Terabytes of data with permissions and transfer of ownership migrated intuitively using an unified data management software

For a leading IT services and consulting company

Business Need

Business Need

  • Mitigate challenges that arise during Partial acquisition of a company
  • Need for a point solution for complex Data Migration
  • Create a standardized solution to mitigate a ‘no trust’ AD scenario
  • Ablility to migrate data intuitively (with permissions and transfer of ownership)
Challenges Faced

Challenges Faced

  • Lack of structured approach to migrate data
    • Lack of planning prior to data migration
    • Tight project deadline
    • Lack of knowledge about transferring ownership following a migration
    • Data was moved using a free tool with permissions or ownership information of the parent AD (active directory)
    • The free tool was not able to transfer the ownership
    • The client had a number of such use cases in the pipeline
  • Risk of losing the credibility and business due to the inability to transform the data at the destination
Solution Offered

Solution Offered

Leverage Data Dynamic’s Unified Unstructured Data Management Software to:

  • Migrate the existing data to a local share at the destination as data movement is a key step to achieving transformation
  • As part of this process, provide the input of all the SIDs that need to be transformed into a set of separate SIDs for the destination AD
  • Ensure seamless inline SID translation along with data migration.
  • Create a standard solution that could be replicated to every customer to address a number of such use cases.
    Business Impact

    Business Impact

    Process Improvement

    • Provide a unified data management software for related use cases
    • Eliminate all risks associated with different point solutions or free tools
    • Established a forward-looking mindset that will assist the team in planning ahead

    Cost Savings

    • Automated migration and SID translation saved countless man-hours and manpower
    • Penalties for project delays were avoided with a fast and reliable solution