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Migrate To Cloud Storage Without Getting Burned

Planning Your Enterprise File Migration

Historically, there have been many risks and high costs associated with the difficult task of storage
platform migration.

That’s why, despite the explosion of proven EFSS services on the market, there are still many organizations who have yet to make their big move to the cloud.

With powerful migration tools readily available, IT departments no longer need an army of integrators to get the job done.

Download this paper discussing SkySync’s Enterprise File Logistics, and learn how organizations can now easily complete their migration in-house without getting burned

4 Ways “ECM” Turned Out Differently Than We Planned

The single repository dream – get over it

One of the byproducts of “the ECM term” has been an assumption that the desired outcome of an “ECM initiative” was to get everything into a single repository. Many of us within the ECM world purported to have a clear vision of how such a universal system should be applied across the enterprise, across multiple content types, and across multiple processes, managing the lifecycle of content from creation, through collaboration, distribution, process and archive, to eventual and defensible deletion.

There is clearly a migration in the direct of cloud content management solutions, which means that organizations have a decision to make relative to the large volume of documents in existing legacy systems. The challenge is that organizations may have millions of documents. Which should be moved and which should stay where they are?

Organizations typically adopt a hybrid approach to the question of content migration – they struggle with the decision about which information should stay where it is until some later point (or never!), which should migrate into new systems, and how both should be surfaced within business applications.

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SkySync is an integral and strategic component to our infrastructure at AstraZeneca.”
Luke Temple, Services Design Architect – AstraZeneca

EFSS White Paper – Integrating Legacy, On-Premise Storage with EFSS Platforms

It’s becoming clear that 2016 shaped up to be the Year of Hybrid Content Management. Looking further ahead, market researchers predict that by 2019, 75% of enterprises will have deployed multiple Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing (EFSS} capabilities and over 50% of them will struggle with problems of data migration from Legacy to new repositories.

When you consider that many enterprises store tens to hundreds of millions of files that are often distributed among a wide variety of storage systems and locations, the process of syncing, migrating and backing up this volume of data can reach terabytes or petabytes – is daunting.

That’s why new “file logistics” tools are needed to automatically resolve incompatibilities between ECM systems, SharePoint, NFS, SAN or NAS systems when migrating and/or syncing to a cloud service. This is come out in the following Best Practice research note titled “How to Migrate File Shares, SaaS and ECM to EFSS.”

I invite you to learn more about the findings as you evaluate the right content management solutions for your enterprise. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you’d like to discuss how we’ve helped over 2000 customers around the globe successfully bridge both their on premises storage and ECM systems to a variety of cloud-based EFSS services.

Mark Brazeau, CEO SkySync