Data Integrity, Security, and Confidentiality – The Building Blocks of Data Migrations with Datadobi

Data Integrity, Security, and Confidentiality – The Building Blocks of Data Migrations with Datadobi

Datadobi achieves KPMG’s SOC2 Type 1 Attestation for DobiMigrate 

Research firm IDC predicts there will be 175 zettabytes (ZB) of data worldwide by 2025 compared to 65 ZB in 2020. With the exponential growth of unstructured data over the past few years, data is being migrated at a maddening pace. 

Our world as we know it depends on that data. Therefore, organizations must do everything in their power to protect its integrity. 

Compliance and enabling data usage and analytics are driving almost every successful IT and business organization to move their business-critical data to get the most security and accessibility out of it, whether on-premises or in the cloud. 

Unfortunately, data can be corrupted during the migration process when the proper precautions are not taken. Human or machine errors or malicious attacks can occur as data is being moved over, affecting the overall integrity of data. 

Choosing the right company and product to undertake the migration of your unstructured data is pivotal and can be the difference between success or failure in springboarding your company into this data-driven digital world. When choosing a data migration partner, it’s important to pick a company committed to putting data integrity and safety at the forefront. 

Datadobi’s Commitment to Data Integrity 

Recently, Datadobi received SOC 2 Type I attestation for DobiMigrate. Why does that matter you ask? Well, SOC2 Type I certification means during the accreditation process, DobiMigrate successfully demonstrated the highest standards for integrity, security, and confidentiality of customer data. 

In short? It is verifiable proof that the DobiMigrate management methodology is deeply committed to integrity at its core. 

Product certification is so important. The growth of unstructured data over the past several years has made it a lot easier for bad actors to compromise the integrity of the data, or for simple human errors to cause an accidental data leak. Data migration processes that uphold the value of customer data are more important than ever.

Putting proper protocols in place is key to maintaining data integrity throughout the unstructured data migration process. The SOC 2 Type I report by KPMG reveals Datadobi’s commitment to data integrity, data security, and fast, successful migrations. 

5 Must Haves When Migrating Unstructured Data that DobiMigrate Excels at:

1. Accurate Training and Support to Partners and Customers

Executing migrations in complex multi-vendor environments can be challenging. Datadobi trains customers and partners to effectively navigate the process step by step. 

  • Pre-migration: Kickstart project set up and planning for cutovers in each migration step.
  • Mid-migration: How to execute pre-cutover testing, dry runs, the cutover, and verifying that the migration is successful. 
  • Post-migration: DobiMigrate provides a chain of custody report. 

Throughout the migration project, customers have access to an extensive knowledge base of storage interoperability solutions and migration best practices.

2. Accurate Change Management

A “defensive engineering” methodology is baked into the DobiMigrate development process. 

  • All DobiMigrate source code is developed and reviewed adhering to the “four eyes principle.” At least two people approve the code change before it is integrated into the software. 
  • For every software release, all code changes are reviewed and undergo extensive automated testing. 
  • Using an agile release methodology to batch iterations, the software can be more quickly adapted to customer-specific needs or interoperability challenges.

3. Independent Quality Assurance (IQA) Function

An IQA can provide substantial ROI by preventing costly engineering mistakes, improving migration outcomes, and delivering benefits more quickly.

  • An independent QA function is established to assure and maintain the highest quality product. 
  • In the event an incompatibility or a bug is detected in a DobiMigrate customer deployment, the problem is investigated, and a software patch release is provided to address the issue. 
  • A root cause analysis (Risk Control Self Assessment or RCSA) is always executed to understand why the bug occurred and if any process, test, or architectural change requires implementation. 

4. Risk Assessment Process & Proper Account Management

Given the value of your organization’s data, and let’s not forget the cost and time to undertake a migration project, choosing an industry validated migration software solution takes the biggest risk out of your migration project.

DobiMigrate was constructed with customer data protection as the highest priority. Using a risk-control matrix, Datadobi deploys a conceptual framework to evaluate risks and controls and to regularly review the matrix by Datadobi management and Datadobi Product Management. 

5. Overall Data Security

As mentioned above, during a data migration it is important that the security settings of individual files, shares, and exports are correctly migrated from one system to another. This can be complex in the cases of inter-vendor interoperability, multiprotocol migrations, or complex data center, and active directory consolidation projects. Without the right settings in place, the security settings can be lost and can create holes in defenses for adversaries to take advantage of.    

DobiMigrate is the only truly vendor-neutral data migration solution on the market. As a result, we are the only migration service that can work with different vendors to make sure that security settings are maintained throughout the whole migration. 

Data Integrity is the Winning Ingredient in the Data Migration Process 

Enterprise organizations must undergo digital transformation to not only survive in today’s digital world, but to monetize their organization’s mountains of unstructured data. Consequently, to win in today’s competitive landscape your data has to be flexible and moving to the best storage options that work for your organization. 

In his book Everybody Wants to Rule the World, R “Ray” Wang states, “You have to pursue ‘data supremacy.’ It’s impossible to overstate the importance of amassing big data as your number one asset… big data is the key to continuous improvement of your customer experience and operational efficiencies. Just collecting data isn’t enough. You also need the intelligence, both human and artificial, to interpret it and apply it wisely.”

Organizations who manage migration of their valuable data assets smartly and securely have the most potential to be a critical step closer to thriving in the competitive market chaos. Those who shortcut the protection of their valuable data assets are at perilous risk of compromising or delaying their company’s potential success.

Learn More about the Datadobi Data Integrity Process 

View the full KPMG SOC 2 Type 1 Attestation report and learn more about Datadobi’s commitment to data security and integrity in the migration process.