Migrating applications to the cloud is challenging to IT logistics as well as cybersecurity. Corporate IT has no more crucial, and underappreciated, function than maintaining, and ensuring continuity for foundational applications such as those that manage billings, transactions, logistics and customer relationships. Years or decades of crucial history with millions of customers or SKUs means petabytes of stored data.
Conventional migration solutions require sophisticated ETL approaches, and physical data transfer through magnetic tape or burned CDs, which must be orchestrated in precious “downtime” moments when the data is not constantly changing … a near impossibility in today’s 24/7/365 business environment. Add to that the risks from new attack surface areas available to internal or external bad actors in cloud infrastructure.
At K2View, our approach to data management helps enterprises easily migrate to the cloud and integrate all their applications, whether they’re in a public, private or a hybrid cloud environment. With an architecture that creates micro-databases organized around what’s most important to you (business entity views), K2View Fabric enables atomic ETL, full SQL support and row-level security in a distributed architecture. This offers a unique solution to the ever-expanding realm of SaaS, and for the integration of core business applications to the cloud.
This white paper shares advice and best practices that have helped many of the world’s largest enterprises successfully migrate to the cloud.