Oh, the Places You’ll Go with DobiMigrate and DobiProtect

Oh, the Places You’ll Go with DobiMigrate and DobiProtect

Moving homes can be quite the stressful endeavor, especially when you choose a moving company that isn’t qualified to handle your belongings. The movers may not understand the city you are moving to and your things could get lost, stolen, or otherwise damaged. You should look for movers that understand where you are now, where you want to go, and the best way to get there whether that be out to a farm in Kansas or a penthouse suite in New York.

Obviously Datadobi is not in the real estate business or even slightly related, but we do move data. We understand where you are now, where you want to go, and definitely how to get you there. We can handle the migration of data between any vendor’s NAS offerings, between any NAS and cloud-based file services, and even between any platform offering S3 compatible storage. Moving data within your datacenter or between your datacenter and cloud storage offerings has never been easier.

There are a lot of anxieties around changing the location of your data. How will you get there? What will life look like when you get to the cloud? Add in compliance regulations for data integrity, the act of guaranteeing data is migrated correctly, and fears over data being corrupted by a cyberattack or other interruption in the cloud, and it’s no surprise that some enterprises have yet to make the jump.

However, part of the challenge for organizations is knowing which tool to trust when migrating and/or protecting their data in Azure. DobiMigrate and DobiProtect integrate with Microsoft Azure and alleviate the concerns of those who are afraid to make the transition because of the unfamiliarity and uncertainty as to how to get their data from their object or on-premises file system to the cloud.

In this post, we’ll take a closer look at the benefits that DobiMigrate and DobiProtect offer organizations looking to migrate to and/or protect their data using Microsoft Azure cloud storage.

Flexibility

With DobiMigrate, businesses get the best of both worlds by allowing organizations the flexibility to keep their NAS file system data either in a data center, in Azure, or both. An interesting recent use case is one in which a customer has switched to exclusively remote operations. They used DobiMigrate to migrate a large portion of their traditional NAS file system data to Azure Files which allowed the now remote end users to easily access corporate data. At any point in the future this migration can be easily reversed allowing the customer to repatriate their data back to the on-premises system. DobiMigrate makes this a simple task.

Data Integrity

Datadobi documents the “chain of custody” for files moving between two disparate systems. The chain of custody can be downloaded at the end of a migration and allows enterprises to prove the integrity of their data was fully preserved during the move from the original source system to Azure. IT professionals, legal teams, and compliance officers, as well as C-suite executives will have access to a report that details the integrity of their file data to guarantee it is complying with any regulatory requirements.

In addition to tracking chain of custody DobiMigrate and DobiProtect always execute a verification process against every single file system object copied to Azure. By verifying the individual copy operations DobiMigrate and DobiProtect will detect any corruption prior to logging a successful copy. Any failures due to verification are automatically re-copied.

Enhanced Protection

In a previous blog post, we discussed the importance of creating a “golden copy” of your mission-critical data in order to complement an existing business continuity plan. The golden copy can be kept in a bunker site in Microsoft Azure using DobiProtect, where it will be isolated from other recovery systems and safe in the event of a disruption such as a cyberattack or storage-platform related bug. This gives organizations the ability and flexibility to get back up and running as fast as possible.

How to Purchase DobiMigrate or DobiProtect for Your Organization to Use with Microsoft Azure

For organizations looking to migrate and/or protect their data using Microsoft Azure storage, please contact us at sales@datadobi.com