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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Astera Centerprise

Centerprise Data Integrator is an integration platform that includes tools for data integration, data transformation, data quality, and data profiling.

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Carbonite Availability

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.

Flyway

Flyway is an open-source database migration tool.

IBM Lift

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

Iron Cloud Data Protection

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.

AWS Database Migration Service

AWS Database Migration Service helps users migrate databases to AWS. The source database remains fully operational during the migration to minimize downtime to applications that rely on the database. The vendor states that AWS Database Migration Service can migrate data to and from…

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…

Komprise

Komprise is the database development and management solution from the company of the same name in Campbell, California.

Citrix AppDNA (discontinued)

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

VirtaMove

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

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.

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…

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.

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.

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,…

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…

Tencent Data Transmission Service

Tencent's Data Transmission Service is a database-orientated data migration, cross-instance data synchronization and incremental data update subscription service. It provides database-oriented data migration, synchronization and subscription services and supports cross-instance continuous…

Dockit Migrator

Migrate content repositories from File Shares, older versions of SharePoint, legacy Document Management systems and other third-party Content repository solutions. Vyapin’s enterprise-grade migration tool for SharePoint and Office 365 faciliates SharePoint migration.

Huawei Cloud Data Express Service

Data Express Service (DES) provides physical devices to make it easier to migrate terabytes, or even petabytes of data to Huawei Cloud, according to the vendor inexpensively and much faster than would be possible over a network connection. DES is presented as ideal for transferring…

ProfProjects

ProfProjects is a Data Migration Service provider founded in 2009, featuring Shop to WooCommerce professional migration services, boasting having migrated from/to 800 different CMS, Forum and eCommerce Platforms.

Mobilize.net

Mobilize.net, headquartered in Bellevue, WA, offers a suite of legacy database and application migration and modernization solutions.

CloudFrame

The CloudFrame software engine, in execution mode, enables corporations to shift Legacy workload (COBOL, DB2, VSAM and CICS based) execution to a JVM on the Cloud or on the mainframe itself without disruption to the existing business processes and data.

Flosum

Flosum is a platform for secure Salesforce DevOps, data backup, restore, archival and seeding, from the company of the same name headquartered in Newark, California. It is an enterprise continuous integration delivery and Release Management Solution for Salesforce, right out of the…

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.

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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.

What are the best migration tools?

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.