Azure StorSimple Upgrade

INDUSTRY: Law Firm
LOCATION: Washington, DC
CLIENT PROFILE: Law firm includes over 800 employees with an annual budget of over $200M.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Client requested Canalini assess and deliver recommendations for its data and server protection strategy, including an upgrade to an Azure StorSimple 8600 appliance.

PROJECT TIME: 90 Hours
BUDGET: $18,000
RESOURCES: Senior Architect and Project Manager

APPROACH:

Discovery Phase

  • Worked with Litigation team to procure and deliver a directory of cold storage content and determine contents to be moved to cold storage
  • Evaluated accounting annual backups and disaster recovery processes and procedures in remote data centers
  • Assessed current Azure backups and StorSimple snapshots

Design and Deliverable Phase

  • Provided recommendations for server protection leveraging Azure Site Recovery, use of Azure restoring services in case of a disaster, and plan for annual test of server fail-over to Azure
  • Delivered recommendations on daily Azure backups including list of what needs to be backed up, frequency of backups, length of data retention, and plan to test restore of the backups
  • StorSimple snapshot recommendations for data needed to be backed up, snapshot storage, frequency of snapshots, snapshot retention, and testing of snapshot restore process
  • Migrated to 8600 Azure StorSimple appliance, including research and delivery of recommendation for either migrating or replacing the current StorSimple legacy appliances, and delivery of a RoadMap for migration backup
  • Provided documentation for all deliverables
Danielle Fish