Today’s enterprises need the modern deployment capabilities, hyper-scale and agility of the cloud and yet remain concerned about the complexity, effort and cost of migration. According to Gartner*,“by 2022, cloud shift across key enterprise IT markets will increase to 28% (up from 19% in 2018)."
Alfresco CEO Bernadette Nixon noted: “We are already seeing increased demand today from enterprises and government agencies, who want to move off legacy systems and migrate to the Cloud. However, they find a basic ‘lift and shift’ strategy moving their ECM platform to the cloud can be ineffective and risky. In fact, they seek an approach that provides both an uninterrupted service and de-risks the overall migration. Although there is no such thing as ‘a push button migration’, they do want a programmed approach that kick-starts their migration and enables them to continue the migration at their own pace – while enjoying the benefits of a modern, cloud-native platform.”
The new Alfresco Migration Service provides a step-by-step approach over a 5-week period comprising three key components:
Nixon continued: “Typical migrations can incorporate billions of documents that are stored across a multitude of repositories, databases and file stores. However, migration projects do not have to be ‘big bang’ endeavors, we believe a well-managed process based on best practices and industry experience over a clearly-defined period of time and at a fixed price is simply a better way. This approach ensures our customers have the necessary tools, skills and support to achieve a successful migration to the cloud.”
The Alfresco Migration Service enables enterprises to migrate billions of documents from legacy storage repositories (e.g., Documentum, DocuWare, Google Drive, Hadoop, IBM Content Manager, IBM FileNet, OpenText, Microsoft SharePoint and others) to Alfresco’s cloud-native Digital Business Platform, where it can be made more visible, actionable and valuable.
Nixon added: “Once they move to a modern content platform, enterprises and government agencies will gain the agility and innovation of cloud-native capabilities like containerization, microservices, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) that will enable them to ramp up their digital operations and gain a competitive advantage.”