Migration Tools

Migration Tools Overview

Migration tools help plan, manage, and execute the transfer or upgrading of IT resources: files, databases, applications, operating systems, websites, storage, physical and virtual servers, networks, and data centers. These migration tools enable the updating of IT assets to new platforms and products.

Migration tools can be broken down into the following overlapping categories.

Cloud migration tools migrate IT resources from on-premises to the cloud or between clouds.
These tools support three types of migrations: Physical to Cloud (P2C), Virtual to Cloud (V2C), and Cloud to Cloud (C2C). The tools help transform applications into SaaS (software as a service). Cloud Migration Services use these tools as part of providing the expertise to plan, manage and implement cloud migrations on the behalf of their clients.

Data migration tools migrate files and databases to new or upgraded servers, platforms, or products. These tools are also used to support cloud migrations and disaster recovery.

Application migration tools support the migration of ERP systems, content management systems, office suites, productivity and collaboration tools, email clients, shopping carts, and help desks to new vendor products. They include tools that convert applications into services.

Data center migration tools migrate operating systems, storage, servers, firewalls, and networks. These support three types of migrations: Physical to Physical (P2P), Physical to Virtual (P2V), and Virtual to Virtual (V2V)

Migration tools are used by migration architects, database architects, IT teams, cloud service providers, and business owners.

Migration Products

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Carbonite Availability (formerly DoubleTake)

Carbonite acquired Double-Take, a data replication and disaster recovery option, in early 2017. The technology now powers Carbonite Availability, the now Carbonite supported high availability and data replication product.

IBM Lift

IBM Lift is a tool provided to migrate on-premise databases to IBM Cloud.

LitExtension

About LitExtensionShopping cart migration service provider. Migrate data from a store to the desired shopping cart automatically with 3 steps.Data users can import: ProductsCategoriesManufacturersCustomersOrdersCouponsReviewsEtcFeatures 100% Uptime and Migration AssuranceDuring the…

FortiConverter

The FortiConverter firewall configuration migration tool is primarily for third-party firewall configuration migration to FortiOS—for routing, firewall, NAT, and VPN policies and objects.

Citrix AppDNA (discontinued)

Citrix's AppDNA is application migration software, that has been discontinued.

Quest Migration Manager

Quest offers Migration Manager, replacing Dell's former ChangeBASE migration software, a suite of application tools supporting Microsoft application and legacy system migration.

VirtaMove (formerly AppZero)

VirtaMove (formerly AppZero), offers the eponymous VirtaMove Migration Intelligence Suite allowing the user to move legacy apps to modern, secure servers.

Rocket Tape/Copy

Rocket Software in Waltham, Massachusetts offers Rocket Tape/Copy, a data migration solution.

Flexera AdminStudio

Chicago-based Flexera Software offers AdminStudio, a suite of application tools for migration and deployment.

IQCloud

IQCloud is a service and infrastructural discovery and dependency mapping solution from iQuate in South Dublin, designed to support migration or hybrid cloud management.

Advanced Application Analyser

Advanced's Application Analyser is designed to enable IT managers to manage, maintain or modernise your application portfolio more efficiently.

LeapLogic

Impetus in Los Gatos offers the LeapLogic data warehouse modernization service, for data migration with optimized migration, automated legacy code translation, and automated validation framework.

Commvault Orchestrate

Commvault Orchestrate is end-to-end data syncing for faster disaster recovery, dev/test operations and workload migration.

StoneFly Migrate

StoneFly migrate is presented by the vendor as a light-weight easy-to-use migration tool that supports CIFS and NFS data migration over Local Area Network (LAN) or Wide Area Network (WAN). The software offers additional services like real-time replication jobs and setup redundancy,…

CONNX

CONNX, from Software AG (acquired in 2016), is a mainframe integration solution that allows users to access and integrate mainframe data, relational data, and cloud data wherever it resides and however it is structured, without altering core systems.

Advanced Application Modernisation

Advanced provides automated tools, combined with specialist skills in understanding and transforming mainframe, OpenVMS and VME environments, as well as third and fourth generation languages and non-relational databases. The vendor states their approach has been developed over our…

Citus Migration

Citus Migration Suite from FPT Software is a toolset designed to assist clients in quick & efficient data migration from Lotus Notes databases to other platfroms including SharePoint Online, Salesforce, SAP, SQL Database, Oracle Database. Citus Migration Suite also support migrates…

CloneManager

CloneManager® creates identical copies of critical systems that can be used instantly in the event of a disaster. The live system is replicated to any supported physical, virtual or cloud environment and there is no need to rebuild servers or find and re-load software updates to…

Quadrotech Archive Shuttle

Quadrotech Archive Shuttle is precision email archive migration software, built to quickly and securely migrate data to Office 365 or other archiving systems. Quadrotech is a Quest Software company (acquired November 2011).

PlateSpin Migrate

PlateSpin Migrate, now from Micro Focus after its merger with Attachmate, supports data center transformation across cloud, virtual and physical environments.

Iron Mountain Data Restoration and Migration Services

Iron Mountain Data Restoration and Migration Services is a fully managed solution designed to support the specific needs of a business's digital transformation agenda bridging the gap between physical and digital. It provides access to backup tape and other storage media-based information…

Iron Cloud Data Protection, powered by Carbonite

Iron Cloud Data Protection, powered by Carbonite backup solutions, aims to help businesses deploy the right form of protection for each type of data across an organization's information ecosystem, enabling users to meet a wide range of recovery objectives.

Transvault Migrator

Transvault Migrator is presented as a compliant way to migrate enterprise email archives. With a solution for virtually all existing proprietary archive platforms, services and appliances, both on-premises and in the Cloud, including Microsoft 365. With a focus on performance, security…

Trusted Data Solutions (TDS)

Trusted Data Solutions (TDS) headquartered in New York offers tape restoration, backup and migration of voice data, and email archive migration, and data restoration services to support compliance initiatives.

SubGit

SubGit is a solution for SVN to GIT migration. SubGit is installed on a Git server. It detects the settings of remote SVN repository, downloads SVN revisions and converts them to Git commits.SubGit keeps both repositories in sync. Each time any user pushes a new commit to Git, SubGit…

Learn More About Migration Tools

What are Migration Tools?

Migration tools help plan, manage, and execute the transfer or upgrading of IT resources: files, databases, applications, operating systems, websites, storage, physical and virtual servers, networks, and data centers. These migration tools enable the updating of IT assets to new platforms and products.

Migration tools can be broken down into the following overlapping categories.

Cloud migration tools migrate IT resources from on-premises to the cloud or between clouds.
These tools support three types of migrations: Physical to Cloud (P2C), Virtual to Cloud (V2C), and Cloud to Cloud (C2C). The tools help transform applications into SaaS (software as a service). Cloud Migration Services use these tools as part of providing the expertise to plan, manage and implement cloud migrations on the behalf of their clients.

Data migration tools migrate files and databases to new or upgraded servers, platforms, or products. These tools are also used to support cloud migrations and disaster recovery.

Application migration tools support the migration of ERP systems, content management systems, office suites, productivity and collaboration tools, email clients, shopping carts, and help desks to new vendor products. They include tools that convert applications into services.

Data center migration tools migrate operating systems, storage, servers, firewalls, and networks. These support three types of migrations: Physical to Physical (P2P), Physical to Virtual (P2V), and Virtual to Virtual (V2V)

Migration tools are used by migration architects, database architects, IT teams, cloud service providers, and business owners.

Migration Tools Features

Migration tools will include many of these features

  • Migration assessment and planning
  • Migration management, execution, and tracking
  • Quality control, testing tools, and data validation
  • Migration error handling and reporting
  • Data security and privacy controls
  • Backups
  • Licensing validation
  • Analytics, dashboards, and reporting

Migration Tools Comparison

Consider the following when purchasing migration tools.

Planning: The technical details of a migration plan will be dependent on the resources being migrated and the migration tool(s) selected, however, having a clear migration strategy and defined goals will help you evaluate your choices. Migration assessment and planning tools are available, helping to provide an understanding of the potential costs and impacts of a migration. These can be especially valuable for large-scale migrations to the cloud.

Cost: Investigate whether your new vendor or platform will provide free migration tools or support to facilitate the transition, as vendors often offer these services as an incentive to move to their products. Note the cost of any needed migration tools is insignificant when compared to all the costs associated with migration activities.

Migration Service Providers: Migration service providers will remove much of the burden of undertaking IT migrations. These providers are an attractive alternative for enterprises that undertake large migrations, such as migrating from on-premises installations to the cloud or migrating complex mission-critical systems such as ERP. Cloud Migration Services specialize in moving on-premises IT to the cloud.

Pricing Information

Vendors often provide free tools to support migration to their products and services. Depending on the migration tool, prices range from $20 to a couple of hundred dollars per month or per license. Migration services will provide a custom quote based on your migration requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do migration tools do?

Migration tools manage and facilitate the modernization of an organization’s IT infrastructure and resources. They support the migration of files, databases, applications, operating systems, websites, storage, physical and virtual servers, networks, and data centers to new or upgraded platforms and products.

What are the benefits of using migration tools?

Migration tools enable upgrading your IT infrastructure and resources to take advantage of new opportunities, expand capacity, optimize business operations, support mergers and acquisitions, respond to competitive threats, and implement more cost-effective solutions. These tools accelerate innovation and contribute to an organization’s agility and responsiveness.

By managing, automating, and monitoring IT migrations, migration tools reduce costs, shorten downtime, expedite delivery timeframes, and minimize data loss and errors.

How much do migration tools cost?

Vendors often provide free tools to support migration to their products and services. Depending on the migration tool, prices range from $20 to a couple of hundred dollars per month or per license. Migration services will provide a custom quote based on your migration requirements.