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The Tortoise and the Hare – Combining the Best of Both

Dec 11, 2014 by Orlaith Palmer

It was interesting to see MigrationForensics recently write about the “Tortoise and the Hare” in regards to how projects are about more than just simple performance or duration of the production phase. In fact, we believe our approach embodies the best aspects of both the tortoise and the hare.

When we first designed, we were heavily focused on reducing the infrastructure impact and burden for customer migration projects. This provides us with the capability for QUADROtech and our partners to deliver proof of concepts and overall projects far faster than our competitors. Considering we also deliver most of the large archive migration projects in the industry (280TB single technology our largest, and currently performing another 7 over 100TB right now), migration performance (in terms of items/second) is also critical to us.

Our TimeToFirstItem (TTFI) and TTPC (as MigrationForensics calls it) is the fastest on the market thanks to Very simply, we require hardly any (if any at all) hardware deployment. Our strategy towards projects utilizing is to eliminate the need for any infrastructure deployment in the Pre-Config phase and significantly reduce planning time with our simple to use interface in the cloud.


The agent is installed on the Source and Target Environment and connects to our cloud, which contains the SQL Server, core component, and everything else that is needed to run the migration. The best part is that we don’t need to keep any messages or data in our datacenter. It all migrates directly from the agent to the target, keeping data safe, secure and inside your company at all times.

Just last week, from the point we were engaged by a customer (before infrastructure deployment, planning etc.), we were able to perform TTFI in just 2 hours and Pilot Complete in 24.

We are confident we can optimize this performance even more!