Embrace the Future with AvePoint Opus: Migrate from Cloud Archiving Today!

Post Date: 02/08/2024
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Since October 2023, we’ve been overwhelmed with the positive response to the merging of Cloud Archiving and Cloud Records functionality into AvePoint Opus, a revolutionary solution that transforms your data and information management experience.

Today, we are excited to announce that we now have a migration wizard to migrate all our existing Cloud Archiving customers over to AvePoint Opus! While we initially didn’t have a migration path from our Cloud Archiving to AvePoint Opus for our existing customers, this is not the case anymore. With the new migration wizard, all our customers—both new and existing—can now access the storage optimization features in the AvePoint Opus interface.

As a migration expert for over 20 years, AvePoint recognizes the significance of providing a comprehensive explanation of why these innovations are critical for our customers. Thus, here are some compelling reasons why migrating to AvePoint Opus is a strategic leap into a more efficient and future-proof data and information management solution:

1. Access to the latest features

The decision to migrate to AvePoint Opus is a forward-thinking strategy, ensuring you won’t miss out on the latest innovations. With the assurance that no further updates will be made to Cloud Archiving (as it will be put into maintenance mode now that AvePoint Opus is available), migrating now grants you important access to cutting-edge features.

With an end-of-life timeline soon to be set on Cloud Archiving, now is the time to take advantage and immerse yourself in the evolving capabilities of AvePoint Opus, ensuring your organization remains at the forefront of information management.

2. Modern UI for enhanced user experience

AvePoint Opus not only brings advanced functionality but also introduces a modern user interface that replaces the outdated design of Cloud Archiving. The sleek and intuitive design aligns with AvePoint’s current standards and industry best practices, creating a user-friendly environment.


But don’t be fooled, this modern UI is not just a cosmetic upgrade; it enhances usability, making navigation more intuitive and visually appealing. The intuitive rule building capabilities come from the strong foundations of Cloud Records to easily allow organizations to move content to cheaper storage.

3. Advanced Discovery & Analysis capabilities

A key highlight of AvePoint Opus is the introduction of the Discovery and Analysis add-on feature in the February 2024 release. This feature is a game-changer, empowering organizations to gain a comprehensive understanding of their data.


With pre-defined and configurable rules for analysis, it provides customers with the capability to perform Discovery & Analysis, Reporting, and Action from those reports to streamline the process of making informed decisions about what data needs to be kept, archived, or removed. This powerful feature addresses the challenge of rising storage costs, whilst also providing a robust solution for ongoing storage management.

4. Enhanced storage optimization dashboard

The AvePoint Opus storage optimization dashboard offers a comprehensive snapshot of your archival activities. It displays rule applications, and coverage, and even allows for personalized annual cost savings calculations for each organization. You can input your Microsoft 365 storage costs and archived storage costs separately.


As content transitions to more cost-effective storage following rule activation, the dashboard updates in real time, giving you an immediate view of your achieved cost savings and archived content details.

5. Performance boosts with a new backend

One of the advantages of migrating to AvePoint Opus is the performance increase attributed to the transition from the old Cloud Archiving backend to the AvePoint Opus backend. This backend overhaul ensures a more robust and efficient system for handling your data, allowing for faster operations, improved system responsiveness, and enhanced overall performance.

6. Continuous support and improvements as technology advances

The AvePoint Opus team is dedicated to continuous innovation and support, leveraging cutting-edge technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning. These advanced technologies enable AvePoint Opus to intelligently manage the information lifecycle and optimize storage.


But it’s not just about creating information – AI and Machine Learning bring about benefits such as improved user efficiency, productivity, and compliance with regulatory requirements. As your organization’s needs evolve, so does AvePoint Opus, proactively addressing challenges related to content growth, compliance requirements, and beyond.

7. We’ve made it really easy and fast!

Our migration process is designed with your convenience in mind, ensuring minimal disruption to your daily operations. We understand that time is of the essence, and with our efficient process, migrations can be completed in as little as 4 minutes for simple environments.

Our dedicated support team is ready to assist you at every step, making the transition to AvePoint Opus a hassle-free experience and we are committed to providing comprehensive assistance to ensure a smooth and successful migration.


Migrating to AvePoint Opus is a strategic decision to unlock the full potential of your data and information management capabilities. So why wait? Migrate now to stay ahead in the dynamic landscape of storage optimization and information management. Speak with your account rep to get started.


With 20+ years’ experience across technical consulting and management, Bruce has worked with an array of different businesses, organizations, and a range of technologies. He has a passion for product strategy and management, and currently works on AvePoint’s Resilience Suite (Information Management & Data Protection), which forms part of the AvePoint Confidence Platform.

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