Webinar Recording: With SaaS, are you heading for a vendor lock-in?

81% organizations are opting for SaaS solutions to drive their critical but non-core email and collaboration workloads & gain from SLA backed guarantees.

With SaaS, you sign up and consume services from the service providers “cloud” and also store your data in the service providers infrastructure. Typically with SaaS, you will have Zero hardware and no data within your premises. There are multiple strong benefits of SaaS for businesses of any size.

While SaaS solutions promote security, reliability and performance, you may be wondering what happens to your data if and when you decide to exit the service and how do you decide on the right SaaS solution.

In this 30 minute webinar our expert speaker discussed:

  • Top benefits of SaaS
  • Designing a Data exit strategy from a SaaS environment
  • 4 other critical considerations before you sign a SaaS contract.
  • Unlimited Q & A

Questions asked during the webinar

  • What format can data be extracted in, from Vaultastic?
    You can extract data in either EML or PST format from the Vaultastic system.
  • If we are using Vaultastic, can the individual users within an organisation extract their data? What steps can be taken to prevent this?
    Vaultastic, gives the admin the option to provide users with a self service portal to give access to the users to their own archive emails and export them. This option to export is a switch, which can switch it on or off. Even if users are allowed self service portal access, there is an audit trail which tracks all the actions by all the users, including type of data exported, date and size of data exported etc.
  • How much time will it take to move 20 TB of data? What about the break of network connectivity during data transfer over the network? and how many PST or EML files would it be extracted into?
    There are two ways to extract data. One is over the internet, which is quite impractical for 20 TB, as it could take, days, weeks or even months. Ideally the internet should be used for data transfer that will not take more than a week, which also depends on the last mile connectivity. If the data transfer breaks, it will resume automatically.

    We suggest that you go for a physical means so what we would do is take this data for you, convert it to PST and EML files, put it on the Amazon Snowball and ship it to you. The number of PST files it is extracted into would depend on how many users are present.

  • What is a Snowball?
    Snowball is a physical device from Amazon. If you want your data, we will copy the data for you on the AWS DC and that will be shipped to you by courier by Amazon into your DC. You will be given some time to copy this data and then return the Snowball to Amazon.
  • How much data can the Snowball carry?
    The Snowball can carry up to 80 Terrabytes of data. If it is to exceed that, then we may have to ship you two Snowballs.
  • What if the size is beyond 80 TB which the snowball supports?
    In the US, Amazon has a device called the Snow Mobile, which is physical truck that comes and parks outside your DC, with a 1Km long cable, that can connect to your systems. Outside of the US, we would have to split the transfer into multiple parts.
  • What extra charges would I incur for extraction of data?
    You would have to pay for the Snowball rental as well as a S3 bucket in your own AWS account which in the intermediate state will contain the extracted data.

    If you are using the internet, then you will have to pay for whatever last mile charges you incur.

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