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Enterprises Prepare to Migrate as Technology Refreshes Escalate in 2011

(March 09, 2011)
DMN Newswire--2011-3-9--
Paving the path to the next generation data center with technology led solutions, SANpulse Technologies, Inc. today highlighted the increasing number of technology refresh and data center consolidation initiatives forecast for 2011 as the economy improves and companies look to align IT with business requirements.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Consumer and business spending is expected to spur the expanding U.S. economy in 2011 with a newly resilient economy poised to expand at its fastest pace since 2003. Even the most bearish of economists on Wall Street are now becoming the most bullish on growth.

Additional insight by Gartner(1) shows spending levels, as measured by infrastructure and operations (I&O) budgets, are gradually improving. According to a recent Gartner conference survey, The most recent results reflect the gradual economic improvement, as 42% anticipated budgetary growth in the coming year, while only 25% expected spending to contract.

While many organizations are planning technology refreshes to increase business agility after years of flat spending, others are architecting more efficient data centers designed to reduce the high operational costs of legacy architecture. With storage environments a significant part of any technology migration process, it is critical these operations be planned and executed with the support of technology led solutions that leverage skillful people and production-proven processes.

One of the largest and among the most common challenges of a technology refresh or consolidation is ensuring that the organization maintains optimal productivity levels. This requires a deep understanding of the current environment, the efficient capturing of complex system dependencies, and precise execution from start to finish. Choosing a technology partner that simplifies the entire process of a data migration to enable a fast and efficient technology refresh, can significantly reduce the risk of these operations. An expert in storage migrations, SANpulse offers an automated comprehensive solution that supports the migration or consolidation on several enterprise storage platforms, including those from EMC, IBM, HP and Hitachi Data Systems. Leveraging automation accelerates the adoption of advanced technologies to support a more agile and efficient infrastructure.

To get the full benefits of an agile data center, organizations need to automate common tasks, such as server provisioning, network configuration and storage management, said Mike Chuba, Research Vice President, Gartner. The end goal is to support effective application deployment, management and monitoring, to meet the needs of the business while controlling costs.

SANpulse provides a high level of automation and intelligence to reduce the risk of complex storage migrations with the companys technology-led solution called SANlogics, an innovative, multi-vendor software platform that automates and accelerates storage migrations. The solution allows large enterprise organizations to upgrade and optimize their IT storage infrastructures in a fraction of the time required by traditional means and at greatly reduced cost and risk of downtime. These advantages result in both OpEx and CapEx savings that accelerate the ROI on existing investments while reducing the total cost of ownership.

As the economic climate improves, enterprises are accelerating their spend on new technologies and infrastructure that they have been avoiding for several years due to budget constraints, said Peter Mehta, CEO of SANpulse. ?Leveraging SANlogics, we are able to ensure timely delivery of large and complex initiatives within budget, while in parallel incorporating best practices and mitigating risk.

(1) Gartner - Top Concerns From the 2010 U.S. Data Center Conference: Where Should Budgets Be Spent?, Publication Date: 2 February 2011/ID Number: G00210455

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About SANpulse Technologies, Inc.
SANpulse, The Migration Expert, transforms the world's largest IT infrastructures and creates efficiencies to help reduce IT-related operational and capital expenses. Through technology led solutions, the company changes the landscape for large scale consolidations and migrations by providing infrastructure information insight that empowers proactive decisions. SANpulse solutions include SANlogics, Migration Practice and SANatomy. SANlogics, a modular proprietary software platform, supports enterprise migrations and related business requirements through discovery, analytics and auto-generation of executables. SANpulse is headquartered in Jersey City, NJ, with regional offices in London, U.K. and Pune, India. For more information, please visit www.SANpulse.com.

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