Box has unveiled a tool called Shuttle designed to make it easier for organisations to move data from on-premise systems to the cloud.
The tool is in beta at present, and general availability is expected by the autumn. The cost will depend on the size of the organisation and the amount of data being moved.
The Shuttle service comprises four key processes to help ease the migration of content.
The first involves planning and strategy for how the data will be moved, and Box will work with customers directly to understand the specifics of the migration.
The second involves looking at the data and working out what needs archiving, keeping live and purging, and determining the governance.
The third stage involves working out the policies and user permissions that data needs to be given to ensure the same security levels in the cloud.
Finally, customers are given complete insight into the data migration so that they can monitor the progress directly.
Box CEO Aaron Levie explained that Shuttle is key in helping older, more traditional businesses realise the benefits of cloud-based tools, chiefly improved collaboration and access to data.
"Moving off legacy systems, especially for enterprises with hundreds of terabytes of data, is a complex undertaking that often takes too much time and taxes resources,” he said.
“Box Shuttle makes the process faster, more secure and efficient. We aren’t just moving businesses to the cloud. We’re getting them there faster so they can focus on the collaboration and epic work that will drive their business.”
Because no self-respecting technology company can not be in the rocket business these days. https://t.co/mbtPFfuMc5— Aaron Levie (@levie) June 30, 2016
Box called on Greg Cannan, divisional information officer at Toyota USA, to underline this point and the benefits that Shuttle that can provide.
"Content migration is a huge pain for any large enterprise shifting to the cloud. The implications of Box Shuttle migrating content while making it smarter by applying metadata and retention policies has strong potential," he said.
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