SOURCE: Cirrus Data Solutions

Cirrus Data Solutions

February 01, 2016 03:05 ET

Cirrus Data and Computacenter UK Ltd Partner for Fast Physical-to-Virtual Data Center moves

For the EMEA Market, a Simple Drop-In Appliance Conducts Large-Scale Data Migrations

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Feb 1, 2016) - Cirrus Data Solutions, a provider of data migration appliances that reduce costs and complexity to migrate Fibre Channel based storage (SANs), today announced a partnership with Computacenter UK Ltd, Europe's leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services. The partnership empowers enterprises throughout EMEA the opportunity to conduct large-scale data center migrations with zero downtime and no infrastructure changes.

Cirrus is the developer of Data Migration Server (DMS), proprietary software that supports all types of data migration schemes including: local storage refresh and local to remote (data center moves), legacy to cloud (physical to virtual), cloud to cloud, cloud to data center, and other common storage management practices.

"Until now, the cost to business of bringing a system down to conduct a large scale data migration could often prove prohibitive," said Bill McGloin, chief technologist, Computacenter UK Ltd. "By partnering with Cirrus, we can continue to help our customers through their digital transformation by offering migration services that provide cost-effective, resilient and scalable infrastructures, with no interruption of services and no changes to existing host servers, FC switches, and storage."

"Data migration continues to be a major pain for organisations that have outgrown their storage infrastructure needs," says Guillaume Imberti, Cirrus Data VP, EMEA. "Lack of flexible storage options severely limits a company's ability to grow and mine its data for applications, research and profits. Computacenter has been providing IT infrastructure services for nearly 35 years, so we are especially honored to partner with Computacenter to bring true plug-and-play technology to the EMEA marketplace."

Data Migration Server is based upon proprietary technology called "Transparent Datapath Intercept" which was built on the notion that data appliances should look like a wire when installed into a live SAN. Because of this intercept, the Cirrus server can be installed in-line between the switch and the storage unit with as much ease as changing a Fibre Channel cable. The install takes five seconds per path. 

About Computacenter Plc
 Computacenter is Europe's leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services, enabling users and their business. We advise organisations on IT strategy, implement the most appropriate technology, optimise its performance, and manage our customers' infrastructures. In doing this we help CIOs and IT departments in enterprise and corporate organisations maximise productivity and the business value of IT for internal and external users. Rooted in core European countries Computacenter combines global reach with local expertise. For more information visit

About Cirrus Data Solutions Inc.
Headquartered in Long Island, New York, Cirrus Data Solutions is a developer of software for data migrations and caching for enterprise data centers and storage area networks (SANs). Its software appliances are sold/licensed through a network of systems integrators and channel partners including Cognizant, Dell, Fujitsu, IBM and Datalink. The team holds 18 patents, with the most recent one being granted by the US PTO on August 2012 (# 8,255,538) for Transparent Datapath Intercept. For more information visit or email

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