Why It's Difficult to Migrate Data from Legacy to the Cloud
As virtualized and cloud systems are so prevalent and integral to data
storage, the need to migrate data from a legacy storage system to a virtual
or cloud-based one is inevitable. But, here's the rub: migrating data is a
lot harder than you might think, despite all the marketing noise about smooth
transitions, ease-of-use, and turnkey solutions.
While the term ‘cloud' means many things to many people, I believe it
refers to a large-scale virtualized data center that has numerous clusters of
VMware or other hypervisor host servers connected to a SAN storage farm with
petabytes of data.
The environment may be part of a data center of an enterprise-class company
(private cloud), or part of a shared data center managed by a Cloud provider
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As the Internet continues its rapid expansion, is it high time to move the
world's data centers to Iceland? A place that can offer 100% renewable energy
at a fixed, long-term power cost.
At first glance it may seem an unusual proposition and difficult to imagine a
Silicon Valley icon like Google moving/consolidating all their data centers
to such a remote area. But it's a move that may make the most strategic
sense. In many ways, Iceland makes for an ideal location for the data centers
of the future.
The first compelling argument is Iceland's year-round cooler climate, which