Issue 13: April 2017
Service Spotlight

NetApp 7-Mode to Cluster Mode Migration

Out with the old and in with the new.

If your organization is still stuck in 7-Mode, you will need to move to a new technology platform or operating system and you may want to consider upgrading to NetApp CDOT. With the upgrade of NetApp 7-Mode to Cluster Mode, it's vital that your company plans ahead by migrating to NetApp CDOT sooner rather than later. For the remaining time, NetApp 7-Mode will no longer contain new features or support new hardware, making it very important that your company migrates your data to Cluster Mode.

Marcum Technology can provide the necessary tools and resources to fit your specific needs to automate your NAS and SAN data. There are many benefits to upgrading from Data ONTAP operating in 7-Mode to clustered Data ONTAP. It's found to be more automated and comprehensive, efficient, easy to use, cost-effective, encryption at rest, cloud ready and minimally disruptive.

Our professional IT staff is fully trained and experienced in carrying out cluster mode migrations using the 7-Mode Transition Tool (7MTT), a replication-based tool that assists with the transition. This tool provides a comprehensive precheck list to minimize risk and simplify the steps needed for the transition.

The phases of the 7MTT migration workflow include:

Preparation > Data Copy > Test Cutover > Storage Cutover

Though this transition can be a complex, time-consuming process, migrating to Cluster Mode can be beneficial to your business with the help of Marcum Technology. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about this service.

Click here to learn more about how to move from 7-Mode to Clustered Data ONTAP.

For more information please contact:

Kenneth Kane
Senior Vice President