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The Consolidated Data Storage onsite architect led the entire organization storage refresh and virtualization. His initiative and technical leadership were beyond what we envisaged. Overall, CDS delivered a storage virtualization solution that makes our storage environment the easiest to operate on a day-to-day basis!
- Vincent Brown
(Infrastructure Manager at Royal Bank of Scotland - RBS Worldpay)
The engineer from CDS was fantastic with his effort and ingenuity in the consolidation and replication of over 600TB of data from two DMX1000s to a DMX3000 between our data center and DR site. Production cut-over to the new architecture was seamless and itch free.
- Shelvis Lewis
(Storage Resource Management Supervisor - ERCOT -Electric Reliability Council of Texas)
The Consolidated Data Storage SAN architect understood our dire need for boot-from-SAN and virtualization more than we really did. CDS' expertise and skills have simplified our daily operation, icreased productivity and helped eliminate our old and outmoded method of allotting storage.
- Benjamin Murray
(Director of IT - McDade Woodcock)
CDS' understanding of how storage relates with open systems has helped achieve the exact solution that best addresses our storage platform challenges. Our storage environment now runs seamlessly!
- Mark Marini
(Manager - Communication Services - Powell Electronics)


Find below a few of our success stories.

Continuum Health Partners (Secaucus, NJ) - With the IBM SofTek TDMF data migration tool, CDS helped lower the total storage environment operating budget. The total operating cost of this Healthcare Partnership was over $16.1 million. With our extensive and comprehensive knowledge of HIPAA, FDA regulation and certifications, CDS hit the ground running with storage re-architecture, consolidation and data migration from EMC Symmetrix to IBM DS8300. We saved this Hospital Group over one million dollars in operational and infrastructural budget over one and half years. Operational downtime cost has since been reduced by 94%.

CNA Insurance (Chicago, IL) - Consolidated Data Storage demonstrated storage vendor agnostic expertise in this datacenter move from downtown Chicago to a Chicago subub. CDS came in and took leadership in the data storage aspect of the datacenter move. We leveraged our thorough understanding of both server and storage sides of the enterprise in migrating hundreds of terabytes of data from old Symmetrix to new EMC DMXs in a 96% AIX UNIX environment. We configured and started EMC SRDF replication, over 90% in storage capacity and business continuity managed services cost was recorded and maintained.

McDade Woodcock (Albuquerque, NM) - CDS planned and implemented the first SAN for this manufacturer. Based on the assessment of the customer's environment, our recommendation was to have all hosts boot from an IBM SAN. Our involvement here was from start to finish - rack, stack, implement, configure, provision, deliver the IBMDS4800 SAN and IBM H Class Blade Chassis environment. Storage utilization and management has been kept under control. Ease of management and low storage budget has since been maintained at this customer environment.

Gwinnet County Public School (Suwanee, GA) - The gains emanated from CDS' successful implementation of the IBM SVC (SAN Volume Controller) for the storage environment at this Public School System of GA: 85% reduction in storage operation time, 90% reduction in multi-vendor storage related licensing, 52% reduction in annual storage infrastructural maintenance budget and hundrends of dollars per year in power savings.

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS Worldpay - Sandy Springs, GA) - Storage Virtualization achieved by the Hitachi USP/USPV externalization - CDS' expertise in virtualization by externalization of two (2) HP EVA8100, two (2) Hitachi USP, six HP MSA1500, behind a Hitachi USPV. Customer's environment was improved by: Over $800,000.00 annual savings in multi-vendor replication and SRM tool, 73% increase in storage computing capacity and Ease of management achieved from Thin Provisioning and Zero Page Reclaim.

ERCOT (Taylor, TX) - Remote Data replication using SRDF/A and SRDF Adaptive Copy for enterprise data migration between sites. Hundreds of terabytes of data was migrated between sites. Planning, implementation, configuration, initial Copy and managed copy.

MTV/Viacom (Manhattan, NY) - UNIX Host Based Migration using the Quantum StorNext Metadata from EMC CLARiiON to IBM DS4000. CDS configured all target devices (DS4000), meta devices (StorNetx) and also kick-off migration.

Glaxo (Durham, NC) - EMC RecoverPoint (CDP, CRR, CLR) datacenter migration - CDS' SAN architect planned, configured the solution for implentation engineer.

VSP - Vision Service Plan (Sacramento, CA) - IBM XIV to EMC VMAX migration. CDS' SAN Architect was the onsite resource for VMAX configuration, migration planning and implementer.

SunTrust Bank (Atlanta, GA) - SVC (SAN Volume Controller). Nine different vendor array virtualization behind an IBM SVC.

Citizens Bank (Sandy Springs, GA) - Storage assessment of the Host, Fabric and Storage Controller layers. A thorough assessment of the customer's storage infrastructure, tuning and re-architecture of both fabric and storage controller layer brought about: 88% increase in response time.

DS8300 implementation @ HBO, DS8100 implementation @ HIG, Storage Architecture @ Thrifty, SAN implementation @ PBH, SAN Performance Analysis @ Komatsu, SAN implementation @ ENMU, SVC implementation @ BJServices, Storage Advisory @ MSC, FCoE Implementation @ Juniper Networks, Storage Provisioning @ Goldman Sachs, NetApp Architecture @ inComm, VMAX Configuration @ inComm, CLARiiON Migration @ InComm - are a few of our previous engagements and success stories.