We have contracted with CVRMS for day to day operations globally, but to not include the 2500 clients in the Americas, just our core server infrastructure.
So currently, until I vacate the 2500 devices from the current Commcell, we are not getting that services here in the Americas. These devices range from desktops to roaming laptops in Brazil, Mexico, US, and Canada. Any "retail" location may actually use the internet for VoIP phones and connection to our Global POS/CRM. So if we consume the pipe for a full, we take down services.
I do have a CV proxy deployed for the public side backups as well.
Originally the CV Account Manager told us that we can import/export all of the client records with a Commcell Merge. Which makes sense as we can then not have to redeply and re-register each client. Sixty days of incrementals and I am using about 22 TB of storage and it is not alot of retention.
But as we are talking about 2500 devices in Coporate offices, retail sites, production floor PC's, roaming sales people on and off VPN. Bandwidth on the end is the issue, as these people/locations can be in locations that are bandwidth challenged such as DSL or some even still on dial up. The original deployment was done over 6 to 8 months as we made sure not to overwhelm any one location. But now we need to move quickly to get this done.
The other aspect is that I have a physical server to stand up as the commserv, but we would like to not have to duplicate MA/DDB/SAN storage for this migration and just "lift" the MA over. All of the infrastructure would be local to one another in the same datacenter.
So I am trying to discover all the options that are possible while taking in to consideration bandwidth and speed to accomplish with out affecting day to day business work, as well as utilizing hardware appropriately.