MigrationWiz Partner Guide: Where does my data go?

As a MigrationWiz Partner, your customers have most likely asked you: Where does my data go?  On the surface, the answer is relatively simply: it travels to the destination you select.  However, migrating data is surprisingly like taking a flight from Seattle to Australia – there’s always a layover in there somewhere.

First, let’s be clear on the multiple types of data involved in a migration.  One type is “configuration data” or the data needed to connect to the source data system, such as credentials and access points.  The other type of data is “migration information” or the content and metadata of the data to be migrated (such as mailbox address book information), migration settings (such as folder mapping and date filters), and the contents of a mailbox.

Taxi to the Airport – Configuring MigrationWiz to Connect to the Source Data System

With the beginning of any trip comes the trip to the airport itself.  For data migration, this can be characterized as inputting your credentials and configuration information.  When a user inputs this information, BitTitan uses AES 256-bit encryption with appropriate ISO padding.  So, instead of taking a cab to the airport, with BitTitan you’re essentially taking a militarized tank. The credentials cannot be retrieved or seen and are immediately purged from the system once you’ve delete the corresponding configuration.

First Segment to Layover – Connecting the Source Data System to Computing Resources

Once you have arrived at the airport, it’s time to take off.  For data migration, this means connecting your source data system to BitTitan’s data processing infrastructure.  BitTitan utilizes a proprietary technology to select the best data center for your migration, taking into account geographical location of the source and destination, firewalls, potential throttling issues, and other factors that affect clean and seamless migrations. However, just like booking a flight on Expedia, BitTitan enables users to select a variety of datacenters based on geographical location preference for your “migration layover.”

Second Segment to Destination – Processing and Sending Data to the Destination

The data is processed using the computing resources of the selected or default datacenter and begins to flow into the destination data system, wherever in the world that may be (excluding embargoed countries). ​

Unlike a flight to Australia, however, migrating with MigrationWiz takes a lot less time and all of our customers ride first class!