Cloud Migration Tools.

Cloud migration via digital entities

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Use any cloud provider and architecture

Choose your provider and deployment architecture - public, private, or hybrid – we support them all

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Ensure business continuity

Migrate data in phases by controlling which data to move and when - your business will be uninterrupted 

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Switch migration strategies any time

Flexibly change from flash-cut, through phased, to on-demand – without delay.

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Cloud migration drivers

Cloud migration is the process of moving data and applications into a cloud computing environment. Typically, resources are moved to a cloud provider from an on-premises data center.

Business is interested in migrating data to the cloud to enhance efficiency, reduce cost, and increase profitability. At the same time, IT would like to improve service delivery and flexibility, to better anticipate, and respond to business needs. The following drivers fuel cloud migrations:

  • Speed, agility, and productivity
  • Cost efficiencies
  • Scalability and accessibility
  • Resilience and redundancy

Cloud migration toolkit

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Cloud migrations have been part of the business scene for years, and a great deal of knowledge has been accumulated in the process. In most enterprises, data is fragmented in dozens, or even hundreds, of siloed applications. Before it can be migrated, the data needs to be located, collected, unified, curated, cleansed, and secured.

The requirements are many, but, at minimum, cloud migrations tools should:

  1. Collect and manage metadata on data formats, semantics, and quality – across all systems – enabling informed decision-making on mapping and transformation logic.

  2. Automatically discoverand visualize the metadata structure, and the relationships between business entities.

  3. Connect to a very broad set of source and target technologies.

  4. Transition in phases, by moving only the data subsets you need, when you need them.

  5. Be flexible enough to let you to change your migration strategy as you please (e.g., from flash card, to phase, to on-demand).

  6. Automatically validate migrated data for integrity to assure that only fully-tested data is migrated.

  7. Identify imperfections in the data, and correct them, while in-flight.

  8. Migrate relevant data only, while archiving old, redundant data.

  9. Show metrics on data quality, examine whether quality-level expectations are being met, and display the status of the cloud migration workstream.

  10. Separate legacy data that does not conform to the new data model, and store it separately.

 

K2View – a revolutionary approach to cloud migration

The Digital Entity migration

The K2View platform is based on business-focused Digital Entity™ technology. The digital entity is the unique concept that operationalizes cloud migration. Unlike other cloud migration tools, not only does K2View auto-discover and match data from multiple sources, it also keeps a record of all changes in case restore is required – based on the principle of data integrity by design.

K2View cloud migration tools connect to all data sources, support all delivery and data integration methods (e.g., batch data movement, data virtualization, and streamed data integration), and have built-in data orchestration capabilities – for data transformation, enrichment, and masking, on the fly.

Data teams enjoy K2View cloud migration tools because they can quickly migrate clean, complete, and trusted data that’s been tested and prepared for immediate use.

Companies also benefit from the ability to deploy one data fabric close to the source environment, and one close to the target cloud environment - to send compressed and encrypted data in between - in the interests of speed and cost saving.

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Cloud options

The cloud application(s) to which you are migrating are deployed in one of 3 architecture styles:

In a public cloud deployment, servers, storage, software, and other resources, are all operated by a third party on a cloud infrastructure provider, such as as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Google Cloud Platform.

For heavily regulated industries, like financial services and healthcare, a private cloud allows for extra security and compliance, because it is completely self-contained, with hosting and maintenance on-site.

With a hybrid cloud, enterprises benefit from the savings and flexibility of the public cloud, along with the enhanced security and control of private cloud and on-premise services. Data is orchestrated across the platforms, as needed.

K2View cloud migration tools, which are based on K2View's flagship data fabric, support the cloud migration process regardless of the deployment architecture of your applications.

Don’t take our word for it

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According to Gartner's Data Management Solutions Primer for 2021, cloud, data fabrics and cloud data ecosystems are converging to support the composable enterprise, where data and analytics components, and business applications, are selected to meet specific business requirements.

Migrate data quickly, safely and cost-effectively - without affecting the business in any way.