Data migration is the process of transferring data between various device types, formats, and computer systems. Without a doubt, the process of transferring data is usually extremely tedious and can be both resource and time consuming – not to mention expensive.
A growing number of organizations are finding that data migration is essential in order to keep up with industry regulations and work to pull together data that has been collected via many different formats/technologies.
For example, in the world of medicine, it is quite common for an organization to have different formats of technologies they would use across various departments. One medical specialty may have decided on one mode of operation, while others chose to employ a variety of different methods.
This may have worked in the past -- however, because of regulations and pending reforms it is becoming more and more important to allow for data to be easily shared throughout the organization. This means a lot of work must be done.
To accomplish this feat, the following usually must occur:
• All tapes, disk drives, arrays, and other equipment must be gathered and labeled.
• The old system is mapped to the new system, making sure that data extraction and loading is done in a systematic manner.
• The new system must be properly assembled and ready to accommodate the data to be migrated.
• Data moved to new storage formats must be reviewed/tested to make sure that all data has been perfectly transferred.
Because this process is very tedious and time consuming, a number of our clients depend on our data migration services.
The Big Data Supply data migration team works around the clock to make sure that data is effectively preserved and moved to a format that can be used organization-wide.
Once data has been successfully moved to the new and improved format, our clients then turn to our buyback and tape recycling programs. The buyback program helps our clients recoup a percentage of their initial data storage investment, while our recycling program keeps equipment out of landfills or from environmentally toxic incineration. Earn some green while being green!
Plus, other organizations can truly benefit from purchasing used technologies. It’s definitely a win-win scenario for all involved.