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ELEVATE™ Storage and Data Management

Get absolute control over your data with Rahi’s full lifecycle ELEVATE™ services for storage and data management.

With multiple storage options available flexible data management is essential to store data as per significance

Businesses generate voluminous amounts of data, but not all data needs to be stored at a high-priority storage system. Storage can be divided into public, private, and hybrid storage systems. Data management tools can be used to sort data based on its complexities to ensure instant availability and optimized IT performance.

ELEVATE™ Services for Storage and Data Management by Rahi

Rahi’s ELEVATE™ framework offers storage system design, upgradation, and migration solutions that are configured for optimal IT performance.

Assess

The core roadblock to many enterprises is how to handle the massive amounts of data. Customers with huge storage portfolios may wish to reduce their overall footprint by migrating old data to the public cloud while placing important data on the fastest storage accessible.

Rahi offers two ELEVATE™ storage and data assessment service packages to help customers identify their current data environments and provide consultation on moving, upgrading, or modernizing their existing infrastructure and cloud storage platforms.

Storage Infrastructure

  • Strategy and consultation call with the customer
  • Identify existing storage assets, capacities, and performance
  • Review inventory and cost analysis requirements
  • Provide overview report of environment and next steps of storage plan

Data Migration

  • 2-day on-site or remote workshop with the customer to collect business, financial, technical requirements
  • Install virtualization inventory tools for collection and analysis of virtualization and storage environments
  • Review inventory and cost analysis for on-premise and cloud by comparing with use cases
  • Provide a detailed report of the environment and steps to Storage Plan

Plan

Rahi believes in creating a plan that revolves around customer data ensuring that the applications and platforms, once moved, will start correctly and without data loss. This is important for new protocol implementations, such as moving from block storage to object storage.

Rahi’s storage team reviews the assessment and builds out the requirements for migration, including security, replication time, networking, cutover needs, and identity and access changes. It is necessary to ensure that backups and disaster recovery replication are working effectively.

  • Identify target storage infrastructure platform to upgrade or migrate
  • Execute architecture, operations, and infrastructure kickoff reviews (on-site or remote)
  • Build reference architecture for the new environment including application access to data
  • Provide projected cost analysis report
  • Provide detailed design documentation for operations, infrastructure, and application teams
  • Identify workload dependency mappings exposed by the storage infrastructure
  • Review data replatform opportunities such as replication to a PaaS or SaaS configuration
  • Create a full project plan with staging, testing, and migration to the new storage environment

Implement

Considering downtime – windows, program updates, server transfers, or other infrastructure changes are initiated. Rahi looks at all aspects of the data and storage environment to ensure a successful transition to the new configuration.

  • Map downtime windows and key stakeholders during execution phases
  • Verify that logs and metrics are properly sent to customer monitoring and management platforms
  • Map timelines and downtime windows
  • Open and manage support cases with storage vendors proactively to cover support escalations during migration
  • Review rollback plans (if defined)
  • Provide a detailed report post-migration, including remediation activities needed for future transitions

Manage

Rahi continues to provide value to customers through the ELEVATE™ managed services team. Customers can hand over monitoring and SLAs for their storage and data infrastructure to ensure performance, capacity, backups, and replication are in line with business and technical requirements.

With Rahi’s managed services team, customers can reliably hand their cloud project environments to a dedicated staff running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year, ensuring our customer SLAs are maintained.

Storage and Data Monitoring

  • Create a set of SLAs based on current storage and data infrastructure layout
  • Create logging identities for proper reporting and monitoring
  • Tie storage and data infrastructure into Rahi’s NOC for support Emails, calls, or texts
  • Establish an escalation plan for customer notification and response based on priority and severity

Technical Account Management

  • [Prerequisite] Add-on for Storage Monitoring
  • Dedicated engineer to manage your capacity, performance, and growth requirements
  • Focused on proactive SLA management and improvement
  • Primary point of contact to key customer executive stakeholders
  • Delivers all reports to the client on a weekly and monthly basis

Assess

The core roadblock to many enterprises is how to handle the massive amounts of data. Customers with huge storage portfolios may wish to reduce their overall footprint by migrating old data to the public cloud while placing important data on the fastest storage accessible.

Rahi offers two ELEVATE™ storage and data assessment service packages to help customers identify their current data environments and provide consultation on moving, upgrading, or modernizing their existing infrastructure and cloud storage platforms.

Storage Infrastructure

  • Strategy and consultation call with the customer
  • Identify existing storage assets, capacities, and performance
  • Review inventory and cost analysis requirements
  • Provide overview report of environment and next steps of storage plan

Data Migration

  • 2-day on-site or remote workshop with the customer to collect business, financial, technical requirements
  • Install virtualization inventory tools for collection and analysis of virtualization and storage environments
  • Review inventory and cost analysis for on-premise and cloud by comparing with use cases
  • Provide a detailed report of the environment and steps to Storage Plan

Plan

Rahi believes in creating a plan that revolves around customer data ensuring that the applications and platforms, once moved, will start correctly and without data loss. This is important for new protocol implementations, such as moving from block storage to object storage.

Rahi’s storage team reviews the assessment and builds out the requirements for migration, including security, replication time, networking, cutover needs, and identity and access changes. It is necessary to ensure that backups and disaster recovery replication are working effectively.

  • Identify target storage infrastructure platform to upgrade or migrate
  • Execute architecture, operations, and infrastructure kickoff reviews (on-site or remote)
  • Build reference architecture for the new environment including application access to data
  • Provide projected cost analysis report
  • Provide detailed design documentation for operations, infrastructure, and application teams
  • Identify workload dependency mappings exposed by the storage infrastructure
  • Review data replatform opportunities such as replication to a PaaS or SaaS configuration
  • Create a full project plan with staging, testing, and migration to the new storage environment

Implement

Considering downtime – windows, program updates, server transfers, or other infrastructure changes are initiated. Rahi looks at all aspects of the data and storage environment to ensure a successful transition to the new configuration.

  • Map downtime windows and key stakeholders during execution phases
  • Verify that logs and metrics are properly sent to customer monitoring and management platforms
  • Map timelines and downtime windows
  • Open and manage support cases with storage vendors proactively to cover support escalations during migration
  • Review rollback plans (if defined)
  • Provide a detailed report post-migration, including remediation activities needed for future transitions

Manage

Rahi continues to provide value to customers through the ELEVATE™ managed services team. Customers can hand over monitoring and SLAs for their storage and data infrastructure to ensure performance, capacity, backups, and replication are in line with business and technical requirements.

With Rahi’s managed services team, customers can reliably hand their cloud project environments to a dedicated staff running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year, ensuring our customer SLAs are maintained.

Storage and Data Monitoring

  • Create a set of SLAs based on current storage and data infrastructure layout
  • Create logging identities for proper reporting and monitoring
  • Tie storage and data infrastructure into Rahi’s NOC for support Emails, calls, or texts
  • Establish an escalation plan for customer notification and response based on priority and severity

Technical Account Management

  • [Prerequisite] Add-on for Storage Monitoring
  • Dedicated engineer to manage your capacity, performance, and growth requirements
  • Focused on proactive SLA management and improvement
  • Primary point of contact to key customer executive stakeholders
  • Delivers all reports to the client on a weekly and monthly basis

Case Study

Storage System Architecture and Consulting Services for NFON AG

Rahi recommended a hybrid flash storage array from Tegile and arranged for a Tegile engineer to meet with NFON and Rahi to make design recommendations.

Our contacts at Rahi are intelligent and responsive. We believe they are capable, which makes them great sparring partners. They would listen to our ideas and if they thought that something could be designed better, they would tell us.

– Markus Stumpf
NFON AG

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