With the growing economy putting pressure on technology refreshes, data migration services and tools are becoming more important to customers. Their data continues to grow, but during a refresh, they may need to buy a lesser class of storage hardware than they now have installed. Add to that the fact that there's simply less tolerance for downtime than in the past -- as well as a much higher price tag attached to lengthy data migrations -- and the need for sophisticated data migration services becomes clear.
RAD understands that customers who have large amounts of structured content are looking for more and more non-disruptive ways to move their data. RAD also understands not to underestimate the business's tolerance for outages and the business's tolerance for change -- those are other areas where things fall apart.
Data Migration involves transferring of data between storage types, formats, or computer systems. Data migration is usually performed programmatically to achieve an automated migration, freeing up human resources from tedious tasks. It is required when organizations or individuals change computer systems or upgrade to new systems.
By definition, the process may sound simple, but the complexity involved in data migration should not be underestimated. There are multiple factors involved such as the number of hosts that are involved, the number of different types of hosts, compatibility between storage arrays and so on. That is why it is so important to plan these migrations in terms of laying out the steps and being realistic about the time required so that the resources can be added to shorten the window.
RAD consultants are available to assist and guide your team through any data conversion and migration process. A variety of migration techniques may be explored including: standard migration practices with data modeling and mapping, legacy data import tools and utilities, APIs, custom import templates, Oracle client, etc.
RAD follows industry best standards and processes for providing various Data Migration related services. Following lays out the key steps involved in performing Data Migration activities –