Migrating to a new storage system can be a formidable task for large enterprises, especially when considering user adoption concerns and the overall risk of business disruption.
Since many organizations often have several line-of-business systems tightly integrated to their existing platform, simply switching to a new storage system can seem impractical without help. SkySync makes the move a lot easier for both IT and the workforce as a whole through its ability to tightly-integrate and synchronize diverse storage systems.
By using SkySync to create a bi-directional synchronization between the new and existing storage platforms, organizations can perform an in-place migration of their business assets (files, folders, file hierarchies and related properties) to the new system while at the same time allowing employees to acclimate to the new platform and its functions. As any SkySync connector can be a source or a destination, the software can be used to migrate from one on-premises system to another, from on-premises to cloud storage, or from one cloud storage service to another.
Once the two systems are connected, SkySync can be configured to automatically copy content over to the new system while keeping the existing system intact – and if desirable, permissions and metadata will migrate along with the files. While the system is being populated with content, administrators can integrate the new storage platform into the organization’s IT infrastructure without disrupting existing business operations.
Employees can pace their transition to the new system as well. Any updated versions or new files that are created in the existing storage platform are transferred during the SkySync synchronization process, so employees can access or add content in either system while they are connected.
Once all the content has been migrated and users are comfortable with the new system, administrators can “unplug” the old one. However, if that’s still not possible, SkySync can maintain the two-way integration between the platforms indefinitely, enabling a hybrid storage environment.