Data Management Glossary
File Data Migration
File data migration or file migration is the process of transferring data stored in files, such as text documents, images, audio and video files, spreadsheets, and other types of data, from one system to another. IT organizations move data for many reasons including for system upgrades, data center relocations, during mergers and acquisitions, and when acquiring new data storage platforms.
File data migration involves several steps, such as data extraction, data transformation, data loading, data verification, and data archiving. It’s important to ensure that all the data is accurately and securely transferred to the new system, while minimizing any disruptions to business operations and preserving the integrity of the data.
File data migration can be complex and time-consuming, especially for organizations with large volumes of data, multiple file formats, and strict security and compliance requirements. To ensure a successful migration, organizations typically use specialized tools and services, such as data migration software, cloud data migration services, and managed data migration services.
Komprise File Data Migration
Komprise Elastic Data Migration is a fast, predictable and cost-efficient file data migration software solution. Elastic Data Migration is included in the Komprise Intelligent Data Management platform or is available standalone.
Komprise Hypertransfer for Elastic Data Migration accelerates file data transfer to the cloud while strengthening cloud security. Komprise Hypertransfer optimizes cloud data migration performance by minimizing the WAN roundtrips using dedicated channels to send data, mitigating SMB protocol issues.
File Data Migration to the Cloud Considerations
Increasingly enterprise IT organizations are looking to migrate file data workloads to the cloud. (Read the State of Unstructured Data Management report to review data storage and cloud data migration trends.) This ITPro-Today article reviews some key considerations to know first before a file data migration initiative:
- What data do I have and where is it stored?
- What data sets are accessed most frequently (a.k.a. hot data)?
- What data sets are rarely accessed (a.k.a. cold data)?
- Who uses the data currently and is there value in enabling collaboration outside of your organization?
- What data/files haven’t been accessed for more than 3-5 years and should be considered for deep archival storage or confinement and deletion?
- What types of files do we have and which comprise the most storage: a.k.a. image files, video or audio files, sensor data, text data.
- What is the cost of storing these different file types?
- Which types of files should be stored in a higher security level — a.k.a. those containing PII or IP data or belonging to mission-critical projects?
- Are we complying with regulations and internal policies with our data management practices?
This video discussion reviews cloud file data migration considerations:
In this Data on the Move discussion we interview Benjamin Henry, Customer Success Architect at Komprise.