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Razor Deploys Brocade

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Brocade (Nasdaq: BRCD - News) today announced that leading East Coast systems integrator Razor Technology is leveraging Brocade Data Migration Manager (DMM) to provide dramatically faster, more affordable data migration services to customers. Using the Brocade DMM solution, the West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania-based company offers non-disruptive data transfer services and tighter Service Level Agreements (SLAs), while requiring less staff, equipment, and time than it did using its previous complex, multivendor migration solution.

"The large enterprises and global companies we serve require reliable, cost-effective data migrations that do not disrupt their application and network performance," said Kiran Agrahara, Director of Enterprise Architecture and Information Solutions, Razor Technology. "Brocade DMM helps ensure the highest availability and business continuity for any data transfer. With the Brocade solution, migrations take less than half the time, increasing productivity while reducing costs for Razor Technology as well as our customers."

Improving Migration Performance While Enhancing the Bottom Line

Founded in 2003, Razor Technology delivers end-to-end enterprise infrastructure solutions for its customers worldwide. Razor's certified technical engineers design, plan, deliver, and support integrated infrastructure solutions for some of the most demanding data centers. Partners include Tier 1 industry stalwarts such as Brocade, Hewlett Packard, Network Appliance, and Sun Microsystems.

Until recently, Razor used hardware and software solutions from multiple vendors to transfer data to and from servers, most often at customer sites or at its headquarters. However, these products required expensive licenses and multiple dedicated hardware platforms. Migrations required lengthy planning and setup, and significant manpower and time to complete. "A typical transfer would take a team of technicians to write the migration script and remain on the customer's site during the entire process, adding to the cost," Agrahara said. "If an error or failure occurred, we'd have to start it over from scratch. In addition, these solutions supported dedicated operating systems and storage platforms, limiting our hardware choices for migrations."

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