LONDON -- DCMI, the data centre consolidation and migration
specialist, has announced that its Migrata toolset solution is being
implemented by a large, UK-based telco to help it dramatically reduce the
workload, risk and cost of its data centre migration project.
Unisys is managing the multi-million pound project, deploying DCMI's Migrata
Virtualising and consolidating the servers for large enterprises is a highly
complex, multi-million pound project. By employing DCMI's Migrata solution,
the first software solution developed to allow companies to reduce the work
and costs involved in data centre migration, the large telco is able to save
up to 60% of the time and up to 40% of the effort required on this data
centre migration project, equating to millions of pounds saved.
For this project, Migrata has been deployed on a seven month virtualisation
and consolidation programme that will involve consolidating over 1700
servers, reducing data centre demand by 900 racks.
Roy Illsley, Senior Research Analyst at Butler Group commented, "Data centre
virtualisation, consolidation or migration can produce large cost-savings
for enterprises in the long-run, yet it is currently an expensive and slow
process due to the risks involved in shifting mission-critical
applications." Illsley continued, "There will be more and more large data
centre migrations in the future due to the pressure on data centre space,
the need for more energy efficient computers and cooling technologies, and
the need to provide the ability to meet growing corporate computing demands.
A solution that helps de-risk and therefore speed up and reduce the cost of
the migration process is vital."
Ewan MacLeod, CEO of DCMI, said, "DCMI is leading the industry by becoming
the first company to offer a software solution to data centre migration.
Working with Unisys to provide the methodology for consolidating over 1700
servers marks a major implementation of our Migrata solution."