Migrate user data to the cloud or a new platform
Data centers evolve and business requirements change over time. As new platforms and strategies are integrated, such as cloud storage, it is important to manage the migration of data intelligently. Using the wrong tools to migrate data will strip out metadata fields, ownership will become “admin” and the date last accessed will become the day of migration. Corrupting file metadata will cause challenges in the future when new data policies or legal/compliance requests occur looking for specific content. Additionally, migrating all data is time consuming and unnecessary. A data migration effort is the exact time when the content should be profiled and classified to determine what has value and should be migrated and what should be moved offline, archived or even remediated.
Catalyst delivers powerful data profiling solutions to understand what exists and make intelligent disposition decisions about he content. Prior to migrating data to a new storage platform an intelligent data profile can tell you what has been accessed in the past three years, what is owned by ex-employees and has had no access, what is duplicate, what is sensitive and more. With this knowledge some of the content may be migrated to a cloud environment, some to a new storage platform, and archive, and some defensibly deleted.
Catalyst also ensures that all metadata is kept intact during a migration. Owners are not stripped out, last accessed dates remain intact, and all existing metadata is not modified. When a migration occurs all data will be moved to a new platform without any corruption of the properties or metadata.
Using Catalyst to migrate data will allow for intelligent disposition strategies to take place. Without any knowledge data would typically be wholly moved to a new platform. With Catalyst data can be classified and based on the properties of the content can be moved to an appropriate environment. Some content can go to the cloud, some to an archive, some to a new internal server. Intelligent migration places data in a new location based on its value and ensures that it is reliable and accurate.