Mimecast acquires data migration startup Simply Migrate
Mimecast has acquired Simply Migrate Ltd, an innovative provider of archive data migration technology. With this acquisition, Mimecast expands its migration services with a rich portfolio of connectors, combined with a deeper experience in helping organisations get out of the business of managing expensive, unreliable legacy archives so they can move to a next-generation data protection strategy in the Mimecast cloud. This helps enable them to reduce costs, safeguard its intellectual property, preserve institutional memory, accelerate e-discovery and achieve compliance.
The cost and complexity of legacy data migration is one of the leading obstacles preventing enterprises from moving to modern cloud-based archiving solutions such as Mimecast. The acquisition will offer customers and prospects a faster, less expensive and more reliable path to the Mimecast cloud.
“Legacy archiving systems are outdated and unable to handle growth and ever-changing demands of a modern enterprise,” said Peter Bauer, chief executive officer at Mimecast.
“Many organisations struggle with the ballooning email storage volumes alongside other unstructured data types, coupled with the cost and management burdens of storing it on-premises.
“The technology Simply Migrate offers is engineered to provide end-to-end migration into the Mimecast Cloud Archive, helping to cut costs and operational complexity while achieving a superior result with more flexible access to data, case management and supervision.”