Now that the testing phase was completed and they were ready to move into deployment, that meant starting to decommission some of their iSCSI arrays and rolling out a series of DataON Storage CIB solutions over a multi-year program. This meant integrating the old and the new solutions, ensuring data protection, meeting service level agreements and driving a clear path for the future.
As we mentioned in our Microsoft Storage Strategy blog, one element of the Microsoft storage strategy is to provide legacy support for traditional SANs and a migration path to software defined storage with Microsoft’s Storage Spaces and Azure cloud based storage in the future. Rose-Hulman followed this multi-tiered, multi-step approach and will take a few years to migrate all of their applications and VMs. Step one was to begin the migration of 80 Hyper-V VMs from 1GbE iSCSI to Windows Server 2012 R2 with Storage Spaces.