The latest release includes 3 options for customers that go beyond traditional enterprise migrations: zero downtime or ‘warm cutover’ migrations for real-time and IoT data, pre-loaded migrations supporting non-empty destinations and consolidation migrations for IT teams to combine multiple data storage shares in a single migration job.
- Zero downtime/warm cutover migration: During a typical migration when the administrator is ready to perform the cutover to destination shares, the source shares and destination shares are set to ‘read-only’ while the last changes made on the source are copied to the destination. This ‘cutover’ period can be several hours. During this time, users or applications cannot write any data. This is a critical problem in many situations including where machine-generated data such as from medical imaging equipment, lab instruments or IoT sensors cannot cease the stream of data being generated and must be able to always write that data. Komprise addresses this situation by allowing users and applications to add, modify and delete data on the destination shares during this cutover period, eliminating this downtime.
- Pre-loaded migration: A pre-loaded migration (also known as a ‘jumpstarted migration’ or ‘bootstrapped migration’) occurs when the customer has performed the first iteration using a tool or mechanism other than Komprise and later selects Komprise to perform the ongoing migration of the source with the destination and the final cutover. Customers may start a migration with a free open-source tool, and then choose the company to finish it. They may have started with an offline data transfer technology such as AWS Snowball or Azure Data Box, after which they want to set up an ongoing migration using the firm. As well, customers may have a mirrored copy of data using storage technologies like NetApp SnapMirror and want the company to finish the migration. Now, customers can complete the migration without having to move the data again. The Komprise migration process includes copying all the access control permissions, performing data integrity checks and creating necessary reports.
- Consolidation migration: In this scenario, a customer may wish to combine multiple sources in a single migration project to the same destination. This is common when dealing with consolidating shares and sites during an acquisition or a data center consolidation project, to jumpstart a cloud transformation or simply to reorganize shares or merge folders/directories into a new destination. Without this capability, an IT or storage administrator must manually reconcile merging data from multiple sources, which can be time-consuming and error prone. The company eliminates the additional effort by fully automating the process of consolidating multiple migrations to the same destination.
“Komprise eliminates the dread of unstructured data migrations with analytics-first intelligent automation and the fastest WAN migration speeds for data center or cloud consolidations,” says Kumar Goswami, co-founder and CEO. “Now, by delivering more options and flexibility, we enable faster ROI for our customers who rely on Komprise to move and manage petabytes of file and object data.”
Elastic Data Migration 5.0 is available as a standalone solution and is included in the Komprise Intelligent Data Management platform.