Case Study:

GAA Ireland – A succesful Gsuite to Office 365 migration

Gsuite To Office 365 Migration

The customer

GAA Ireland – Irish International amateur Sporting and cultural organization

A transparent and succesful Gsuite to Office 365 migration

A complete solution
Cloudiway provides a full range of tools to ensure a smooth G Suite to Office 365 migration experience. Our platform can migrate Gmail and Vaults as well as attachments, calendars, contacts, folders, tasks, and permissions. Coupled with the Google Drive to OneDrive migration tool, Cloudiway platform is the first platform of the market able to perform a global GSuite to Office 365 migration.

Collaborative content
The Cloudiway migration platform migrates Google Drive data to OneDrive or a mix of OneDrive locations and SharePoint Online sites, plus Google Sites to SharePoint Online and Google Groups to Office 365 groups.

A trusted experience
Developing fast, secure and tailored cloud tools is an everyday challenge strengthening our know-how. Our migration solutions are designed for all types of businesses, straightforward and secure, the user-friendly toolset ensures fast and easy configuration to get your cloud migration started.

More than 300 France-based store

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The end customer operates an international network of more than 1,100 retail stores.

Through mergers and acquisitions, the company was looking to migrate from G Suite to Office 365, store by store, securely and transparently for users.

The need was to migrate a vast amounts of data, including Google Drive and Team Drives, and facilitate communication between store branches, and HQ during the migration. It was mandatory to permit users to coexist between Gsuite and Office 365 during the migration. 

Coexistence included Calendar FreeBusy Sharing and Address Book Synchronization.

Cloudiway aids in performing the migration from G Suite, with calendar and contact information in addition to mailbox data to Office 365.

Besides, Google Drives have been migrated to Microsoft SharePoint, including:

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

The project was complex as the migration needed to be set up for different stores and without interrupting business operations.

Answer the need for progressive migration

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With the help of Cloudiway migration and coexistence partner, the multinational’s cloud migration used a phased approach to minimize business disruption.

Migrations happened intermittently over 6 months, which was previously required since the migration concerned dozens of stores.

While most of the providers focus on shortening migration timelines, Cloudiway experts consider each project differently, allowing a progressive migration and final customers to perform the transition with no downtime or data loss.

cloudiway migration users files team drives

The Cloudiway Saas architecture enabled the provider to manage this project and migrate users, Google Drive, and Team Drives in multiple batches and during a considerable time.

Downtimes and data loss can have a significant impact on the business

Achieving a smooth migration with security and performance, with little to no impact on end-users, combined with the need to migrate store by store, is
a significant challenge.

Both teams worked together to establish long-term full interoperability between G Suite and Office 365. Allowing teams to work on G Suite and Office 365 until the final migration.

GSuite Team Drives migration


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