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Video: Overview Of The Generations Of Archive Migration Solutions

In this video MJ takes us through an overview of the different generations of archive migration solution. He'll cover:

In this video MJ takes us through an overview of the different generations of archive migration solution. He'll cover:

* Three different generations of migration solution

* Some of the key things to note about each generation

Below is a transcript of the video:

Hi and welcome,

For organizations moving to the cloud, feeling confident about how to migrate your legacy archive is often a daunting endeavor. I’m MJ and today I’d like to provide a brief summary of how Cloudficient views the archive migration technology landscape for those seeking to migrate to Office 365.

The archive migration market is a mature one with many established vendors, partners, and technologies. There are three technology vendors who handle nearly all archive migration projects. The good news is all three have technologies that will absolutely work, but with key distinctions which should be considered.

To easily compare and contrast which will best support your project, we’ve categorized these technologies into a generational timeline.

At just over 15 years old, the first generation technology leverages a classic “man in the middle” approach with all data flowing through a central migration server. While refreshingly simple, the migration server quickly becomes a bottleneck and single point of failure.

However, the real challenge comes when trying to scale this architecture with the amount of hardware required adding significant costs and administration complexity. The additional hardware costs should absolutely be factored in up front to ensure no surprises.

The second generation technology is over 10 years old and its claim to fame was managing the migration by separating out the meta-data from the actual data. This certainly enabled better administration and general scalability, but for larger migrations, an already resource heavy SQL Server inevitably becomes the bottleneck impacting performance.

The third or next generation would be Cloudficient’s archive migration solutions. Leveraging a Kubernetes orchestrated cloud microservices migration platform – Cloudficient solutions are the only pure cloud archive migration technology on the market.

Offering truly unlimited scale, resources spin up on demand with no bottlenecks or single points of failure. Minimal on-premise components safeguard security and ensure migration data stays within your organizational boundaries.

There are many more things to consider when selecting a migration technology – comprehensive end to end migration workflow capabilities, the ability to handle Microsoft Service Protection Throttling, and conducting a Proof-of-Concept to validate the solution are certainly at the top of the list.

With unmatched next generation migration technology, Cloudficient is revolutionizing the way businesses retire legacy systems and transform their organization into the cloud. Our business constantly remains focused on servicing client needs and creating solution offerings that match them.

If you would like to learn more about how to bring Cloudficiency to your migration project, please visit our website: cloudficient.com

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