Data migration is the process of safely exporting data from one storage source and transferring it to another storage system. The process involves selecting, preparing, exporting and converting the data securely, efficiently and completely.
Many companies choose to migrate data as existing platforms age or when they need better performance. As legacy systems get older, the reliability, speed and security decreases, ultimately impacting a business’s productivity, risk and maintenance cost.
Data can be moved from multiple sources, including a storage solution, infrastructure platform or application. This IT event typically occurs when an organization is upgrading its IT infrastructure. Here’s a breakdown of the destinations of a data migration:
A data migration can involve structured or unstructured data and various versions of applications, making it important to execute a migration in a specific order. A typical data migration involves:
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