WANdisco Launches Rapid Data Migration Tool
LiveMigrator uses non-blocking technology, designed to seamlessly migrate petabyte-scale data in one pass from the data center to the cloud while keeping the business running. The single-pass approach reduces the risk and lengthy process – often months – associated with common data migration approaches that require multiple passes to move data from on-premises to cloud, the company said.
“WANdisco LiveMigrator resolves a problem that has vexed the IT industry for years — how do you move petabyte scale data to the cloud without stopping your business?” said David Richards, CEO and co-founder at WANdisco. “Innovation has been hamstrung by data-migration obstacles to the cloud. As more enterprises can more quickly harness the power of cloud computing, my hope is that a flourishing environment will foster the development of artificial intelligence, IoT and robotic process automation.”
LiveMigrator’s automated process enables enterprises’ on-premises data to be consistent with migrated, cloud-based data, forming a hybrid cloud. Data stays coordinated and secure using WANdisco’s patented Fusion technology while enabling enterprises to comply with strict availability and performance service-level agreements. Enterprises can next transition to a multicloud data environment to enable the benefits of different clouds’ unique or best-performing services for specific objectives.
Fusion is the vendor’s enterprise-class software platform for keeping data consistent in a distributed environment — on-premises, hybrid cloud, multiregion and multicloud. Fusion is powered by WANdisco’s patented, high-performance consensus technology called DconE, that allows data to move without blocking an application’s ability to read and write to the file system. LiveMigrator doesn’t require changes to the dependent application interface nor impede performance, while scaling to petabytes of data seamlessly. Applications can still access, ingest and update the data throughout the migration process.
WANdisco outlines three stages of data movement to the cloud: non-blocking movement; active-active hybrid cloud to enable porting of applications; and multicloud, a strategy for optimized use of cloud based on a company’s unique objectives, without long-term lock-in.
Earlier this year, the company announced the general availability of LiveData for Multicloud. Fueled by Fusion, the LiveData platform aims to simplify data migration to the cloud without risking operations in a heterogeneous architecture.
That announcement solidified the company’s strategy to mixed hybrid cloud environments.