With the help of SkySync, Forbes was able to easily migrate its 325 users and 15 TB of content to Google Drive in 10 days – avoiding costly renewal fees and user-disruption.
Office 365 to Google Drive migrations made easy
- SkySync is a Google Cloud Partner and Microsoft Gold Partner, as well as a Preferred Partner of the Microsoft Content Services Program
- Analyze and predict results of your Google Drive migration before moving files – at no cost
- Identify friction points between G Drive and Office 365
- 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 permissions and user accounts to Google Drive
- Migrate files to Google Drive from Office 365, Dropbox, Box, SharePoint, Network File Systems and other on-premises platforms
- Seamless and secure, with no impact to users or business operations
Forbes completes successful Google Drive migration in 10 days
We were shocked and happy that we were able to complete our Google Drive migration on deadline. SkySync was incredibly responsive and truly delivered on their promise.
With SkySync as agnostic “middleware”– bridging platforms and moving content in any direction – address the complexities and considerations of moving content to or from Google Drive.
Migrating native G Suite file types
Google is one of the cloud repositories that’s developed its own proprietary file types with its online editing suite. The three primary file types that are integral to Google Drive migrations are Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets. SkySync has implemented configurable features to accommodate all of the different migration scenarios to maintain content in the desired format.
G Suite permission complexities
Google Drive supports very complex ownership permission structures that don’t translate well to other cloud content repositories. Many users in Google Drive work with files and folders that have different permissions than the top-level folder. For example, permission levels in Google Drive and OneDrive for Business seem similar; they both follow the concept of owner, editor, and reader for instance. However, both platforms differ in the way they store content. And this doesn’t just go for OneDrive for Business; organizations can apply the differences discussed below to most other cloud repositories. For these examples, we will be comparing Google’s permissions to Microsoft’s OneDrive for Business.
Google Drive stores data in one, centralized location. Google Drive uses permission levels on the drives, folders, and documents to build a dynamic interface allowing users to visualize the content as they need it. This can make for some very complex G Suite migration scenarios.