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Three Data Migration Mistakes that Must Be Avoided

Companies need a flexible, purpose-built migration tool that protects business agility.

Efficient data migration is the new standard for business agility. When migrating workloads for your small and midsize business clients, you need the ability to innovate on the fly—with flexible technology that doesn't hold you back. You also need to avoid these three common mistakes that can bring a data migration effort to a grinding halt:

Mistake 1: Poor quality of legacy data

Inconsistencies in legacy data is one of the most common causes of migration failures. Mixed environments, where modern and legacy systems coexist, are especially problematic and more common due to the frequency of corporate mergers and acquisitions.

Mistake 2: Failure to account for dependencies

Cross-object dependencies discovered late can stall a data migration project in its tracks. Thorough testing includes visual confirmation (the server comes up/powers on), data validation and connectivity.

Mistake 3: Wrong migration tools

Nearly 9 in 10 businesses call upon internal staff to help with migrations, primarily after business hours or on weekends. More agile, nearly continuous uptime solutions for migration can reduce downtime and relieve the stress of overused staff resources.

About Carbonite DoubleTake MoveTM

Carbonite DoubleTake Move is a flexible, purpose-built migration tool that protects business agility. It lets businesses perform any-to-any data migration with minimal human intervention and zero risk of data loss. Move replicates the entire server so everything can talk like it used to. At cutover, it automates turning the target machine into the production machine. Move talks to the DNS servers, updates records and automatically redirects to the new server. It’s like taking the hard drive out of one computer and putting it into another.

Carbonite DoubleTake Move:

  • Automated, real-time, byte-level replication
  • End-to-end testing with full reporting
  • Byte-level replication eliminates the risk of data loss
  • Full support for regulatory compliance

Not a Carbonite Partner?

With EVault and DoubleTake from Carbonite, partners have access to backup, disaster recovery, high availability and migration solutions to protect the full spectrum of customer environments. Giving your customers a range of solutions enriches revenue opportunities and ensures you support 100% of their environment while still working with a single data protection vendor.

Learn more about EVault and DoubleTake from Carbonite and become a partner today.

Jon Whitlock is vice president of channel sales and marketing at Carbonite, a provider of cloud and hybrid data protection solutions for small-to-midsize businesses.

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