PremCloud Migration Suite

Digital Transformation Considerations

Over the course of the last 5-10 years, enterprises across the world have critically assessed the benefits of keeping their infrastructure on-premise, moving applications and workloads to the cloud or outsourcing the management and administration of key business processes to a managed service provider.  These initiatives are transformative [often referred to as Digital Transformation] and require extensive and pragmatic planning.

 

A number of factors need to be assessed during this evaluation, including but not limited to business criticality, time to implement, cost, data sovereignty, governance, and risk.  Not taking all of these factors into account during your design phase can lead to lasting negative impacts for your enterprise. In fact, industry experts have calculated that through the end of 2019, more than 50% of data migration projects will exceed the allotted budget and estimated timeline.

 

Through this assessment and future state planning, enterprises have an opportunity to simplify their IT estate through consolidation.  Reviewing their application portfolio will often reveal redundant applications, creating cost and labor inefficiencies. Or, enterprises have identified new service providers that deliver a superior solution for their business needs.  In order to deliver a simplified application estate or to start utilizing a new application, enterprises need a trusted partner to deliver secure data migrations from legacy or redundant applications to new applications to support your business into the future.

 

PremCloud Migration Services

There is no other partner you should trust with your data migration project than PremCloud Services.  PremCloud Services has successfully migrated hundreds of terabytes of data from a variety of archiving platforms, providing seamless movement of the data while retaining full reconciliation throughout the process.  PremCloud Services delivers best-of-breed services and comes fully loaded with the tools, solutions, and project management to be your end-to-end partner in your migration and consolidation initiatives.

 

PremCloud Services delivers migrations by leveraging the PremCloud Migration Suite.  Using their vast experience of archiving platforms and big data management, Sceven Development worked closely with PremCloud Services to deliver a migration platform enterprises can trust with their most valuable asset.  PremCloud Services delivers confidence and assurance to enterprise migration projects; furthermore, enterprises will receive pre-project performance benchmarking, a scoping workshop with one of our PremCloud Archiving and Compliance Consultants, and 24/7/365 support for the full duration of the migration project.

 

Full Fidelity and Managed Migrations

At the onset of a migration project, the first phase is a harvest of the data.  The harvest is the reconciliation mechanism that PremCloud will utilize to ensure that all data is migrated successfully.  PremCloud will capture a vast amount of critical data attributes on a per custodian and message basis. Such attributes include messages per custodian, custodian folder structure, message size, location, and much more.  The migration will be run on a multi-threaded process and can be run against a specific set of custodians or messages and date basis. Therefore, if enterprises have a specific set of users or messages that they would like to prioritize in the migration, PremCloud can deliver.

 

PremCloud will actively assist you through all key points of any size archive export or migration of any size.  Feel safe in knowing that our PremCloud engineers perform health checks and system maintenance as needed throughout the migration to optimize the performance of the migration process, minimizing the burden on your organization’s IT resources.

 

You have the opportunity to retire legacy applications that have remained on life-support well beyond their effective use, due to the sensitivity of the data which resides within them or with no reliable means to extract the data.  No other vendor in the world possesses our level of in-house expertise with archiving solutions to help you move data with ease and confidence.

 

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Have you spoken with a PremCloud Data Archivist?  Are you retiring legacy applications within your organizations?  Is the inability to retire and transform legacy data inhibiting your digital transformation?  Would you like to consolidate your application estate but have concerns about the risks, costs, and time associated with migrating that data?  Give us a call today to get your migration project underway.

Cloud Migrations     I   The Four Steps for Success

Journeying to the cloud has been in motion for several years.  Now even for highly regulated and risk-averse enterprises, the cloud is becoming an attractive and necessary option for at least some portions of the business.  Cloud migrations require shifting data and infrastructure to new environments like Office 365, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, or AWS.  Organizations face a myriad of challenges that can be expensive, but more importantly, introduce unnecessary data challenges and risks.

 

It’s a complex process, with a variety of data privacy, security, and data management considerations that need to be addressed with the appropriate strategic planning and approach.

 

Creating The Right Strategy For Success

Moving data to the cloud can bring many operational benefits if the right approach is in place to mitigate risk.  Any successful migration starts with your most valuable asset, your data.  Organizations need to understand that they are moving the right data to the right place, all while ensuring that the right controls are in place when the data reaches its target destination.  This is oftentimes an overlooked step.  

 

To balance compliance, security, risk, and cost and efficiency concerns, we prescribe our following, key initial steps to ensure that your organization takes inventory, assesses, and secures the data before it is migrated.  

 

Privacy regulations add a completely different dimension of complexity to your cloud migration projects.  Regulated data requires specific protections like access controls, encryption, data residency stipulations, and retention periods.  Organizations need to determine what data they have [along with where it is], what data should be migrated, how to migrate environments without disrupting the business flow, and how to do it in a way that not only minimizes risk, but establishes consistent data privacy, protection, and access practices moving forward.

 

First Step - Map and Take Inventory of Your Data

It may seem obvious, but to migrate your data, you need to know what you have first.  Dark Data has become a critical risk for organizations and many organizations do not readily have inventory of all of the data they are generating and where it all resides.  

 

Data Detect automatically discovers, inventories, catalogs, and classifies your sensitive and personal data wherever it lives.  Organizations can leverage Data Detect’s Data Profiler and machine learning to establish a customizable, accurate, and scalable inventory of all of your data, everywhere.

 

Organizations are then able to take things a step further and within Data Detect, take action on your data.  

 

Second Step - Clean The Data

Migration projects in general often reveal long-standing, underlying data quality issues.  These initiatives are the perfect opportunity to clean up and delete ROT [Redundant, Obsolete, Trivial] data, which have created unnecessary risk in the first place.  

 

With Data Detect’s unique and proprietarily developed processing and indexing technology, Data Detect automatically identifies duplicate, similar or redundant data within large data sets to minimize and reduce the risk associated with any sensitive data before migrating it to the cloud or target destination.  Data Detect also uncovers dark data, identifies data linked to an individual [Personal Information], and can even determine if Social Security numbers, addresses, credit card numbers, passport numbers [Personal Identifiable Information] have inadvertently been stored in a database or dataset.  

 

Why does it matter?  Through this step of the Data Detect prescription, your organization will have a clearer picture of whose data you have, what attributes are associated with individuals across data sources [both structured and unstructured], and full visibility and inventory of all personal and sensitive data across your enterprise.

 

Third Step - Determine What Needs To Move

Data privacy and protection regulations require that specific types of data remain on-prem or have specific controls around it if it’s going to be migrated to the cloud.  Identify what data should be migrated and what should stay based on the relative value and risk in alignment with your organization's processes and regulatory bodies.  

 

With Data Detect’s customizable policy and tag builder, classify and tag sensitive and personal data wherever it lives, and identify data that falls under specific regulations by policy.  Determine what can be migrated to the cloud in the first place, and apply labels based on classification output for policy enforcement in the target destination.  

 

Fourth Step - Align Policies For Ongoing Governance

Regardless of where data lives [in the cloud, on-prem, or a hybrid environment] or what type it is, organizations need a consistent way to classify, tag, search and enforce policies on their data based on sensitivity, location, and more.

 

PremCloud’s Data Detect gives organizations complete visibility into all of their data across the data center and cloud, enabling them to apply consistent policy controls and federated access to the data for utilization.  Organizations can then execute the necessary control over their most valuable asset [their data] in all of their environments [on-prem, in the cloud, or hybrid] through the PremCloud Optic.

 

PremCloud’s integration with tools provided by AWS, Microsoft Azure and the Google Cloud Platform, enables enterprises to limit the risk when their data is exposed in the migration process and ensure configurations are consistent with the desirable control and residency of their data.  When organizations are pursuing multi-cloud strategies or maintaining hybrid architectures, the ongoing visibility into the data provided by PremCloud and Data Detect can ensure that policies are driven by discovery and classification insights.

 

To manage security & privacy risk, organizations can leverage PremCloud’s C1Secure CISO Sentinel tool to seamlessly monitor overarching company security policies and vulnerabilities [and flag violations].  

 

Why PremCloud

PremCloud helps organizations with cloud initiatives by enabling organizations to strategically manage, monitor, and analyze their data wherever it lives, all while preparing to move their data to the cloud, where it provides operational advantages.

 

Organizations can make sure they’re moving the right data to the right place and ensure that the right controls are in place when the data lands in the cloud.  With a data-centric approach,  PremCloud empowers organizations to execute a successful data management and cloud migration strategy; from unified data inventory, archiving, and access to data minimization to policy monitoring.

PremCloud Services   I   Migration Suite
 

Data migrations are a common need in today’s organizations because everyone is dependent on data.
 

Migrating the vast amounts of archived data from legacy systems is more complicated than simply transferring data from one system to another.  There are business risks that could compromise your regulatory compliance, reputation, and profitability.  

As standards and technology evolve, so do business requirements.  Perhaps you are modernizing your business processes, or looking to save costs or become more competitive. Your plan will require retiring legacy applications and implementing new applications to support your new approach to business. 

Why Consolidate?
Maybe you’re integrating data from a merger or acquisition, or there is another archiving solution is not meeting your needs. Either way, your program will not succeed if the delivery of the data is delayed or if the data does not correctly support your business. 

Before moving Terabytes or even Petabytes of data, you always need to ensure that the data will work in your target application. Some of these risks include data loss, application stability, delays, and extended downtime.  Even further, the migration risks revolve around your execution time, targeting your desired application, and if your process is not orchestrated it may result in an incomplete migration.

Using technical resources who understand how the migration will impact on your data and your business can be the make-or-break decision for your project.  If you are not already in the planning stages, very soon you will be required to assess your option for mobilizing your archived data out of its current archive format - either to a new on-prem solution, to Exchange or to the cloud.

Fully Assisted Migrations
By leveraging the PremCloud Migration Suite, you will completely mitigate the risk associated with your migration project and receive pre-project performance benchmarking a scoping workshop with one of our PremCloud Archiving and Compliance Consultants, and 24/7/365 support for the full duration of the migration project.  

We will actively assist you at all key points of any size archive export or migration of any size.  Feel safe in knowing that our PremCloud engineers performed health checks and system maintenance as needed to optimize the computing environment, minimizing the burden on your organization’s IT resources.

Unlike competitive solutions, who charge egregious fees to extract or migrate your data, PremCloud Services will next extort you for access to your data.  We recognize data as the world’s most valuable resource and respect our customer’s need to have full access to their most important asset, their archived data, at all times.  You will own it, and we will manage it.

You have the opportunity to retire legacy applications that have remained on life-support well beyond their effective use, due to the sensitivity of the data which resides within them.  No other vendor in the world possesses our level of in-house expertise with archiving solutions to help you move data with ease and confidence.  As the only migrations solutions provider who deploys, supports and upgrades EAS in production worldwide, we don’t work with the experts, we are the experts.

Have you spoken with a data archivist?  Are you retiring legacy applications within your organizations?  Is the inability to retire and transform legacy data inhibiting your digital transformation? Would you like to consolidate your application data, but have concerns about the risks, costs, and time associated with migrating that data?  Give us a call today to get your migration project underway.

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