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 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. With Cloudiway SaaS, you have absolute control over when the migration is started, you can decide the day, pause the migration, etc.
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 tables Microsoft FastTrack vs Cloudiway.
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. Google Workspace, Microsoft 365, Exchange server coexistence
In addition to the migration tools, two coexistence features are available on the platform for Google Workspace (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
- GALsync (Global address list synchronization) to simplify collaboration
- Mail Routing / Mail Forwarders
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. Google migration limitations and speed
The Cloudiway tool is capable of migrating more than the Google Workspace daily throttling limits. The Cloudiway migration speed is much higher than Microsoft FastTrack Center.
Google Workspace (G Suite) To Microsoft 365: What Is Migrated And What Are The Limitations?
8. More than just a migration
Cloudiway provides managed migrations for Microsoft 365 to remove the complexity during the migration and enjoy a simplified data move.
9. 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.
Don’t forget any items during your move
Google Vault: Google Workspace Vault data archive can be migrated.
Google Sites: Migrate Google Sites structure and data to SharePoint Online.
NEW 2021 : Cloudiway now migrates Google Classic and Modern (New) Sites to Microsoft 365 (SharePoint / Microsoft Teams). Learn more.
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.
Microsoft 365 tenant: Cloudiway provides a complete toolset to migrate from Microsoft 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.
Google Workspace to Microsoft 365: Cloudiway has the most comprehensive toolset for migrating from Google Workspace to Microsoft 365. The following is a non-exhaustive list of what is migrated by the Cloudiway tool.
- 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)
- Google Drive, 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.
|Gmail, Contacts, Calendar…||FastTrack||Cloudiway|
|Mailbox contacts (a maximum of 3 email addresses per contact are migrated)|
|Shared calendars, cloud attachments|
|Google Drive, Sites…||FastTrack||Cloudiway|
|Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides (files are converted to the equivalent Office format), including those over 10 MB|
|File and folder structure|
|User-level folder permissions|
|Group-level folder permissions|
|Files under 15 GB|
|Basic document and folder metadata: created date, modified date, created by, last modified by|
|Shared drives (folders and files)|
|Shared content owned by the Google Drive account being migrated|
|User-level file permissions|
|Group-level file permissions|
|Shared Drive membership permissions (Note: Use Google Drive Admin reports to identify shared drive memberships. Instruct end users to configure these membership settings on the target before migration.)|