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Data Dynamics

October 06, 2015 09:00 ET

Data Dynamics CEO to Speak at NetApp Insight Conference in Las Vegas

Piyush Mehta to Discuss Automating the Transition to Clustered ONTAP With Its Intelligent Management Solution, StorageX

TEANECK, NJ--(Marketwired - Oct 6, 2015) - Data Dynamics, Inc., a leader in storage management solutions for unstructured data, today announced that Data Dynamics CEO, Piyush Mehta is scheduled to speak at the NetApp Insight™ 2015 Conference. The conference will be held at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas on October 12-15. Mehta's session, titled "Automate Migration to Clustered ONTAP with StorageX," will take place on Wednesday, October 14, from 10:30-11:30am. Data Dynamics will also serve as a Gold Sponsor of NetApp Insight 2015.

This session will describe how joint NetApp and Data Dynamics' customers have used StorageX to move their data to Clustered Data ONTAP from NetApp 7-mode systems -- as well as competitive platforms with better results compared to alternative approaches. Mehta will explain how customers can save money, reduce risk, and accelerate their transition to Clustered Data ONTAP with StorageX, while freeing their storage staff from the drudgery of manual migration and file management. The session will also feature customer case studies and transition outcomes that will give storage professionals considering a transition to Clustered Data ONTAP the information they need to choose the best path to get there.

In Mehta's presentation, he will discuss how customers looking to deploy the latest release of Clustered ONTAP can:

  • Utilize a single software platform for their transition with StorageX.
  • Mitigate the need for an extensive amount of services personnel by leveraging StorageX to accelerate adoption.
  • Operationalize around StorageX and teach the customer's storage team to drive value and in turn save costs.
  • Achieve scalability with StorageX to cover multiple data centers with a single instance.

"The software-defined data migration and management market is being defined by Data Dynamics as they educate the marketplace in driving automation in what is otherwise a manual and labor intensive process," said Mehta. "StorageX offers our customers the best and easiest path to get to the latest and greatest NetApp systems, and gives our partners a great source of value-added to differentiate their strategic presence with their accounts. The solution enables the intelligent migration and management of unstructured data across multiple storage silos with a single software platform. It empowers enterprises to reduce operational inefficiencies and risk with a policy-based storage management platform that provides oversight and controls over multi-vendor storage silos."

Based on estimates by International Data Corporation, unstructured data is growing at 65 percent year over year. To meet this explosive growth, legacy hardware vendors and new start-ups are building next generation systems (software and hardware based) to address the scalability needed. Unfortunately, the transition from legacy hardware to new systems is a tedious process and one that is often overlooked. This creates an over $2 billion market opportunity that today is being addressed by various services, most of which are lacking automation.

StorageX offers a fully automated, policy-driven software platform for file data migration. Deep API integration with NetApp® Clustered Data ONTAP® (cDOT) allows for effortless and error free pre-configuration of target cDOT systems. Requirements for swing space during transition are eliminated with StorageX as is the need for lengthy professional services engagements. With support for both host mode and SnapMirror® based migration methodologies, CiFS and NFS support, phased migration to reduce disruption, allow for full discovery and reporting, which are all managed from a single intuitive console.

StorageX also provides high levels of automation that allow IT administrators to discover, analyze, optimize, migrate, manage, and report on large data assets in next-generation storage environments. The solution increases business agility by maximizing end user insights from storage, enhancing business continuity and reducing storage complexities related to hybrid and private cloud infrastructure.

NetApp Insight™ is NetApp's annual technical conference for storage and data management professionals. It gives customers, engineers, consultants, and partners a forum for learning from industry experts and each other. Attendees can choose from more than 300 technical sessions, participate in self-paced Hands-On Labs, earn NetApp Certifications at no cost, and see new technology in action at the Solutions Expo: Insight Central.

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About the StorageX Platform
StorageX enables the intelligent migration to and management of unstructured storage with its software defined data migration platform. It empowers enterprises to reduce operational inefficiencies and risk with a single policy-based storage management platform that provides oversight and controls over multi-vendor physical and cloud storage silos. High levels of automation allow IT administrators to intelligently discover, analyze, optimize, migrate, manage and report on large data assets for next-generation storage environments. StorageX improves business intelligence by maximizing end user insights from the storage infrastructure, enhancing business continuity and reducing storage complexities related to hybrid and private cloud storage infrastructure management.

About Data Dynamics
Data Dynamics is a leader in storage management solutions for unstructured data to enable the agile discovery, analysis, optimization, migration and management of large data assets across the information lifecycle. Its award-winning software defined data migration platform StorageX, eliminates multi-vendor storage silos providing enterprises with an intelligent, policy-based, cloud storage management platform to empower data portability, usability and insight for business agility and operational efficiency. StorageX has been adopted by hundreds of enterprise customers, Fortune 500 companies, and large municipal governments to increase storage portability for the simplified adoption of next-generation heterogeneous datacenter and cloud infrastructures. For more information, please visit:

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