With the help of SkySync, Indiana University migrated nearly 3 PB and 140,000 users to Microsoft Office 365.
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Office 365 migrations made easy
- SkySync is a Microsoft Gold Partner, as well as a Preferred Partner of the Microsoft Content Services Program
- Analyze and predict results of your Office 365 migration before moving files. End-to-end auditing and reporting.
- Identify friction points between Office 365 and any other on-premises or cloud storage platform
- Gain deep and valuable insight into content volumes and attributes including last accessed dates, file type, age, permissions and physical storage location
- Learn important file-sharing behaviors such as which files have been shared internally and/or externally and how often
- Automatically map metadata, permissions and user accounts to Office 365
- Move millions of files to Office 365 from Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, SharePoint, Network File Systems and other on-premises platforms
- Seamless and secure, with no impact to users or business operations
Indiana University Migrates Box to Office 365
Our migration with SkySync has cost considerably less than our original cloud storage subscription.
Many organizations that already own Microsoft Office 365 are looking to eliminate redundant cloud storage repositories and reduce costs by consolidating their content from third-party solutions like Box to take advantage of the built-in storage and collaboration solutions already included in their Office 365 licenses. SkySync can easily address some of the most pressing challenges while migrating files from Box to OneDrive.
Analyzing content before migrating
Manual migration methods provide no way to scan your existing content to identify any large data islands, flag remediation issues, or obtain insight into permissions and collaboration information. It’s imperative to understand your data to plan for a successful Box to OneDrive migration. SkySync’s Box to OneDrive migration tool offers a full migration simulation, so you can overcome this challenge without ever moving a single file.
Managing user permissions across platforms
There are vast differences in permissions between Box and OneDrive, and no way to automatically map and transform them with manual or rudimentary migration methods. SkySync can transform and map user and group permissions from Box into Office 365 at scale.
Box Notes migration and file fidelity
This problem occurs when end-users move content from source to destination. Technical incompatibilities between Box and OneDrive make complicated migrations even more difficult. For instance, the issue with migrating Box Notes is that they don’t exist in Office 365.
Manual migrations and rudimentary copy methods will not easily transfer native Box Notes or maintain document version history across platforms. Nearly all the rich file fidelity of Box will be lost. SkySync will automatically transform Box Notes into a Microsoft Word document during the migration so no information will be lost in the move.
Remediating Box to OneDrive file transfer errors
Manual remediation of failed file transfers due to incompatible name lengths, characters, or size limitations could take thousands of hours and still runs the risk of losing key file fidelity, version history, or other important content attributes.
SkySync offers a pre-remediation process to identify files it cannot migrate ahead of time. For instance, Box allows for thousands of characters in a file name, but Microsoft has a 400-pathway character limit.
In cases like this, SkySync can automatically truncate file path lengths or transform incompatible file names. In more complicated instances of incompatibility, SkySync will flag the administrator for any files requiring manual remediation.
Mitigating business disruption during migration
During migration, employees can easily be impacted by a disruption in their access to content. Relying on end-users to move their own files or establishing a hard cutover without a transition period can be damaging to business operations.
SkySync’s real-time synchronization between Box and OneDrive eliminates this issue. SkySync calls this continuous copy, which constantly streams changes in files, folders, and even deletes between source and destination. This synchronization period enables organizations to ensure proper change management and improve user adoption, as users will be familiar with the new platform when it comes time to cut over.