What is a data migration?

A data migration usually describes the selection, extraction and transformation of data to enable it to be moved from one IT system to another. Traditionally these may have been undertaken during a system upgrade or a migration to a completely new software platform.

Increasingly, however, migrations are performed to move data away from on-premises application servers into a cloud application platform.

With many vendors fully aware of the difficulties surrounding a cloud data migration, tools, guides and support may be provided to try to make the process as smooth as possible, but it is often the case that businesses need someone experienced on the ground who is able to understand the process, perform the data extractions, manipulations and data loads, and work with remote support technicians to iron out potential issues which may arise.

Devon Digital Services are able to bring hands-on data migration experience in many business systems including Microsoft SharePoint, Enterprise Project Server, Atlassian Jira and Confluence, Bugzilla and a myriad of cloud filesharing solutions.