Engaging in data and cloud migrations can offer you incredible insight and control of your data, eliminate associated risks, and Zovy has moved more than a million users to and from legacy environments, including NearPoint.
There are some major misconceptions in the industry on data migrations:
Myth: Our legacy data is probably fine where it is.
Busted: As hardware ages, data repositories can become inaccessible and even unsupported which over time can leave you exposed to risk of data loss, lack of data integrity and potentially creating a gap in regulatory compliance. People with specialized knowledge of your legacy systems leave your organization, and can be hard to replace.
Myth: Getting the data I actually need will be like finding a needle in a haystack, the expense won’t be worth it.
Busted: With a custom migration strategy, we can migrate only data that is critical to you, and help you make decisions on what to retain long term per industry, legal, and regulatory. Full documentation, appropriate for presentation to a legal entity or regulatory body, is produced for every migration. Retention policies can be applied at the time of migration, ensuring that your organization is only moving and keeping data that is absolutely necessary. A targeted data migration reduces both cost and legal risk. Even if the data in the legacy system is corrupt or inaccessible, Zovy will fully document the issues, ensuring that your company is in the clear in the event of legal questions or compliance investigations.
Myth: Migrations are too disruptive and expensive to engage in.
Busted: We work closely with our clients to understand their overall goals of the project, and factors that are most important to them. Then, our migration team works on a detailed plan, in coordination with the customer and accounting for specific requests, to develop a thoughtful approach to complete the migration. It’s important to remember that migrations occur in the background on a copy of the data, so users’ day-to-day processes aren’t affected, and the data is always available for eDiscovery and compliance.
Myth: Data migrations expose us to security risks, and we can’t take that chance.
Busted: The security risks for your data are most likely greater where it is. Aging legacy archives don’t receive security updates, leaving your data at risk as new vulnerabilities are uncovered. They also don’t get updated to use the latest hardware and components, forcing you to run it on outdated infrastructure that does not have the latest security. Conversely, Zovy uses the latest tools and techniques to conduct migrations, ensuring the highest levels of security throughout the process. We know that our customers migrate their most sensitive data, and it is important from a regulatory and legal perspective, so we assist with every step, ensuring that the data is protected both during the migration process, as well as in its final location.