SharePoint, OneDrive migrations – Say Hello to New Cloudiway Platform ! You asked, We listened !

All good things must come to an end… and be replaced with something way better!

Customer satisfaction is always the number one priority for us. In 2018, we noticed slowness and service availability issues from Microsoft for OneDrive and SharePoint migrations with a performance degradation due to more throttling policies.

As a result, our customers and partners migration performance suffered significantly.

In response to these aggressive changes and to help alleviate any concerns that you may have had regarding migration speeds, our developers worked hard to switch to Microsoft Graph APIs for SharePoint and OneDrive products. The central benefit is the drastic performance gain compared to overcome limitations of CSOM massive lists of endpoints.

This new version is not inconsequential on projects with immediate effect on current customer configurations.

The configuration as it has been until now is no longer compatible with the technologies used, mainly as it requires Graph permissions.

We invite our customers to work closely with our agents from the support team to ensure a proper configuration of the Cloudiway platform.

Google Team Drive to Office 365 Groups Migration

Cloudiway migration platform is now supporting Google Team Drive to Office 365 groups migration!

Driving new users to Microsoft Office 365 is part of our know-how at Cloudiway and we are now proud to be able to migrate Google Team Drives to Office 365 Groups. You will find the new connector under “Group Migration”. The same automated process is applied to control over your data. Take advantage of our unlimited delta pass to sync your data during the migration and any data loss. Save time with the automatic conversion of Google docs to Office 365 format.

 

Remember that Office 365 groups are an improved version of the distribution lists or shared mailboxes. Remember that with Office 365 Groups you don’t need to assign permissions to all resources adding members to the group automatically grant them the permissions they need.

What is migrated during a Google Team Drive to Office 365 migration?

  • Documents
  • Spreadsheets
  • Slideshows
  • Permissions
  • Folders
  • Uploaded files (eg: .pdf, .jpg)
  • Convert Google docs to Office 365 format

If you’re looking to move to Office 365 from G Suite, you can contact our team to get some advice and best migration practices for free at sales@cloudiway.com or use the contact form

Cloudiway vs Microsoft FastTrack

Preparation and planning your migration strategy is the best way to make a successful move. Choosing the right migration tool is an essential step to get the job done. Depending on your scenario and requirements you may consider different solutions at various prices and with alternative technologies. In this article, we will compare Cloudiway migration platform and Microsoft FastTrack Center. The features highlighted below showcase what you get from the Cloudiway coexistence and migration platform. Our tools are totally based in the cloud and available from any web browser. The configuration is straightforward and the licenses offer all you need to perform a migration at no extra cost: no server or VM installation, no fees for data traffic…

Go to the comparison table Microsoft FastTrack vs Cloudiway.

How Cloudiway migration tool compares to Microsoft FastTrack?

1. Multiple Filters to make your own migration path

On the Cloudiway platform, you will find a tab called “Global Settings” with date range filtering, item filtering, convert email addresses and much more.

2. Migrate all the business workloads

The migration platform supports multiple workloads and migrations can be run concurrently using the same interface, user-friendly and ready to start.

3. Scalable and powerful servers

We are able to grant you the maximum power whatever your needs.  From a single virtual machine to thousands of computer resources, the migration platform is totally scalable.

4. Reports and dashboard

In the Dashboard section, you will get an overview of the situation of the migration. The key performance indicators can be extracted in a report in different formats csv, pdf… In the details tab, you can manage and monitor successes/errors. Info links are provided for each type of issue to help you troubleshoot and find an appropriate solution.

5. G Suite, Office 365, Exchange server coexistence

In addition to the migration tools, three coexistence features are available on the platform for G Suite, Exchange in Office 365 and On-Premises Exchange during stage migrations or long cutovers.

  • Free/busy to share calendars and availability between two tenants
  • Mail routing to avoid data loss and route emails to the right place
  • GALsync (Global address list synchronization) to simplify collaboration

6. Free support

With Cloudiway licenses you get live support for free via chat and email.  Consulting services can be added to your estimate for premium assistance.

7. Mail client agent for reconfiguring Outlook profiles

With Cloudiway, you can automatically reconfigure Outlook profiles in your destination tenant. A real time saver to make the transition effortless.

8. Google migration limitations and speed

The Cloudiway tool is capable of migrating more than the GSuite daily throttling limits of 2.5 GB per mailbox per day.

  • In average Cloudiway migrates 2,500 emails per hour per mailbox
  • 100 mailbox migrations in parallel per Microsoft service account

The Cloudiway migration speed according to these numbers is much higher than Microsoft FastTrack Center.

9. Move G Drive, OneDrive and SharePoint Online with no headache

Cloudiway migration tools are able to migrate drives and sites with no major throttling limitation issues. Microsoft FastTrack does not provide any option if you hit a throttling limit.

10. More than just a migration

Cloudiway provides managed migrations for Office 365 to remove the complexity during the migration and enjoy a simplified data move.

11. IT Partners can manage multiple migration projects at the same time

The Cloudiway migration account allows you to manage multiple projects from different customers at the same time and in a simple way.

Systems supported by Cloudiway that are not supported by Microsoft FastTrack Center

Don’t forget any items during your move

Google Vault: G Suite Vault data archive can be migrated.

Google Sites: Migrate Google Sites structure and data to SharePoint Online.

Google Labels: Labels are tags that you can apply in Gmail to emails to categorize messages the way you want them to be grouped. Most messaging systems use folders to store and categorize emails. During the migration from Google to another mail system, labels are converted to folders. Emails are stored in the folders corresponding to the labels. In Google, an email can have several labels and Cloudiway does not duplicate emails. If an email has several labels, the first one is kept. FastTrack has a different process and will keep all labels but will duplicate emails if multiple labels are applied to the same email. Read more about how Cloudiway migrate Google labels

Office 365 tenant: Cloudiway provides a complete toolset to migrate from Office 365 tenant to another (mailboxes, OneDrive, SharePoint Online, Office 365 groups). The process is very simple. In addition, you can keep the same email domain with no downtime, or change it.

G Suite to Office 365: Cloudiway has the most comprehensive toolset for migrating from G Suite to Office 365. The following is a non-exhaustive list of what is migrated by the Cloudiway tool.

Gmail

  • Emails
  • Contacts
  • Calendar
  • Labels
  • Delegations (not supported by MS FastTrack)
  • Tasks (not supported by MS FastTrack)
  • Archive data (not supported by MS FastTrack)
  • Encrypted emails (not supported by MS FastTrack)
  • Google Groups (not supported by MS FastTrack)
  • Resource mailboxes (not supported by MS FastTrack)

(G Drives, Google Sites data and architecture, Google Groups). Many other solutions are claiming to migrate Google sites to SharePoint sites but they are only moving the files from one system to another without considering the site structure.

Migration comparison table: Cloudiway vs. Microsoft FastTrack

Migration Tool
Microsoft FastTrack Center
Cloudiway
SourceIMAP
Migration
Cutover
Migration
Staged
Migration
CoexistenceIMAP
Migration
Migration
Cutover & Staged
Enterprise
Coexistence
Managed
Migration
Office 365----
Office Groups------
OneDrive------
SharePoint------
Exchange 2007-----
Exchange 2010----
Exchange 2013----
G Suite Gmail---
Google Drive----
Google Groups------
Google Sites------
File System------
Box-----
Dropbox------
Other email systems-----

Save Up To 70% On Your SharePoint Migration Tool

Let’s Migrate SharePoint Sites!

As you may know, moving SharePoint sites is not an easy task, depending on the site architecture and configuration, moving data to your new tenant can quickly become a nightmare. This is why getting the help of a migration tool is sometimes necessary to achieve a successful transition.

The question is: How to save up to 70% on your SharePoint Migration Tool?

Well, each migration tool has an associated set of costs and compatibilities to consider, and usually, when it comes to SharePoint, things start to become pricey.

Here’s where Cloudiway can help, in making a significant cost reduction to migrate SharePoint sites for your customers.

Cloudiway’s platform provides a professional tool to audit and migrate SharePoint sites. The complete set of features is designed to remove complexity and offers great performance. The configuration is easy and can be done from any web browser, no server installation is required and the technical support is free. We know that troubleshooting is time-consuming this is why during your migration, you’re not left alone, a live chat is at your disposal in the graphical interface to ask questions or to get some help.

Cost efficiency

We measured in average 70%* of cost saving compared to other solutions. The annual subscription for $999 is a great value to deal with small projects and migrate up to 20 site collections per project. It’s an immediate impact on your profitability and business. No need to spend thousands of dollars to make a smart move! (*Insights from over 100 IT partners)

What can be Migrated?

The systems:

  • SharePoint 2013/2016
  • SharePoint Online
  • SharePoint On-Premises

The items:

Complete migration of wikis, blogs, discussions, memberships, note board, photos, recent activities, metadata-driven, top navigation & quick launch bars, permissions, the structure of the site, Sharepoint libraries and much more!

Contact us to learn more!

Office 365 Groups Migration

Ready-Set-Migrate!

Do you agree? It shouldn’t require so many different tools to migrate between Office 365 tenants. Involving three or more parties is time consuming and not always very easy to manage.

We are proud to release the Office 365 groups migration tool and it’s now available on Cloudiway coexistence and migration platform!

 

 

A useful tool to save time and make the most out of your Office 365 migration. Move Office 365 Groups from one tenant to another easily with a fully automated process.

Here’s where it gets good: you can choose to migrate to another unified group or to a shared mailbox.

Migrate to a unified O365 group:
Migrate easily from one Office 365 groups to another with just a few clicks. Save time and enjoy your new tenant architecture.

  • Conversations (emails, inbox only)
  • Documents
  • Calendar entries
  • Permissions (Owners and members, within the pre-processing task)
  • Notebook (next version)
  • Site (Pages and Site contents: next version)
  • Planner (next version)

Migrate to a shared mailbox:
Migrating to a shared mailbox is a possible option to keep your data and make clean archives.

  • Conversations (emails, inbox only)
  • Calendar entries
  • Permissions within the creation of a mail-enabled security group

Read this article to know more about the pre-processing tasks: https://kb.cloudiway.com/group-migration-pre-processing/

Our interface provides a complete toolset to manage Office 365 – Tenant to Tenant migration. We hope you will enjoy the new tool we have introduced, and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or suggestions.

Office 365 Migration Partner Program

At Cloudiway partners are welcome! Let’s team up for more efficiency

After launching a welcome offer for new partners, Cloudiway is now strengthening its partner-centric position with sales and marketing commitments. The goal is clear: to build long-term business relationships with upcoming partners and to offer more resources for better collaboration.

 

 

 

Why should I partner with Cloudiway?

In a fast-growing market, Cloudiway has already joined many alliances in Europe and internationally with IT integrators and digital services companies looking for a complete cloud migration solution to respond effectively to their customers. Cloudiway partner program has been created in order to deliver a complete collaboration in sales, marketing, pre-sales and technical support.

Here’s where it gets good:

Melanie Douglas, Partner Manager at Cloudiway says, “Offering a complete suite of powerful solutions is good but not enough. We want to help our partners to increase their know-how about migration and carry out more opportunities. Cloudiway migration platform allows partners to manage each migration project with ease in just a few clicks. A perfect match for IT professionals who want to enter a market segment that promises double-digit growth in the next five years”.

Don’t miss out:

Here is a reminder of what you get with the Cloudiway partner program: cost-efficient pricing, direct point of contact, specialized training, access to a network of opportunities, marketing cooperation for lead generation, communication actions, help from technical consultants and support by phone.

If you want to start providing IT services for Office 365 migration or any other scenario please contact us 

Coexistence and migration of messaging systems following company mergers or acquisitions

During the past few years, the competitive climate has increased the number of companies merging or acquiring new businesses. This has affected companies, small and large, from all sectors and has important repercussions on each business’s information technology infrastructures. Today, beyond the human resources aspect of a merger or acquisition, IT resource management is at the center of all business models. Data is the new oil.

IT restructuring has the potential, if not managed correctly, to generate important losses in revenue and business opportunities. Therefore, the major challenge is to manage a global data migration without impacting operational activities.

This key factor is often forgotten. Success is largely dependent upon including the management of IT resources in the early stages of a merger or acquisition project. This is especially important for large companies where the number of employees and the multiplicity of environments increases technical complexity.

It is of special importance to maintain operations between different messaging systems after a merger. A solution of coexistence between each environment will have to be set up to avoid business downtime during data migrations.

For example, employees of two different entities using different mail systems should be able to:

-Search for calendar availability, Free/busy
-Receive and send emails during migration, (coexistence between environments sharing the same messaging domain name);
-Automatically create shared contacts
-Maintain and update contacts and address books in both environments.

These examples highlight how useful coexistence solutions are for end users to keep up with business.

Operating a merger or an acquisition requires a deep understanding of computing and information systems.

Read more about how we create a smooth transition during a company merger with our partner Silversands.

Cloudiway provides innovative solutions for efficient data migrations. A smart ally to master each transition. Managing data is strategic as it is vital to be able to ensure productivity and best business performance.

Author: Sacha Blaise, Marketing Manager