analysis, to provide a detailed report that assesses risks and opportunities related to consolidation with recommendations.

Complex Storage Integration — Dell has the expertise to meet end-to-end storage requirements. Utilising best practice—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 centre backup and recovery solution or migrate your storage systems and data to Dell Powervault TM  and Dell/EMC platforms.

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.

MirrorView and SnapView Installation — Dell service professionals help ensure SnapView and MirrorView operation by optimally configuring and customising 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 recovery objectives.

Data Migration Services —Dell Infrastructure Consulting uses proven methodologies and tools to successfully migrate data from legacy data stores. Our advanced techniques help minimise user disruption and accelerate the migration process.