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2022

  • Technical scope:
    • Migration from VNX to Unity
  • Protocols
    • CIFS / NFS
    • CAS / S3
  • Specials
    • Conversion of ECS CAS buckets to ECS S3 buckets
    • Migration via Cloud Tiering Appliance (CTA)
    • Audit-proof migration of stub files and their content
  • Project Duration: Ongoing

2021

  • Technical scope: FLR-Migration
    • Total volume: 5TB
    • Shares: 1
    • DELL VNX -> DELL Unity
  • Administrative scope
    • Test of Migration options
    • Migration of files that are expired according to retention
    • Extension of the maximum retention to 30 years
  • Programming languages
    • bash, sed, awk, perl
  • Protocols
    • CIFS
  • Specials
    • Debugging/Troubleshooting on Unity
    • Escalation management and communication with DELL Support
    • Troubleshooting, tool development for situation rescue.
  • Tools/Programming languages
    • Wireshark, tcpdump
    • sed, awk, perl, C/C++
  • Project duration: 2 months – Ongoing
  • Technical scope: NAS/NAS Migration
    • Netapp => / Dell Isilon / Dell Unity
    • One HA-Cluster with Unity
    • One HA Cluster with Isilon
    • NFS Datastores
    • iSCSI- and FC-Luns
    • NFS Server on Dell-Unity
    • NFS and SMB Server on Isilon
  • Technical scope: SAN-Migration
    • SAN Fabric implemented with Dell MDS-9132 switches
    • NetApp and Dell-Unity FC-Luns visualized with Metro-Node-Metro
    • KIS-database migrated from NetApp to Dell-Unity with Metro-Node-Metro Data-Mobility
  • Administrative scope
    • Project management – demanding customer.
  • Protocols
    • NFS, CIFS/SMB, iSCSI, FC
  • Specials:
    • Implemented Secure Connect Gateway
    • FC Lun visualization for zero downtime
  • Project duration:
    • One year

2020

  • Technical scope: NAS Migration
    • Dell eNAS on NetApp CDot
    • 10+ virtual servers
    • 30+ Volumes
    • 100+ Trees
    • 300+ NFS-Exports
    • 200+ CIFS-Shares
    • 2 data centers in Germany
    • Total volume: 150+ TB
  • Administrative scope
    • Technical implementation of the switchovers
    • Supporting the local teams during downtime
  • Specials:
    • Solution construction/solution translation eNAS -> NetApp
    • Adaptation of existing toolsets to customer environments
    • Multiprotocol (NFS/CIFS)
    • Multiple code pages: ISO-8859-15 / UTF8 / Unicode
  • Programming Languages:
    • bash, sed, awk, perl, Go
  • Protocols
    • CIFS
    • NFS
    • CIFS/NFS
  • Project duration:
    • 6 months

2019

  • Technical scope: NAS transition from NetApp cdot and 7mode to Dell Isilon and Unity
    • 6 Isilon HA clusters implemented for multiple tenants
    • 8 Isilon cluster implemented for backup with VEEAM
    • Protocols: NFS & SMB
    • Antivirus Scanning with ICAP / MacAfee
    • Snapshots with scheduler by data category
    • Replication with SynqIQ
    • Cluster failover with Superna Eyeglass
    • Monitoring with InsightIQ
    • Alerting with EM7
    • Technical scope: NAS transition
  • Solution construction
    • Role Based Access RBAC
    • Access permissions for the backup teams (non-standard)
    • Implementation of an administrative separation of the operating teams according to the specifications of Audi AG
    • EMC Secure Connect Gateway
  • Locations
    • Germany, European countries
  • Project duration:
    • 22 months
  • Technical scope: NAS migration
    • 6 Dell-VNX 5400/5800 to Dell Unity (500F)
    • 50+ virtual Servers
    • 100+ Volumes
    • 1500+ Trees
    • 000+ NFS-Exports
    • 000+ CIFS-Shares
    • 2 locations in China
    • Total volume: 800+ TB
  • Administrative scope
    • Technical implementation of the switchovers from Germany and China
    • Supporting the local teams during downtime
  • Programming Languages:
    • bash, sed, awk, perl
  • Protocols
    • CIFS
    • NFS
    • CIFS/NFS
  • Nationalities
    • Teams from China, South Africa, Australia
  • Specials:
    • Solution Build/Translate Dell VNX > Dell Unity
    • Adaptation of existing toolsets to customer environments
    • Multiprotokoll (NFS/CIFS)
    • Multiple code pages: ISO-8859-15 / UTF8 / Unicode / Big5 / Big5-HKSCS / ISO-950
    • Deepening of intercultural communication between German and Chinese teams from Germany and on site in China
  • Project duration:
    • One year

2018

  • Technical scope: NAS migration from
    • 350+ Dell VNX-Frames (VNX 5400/5800) to Dell Unity
    • 500+ virtual Servers
    • 000+ File systems
    • 000+ Trees
    • 000+ NFS-Exports
    • 000+ CIFS-Shares
    • 30+ locations worldwide
    • Total volume: 7+ PB
  • Administrative scope
    • Management of offshore teams to implement the migration
    • Adjustments to the change processes
    • Change management towards customers (appointments, support for changes in the CAB)
    • Change coordination
    • Support the downtimes (switchover coordination, second and third level support of the implementation specialists)
  • Programming Languages:
    • bash, sed, awk, perl, python, Visual Basic, C/C++, C#, Go, Rust, Powershell
  • Protocols
    • CIFS
    • NFS
    • CIFS/NFS
    • S3
  • Nationalities
    • Teams from Hungary, Romania, India, China, South Africa, Brazil, USA, Australia, Egypt
  • Specials:
    • Solution construction/solution translation
    • Adaptation of existing toolsets to customer environments
    • Multiprotocol (NFS/CIFS)
    • DFS / DDFS
    • Multiple code pages: ISO-8859-15 / UTF8 / Unicode
    • Audit-proof migration process
  • Project duration:
    • Three years

2016

  • Technical scope: NAS migration
    • 5 Netapp-Frames (7Mode) to Dell VNX 5400/5800
    • 50+ virtual Servers
    • 100+ Volumes
    • 800+ Trees
    • 000+ NFS-Exports
    • 000+ CIFS-Shares
    • 2 locations in China
    • Total volume: 100+ TB
  • Administrative scope
    • Establishment of a change process between Chinese and German teams
    • Technical implementation of the switchovers from Germany and China
    • Support the local teams during downtime
  • Specials:
    • Solution building/solution translation Netapp > VNX
    • Adaptation of existing toolsets to customer environments
    • Multiprotocol (NFS/CIFS)
    • Multiple code pages: ISO-8859-15 / UTF8 / Unicode / Big5 / Big5-HKSCS / ISO-950
    • Development of a functioning intercultural communication between German and Chinese teams from Germany and on site in China
  • Project implementation onsite and offsite
  • Programming Languages:
    • bash, sed, awk, perl
  • Protocols
    • CIFS
    • NFS
    • CIFS/NFS
  • Nationalities
    • Teams from China, South Africa, Australia
  • Project duration:
    • One year
  • Technischer Scope: NAS-Migration
    • Dell VNX systems on Dell eNAS / Dell Isilon
    • 20+ virtual Servers
    • 50+ Volumes
    • 200+ Trees
    • 000+ NFS-Exports
    • 000+ CIFS-Shares
    • 2 data centers in Germany
    • otal volume: 120+ TB
  • Administrative scope
    • Technical implementation of the switchovers
    • Supporting the local teams during downtime
  • Specials:
    • Solution building/solution translation VNX -> Isilon
    • Adaptation of existing toolsets to customer environments
    • Multiprotocol (NFS/CIFS)
    • Multiple code pages: ISO-8859-15 / UTF8 / Unicode
  • Programming Languages:
    • bash, sed, awk, perl
  • Protocol
    • CIFS
    • NFS
    • CIFS/NFS
  • Project duration:
    • 6 months
  • Technical scope
    • Provision of the toolbox for fully automated execution of NAS migrations
    • Delivery and adaptation of this toolbox for integration into the existing toolset of the operations team
    • Storage technology: EMC VNX
  • Scope
    • 80 PB
  • Languages
    • Perl, Bash
  • Project duration
    • 12 months

2015

  • Technical scope: NAS migration
    • 200+ Netapp-Frames (7Mode) to Dell VNX 5400/5800
    • 800+ virtual Servers
    • 500+ Volumes
    • 000+ Trees
    • 000+ NFS-Exports
    • 000+ CIFS-Shares
    • 30+ locations worldwide
    • Total volume: 3.5+ PB
  • Administrative scope
    • Adjustments to the change processes
    • Technical implementation of the switchovers
    • Accompanying the downtimes (switchover coordination, second and third level support of the implementation specialists)
  • Specials:
    • Solution building/solution translation Netapp > VNX
    • Adaptation of existing toolsets to customer environments
    • Multiprotocol (NFS/CIFS)
    • DFS / DDFS / Widelink translation
    • Multiple code pages: ISO-8859-15 / UTF8 / Unicode
    • Development of audit-proof migration process
  • Programming Languages:
    • bash, sed, awk, perl, python, Visual Basic, C/C++
  • Protocol:
    • CIFS
    • NFS
    • CIFS/NFS
    • FTP
  • Nationalities
    • Teams from Hungary, Romania, India, China, South Africa, Brazil, USA, Egypt
  • Project duration:
    • three years
  • Technical scope: SAN migration from
    • NetApp OnTap to NetApp cDot
    • Adaptation of the hardware to the new SAN system
  • Administrative scope
    • Management of the specialist departments to support the migration
    • Change management: hardware updates, migrations
  • Programming Languages:
    • Visual Basic, Powershell
  • Protocol
    • Fiber channel
  • Specials:
    • Adaptation of existing toolsets to customer environments
    • Full automation of the migration processes
    • Automation of change management
    • NetApp Automation (WFA) integration
  • Project duration:
    • 6 months