Lync Migration Featured Article
September 12, 2014
UC Migration Provider Enhances Services with New Approach to Data Transfer
By Casey Houser
An established unified communications company that provides collaboration services announced this week that it has upgraded its migration solution to support communications migration projects.
VOSS (News - Alert) Solutions says it has transformed the traditional manner in which businesses provide communications migration within its UC Migration Solution product. It builds upon the extract, transform, and load technology (ETL) and has used that as its base to create, discover, extract, transform, validate, and load approach (DETVL). The original ETC process was developed and tested within the world of big data, and VOSS has changed it to conform to its needs and provide more advanced and efficient data migration. Rob Moore, vice president of global services at VOSS, spoke in his company's announcement about the various capabilities the UC Migration Solution provides.
"We're excited about this evolution to our migration capabilities, as it solves a problem that all of our customers face at some stage in the lifecycle of their UC environment," Moore said. "[UC Migration Solution] supports multiple migration scenarios, such as TDM PBX (News - Alert) to IP-PBX, TDM PBX to UC, IP-PBX to UC, or UC to UC. And, it also supports the widest range of legacy vendor technologies, covering: Cisco, Avaya, Nortel, Alcatel, Siemens (News - Alert), Ericsson, NEC, Mitel, Lync, etc."
The company further explains the intricacies of each step in the DETVL process. First, data is discovered through the analysis of user systems to provide a data audit that informs how it can be extracted and transformed. From there, user, device, and settings data is extracted, automatically cleaned, and normalized. After that, the data is transformed using "advanced business logic to configure rich UC services on a fully customized basis."
Data is then validated before it is loaded in the new system. Data must be authenticated before it is ready for transport and future use. Lastly, batch-based loading takes place and businesses are ready to begin using their new systems. VOSS Solutions says its product allows businesses to make a clean transition from one system to another in a manner that is timely, effective, and cost-effective. VOSS points to a prominent bank in Australia, an industrial corporation in the U.S., several U.K.-based and U.S.-based financial institutions, and telecommunications companies across the globe that have used the UC Migration Solution with success.
Edited by Maurice Nagle