Storage Specialist – Data Migration

Storage Specialist – Data Migration

ProViso Consulting

Story Behind the Need

• Business Group: GTS – Infrastructure Operations is seeking a Storage Specialist to assist with the migration of over a Petabyte of data from existing Hitachi Storage Arrays to newer Dell/EMC Storage Arrays. This contractor will be working closely with the Project Manager for SAN Currency to meet deadlines and work with server and application support teams to ensure a smooth storage transition. Initial stages
• Replacing old hardware with new hardware – changing vendors, refreshing technology

Candidate Value Proposition

• The successful candidate will have the opportunity to learn new technologies & get exposure to different teams/departments, while working with a friendly, outgoing and welcoming team.

Daily Responsibilities:

• Storage Specialist is required to assist in data migration from existing Hitachi Enterprise Storage Arrays to the newer Dell/EMC storage arrays in datacenters located in Canada
• Storage Specialist is required to configure various Dell/EMC storage arrays and to help supporting a storage area network.
• Maintain documentation regarding configuration, operating and troubleshooting procedures, and service records relating to backup & data storage hardware and software;
• Proficient in troubleshooting issues as they occur with the migration and regular day-to-day operations
• Engage hardware and software vendors and other internal teams to diagnose and resolve root cause failures;
• Assist in evaluating new requirements, technical design and standards;
• Storage Specialist is also required to analyze and report regularly on system and SAN performance
• Maintain a heterogeneous storage environment composed of Hitachi, Dell/EMC, Purestorage, Netapp and zFS Appliances across a Brocade Fabric
• Ensure maintenance activity of these servers is done in the most cost effective way.
• Ensure that the back up of important data present on the servers is taken at the time of data migration to the new Dell/EMC storage arrays
• Make sure new storage arrays are kept up-to-date with the latest drivers and patches to maintain a reliable and resilient environment
• It would be useful if the Storage Specialist has Automation/optimization experience for data storage replication, disaster recovery and management systems

Candidate Requirements/Must Have Skills:

• 6+ storage specialist
• 3+ years of Dell/EMC VMAX/PowerMax experience, especially in the area of data replication and Online Replicator for migrating data from existing other storage arrays (Hitachi Enterprise highly preferred)
• Solid understanding of multipathing, redundancy and resiliency as they pertain to Storage and Storage Area Networks
• 5+ years of experiencing administering a Brocade Storage Fabric environment
• 3+ years administrating Linux or Windows system (help them though things like hardware issues, problem withs multipathing, issues with configuration)
• 3+ years of support expertise for at leas each of the 3+ years 2 of the following systems: Hitachi Storage, Dell/EMC Storage, Purestorage, Netapp and zFS Appliances across a Brocade Fabric

Soft Skills:

• Strong communication skills – verbal and technical document writing

Nice to Have

• VMWare/ESX experience would be beneficial
• General knowledge of Ansible (or similar)
• Good knowledge of leveraging API calls to collect data and run scripts
• Good knowledge of Data Protection practices
• Good experience in Powershell and Python programming/scripting and automation a strong plus
• Good experience with Veritas Infoscale and other cluster technology


• Bachelor’s degree

Job Details



6 Months



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