Cloudiway vs Microsoft FastTrack

06 | 7 | 2018

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.


  • 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
Cutover & Staged
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Exchange 2007-----
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G Suite Gmail---
Google Drive----
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