The AvePoint Solution
Cegeka decided to try AvePoint Fly. “AvePoint was a game-changer,” Tony says. “The support and the solution’s functionality and features – like Teams Chat and on-prem Exchange migration – were so much more than others could offer.”
Fly delivers a three-step approach – via a self-guided tool or with help from AvePoint – to migrate on-premises or cloud-hosted mail, content, and collaboration into Microsoft 365 or SharePoint. Data can be migrated from Microsoft 365 workspaces, including Exchange Online and Exchange Server (on-premises), Microsoft Teams, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, Microsoft 365 Groups, and Microsoft Teams Chat.
Fly also offers a free discovery tool that can be used pre-migration to identify required, relevant, and sensitive content, customizations, and potential risks to better scope projects and streamline migrations. “Complexity is relative,“ Tony says. “If you know an environment, you can always make sure there is a good plan.”
As a cloud-first company, Cegeka appreciates that Fly is offered as a SaaS solution in addition to the option to migrate via servers. Tony says, “A solution that runs on the cloud is crucial, for now and the future.”
According to Tony, one of Fly’s greatest selling points was that “everything is possible with Microsoft 365.” The solution’s expanding features mean Cegeka’s customers, even those most skeptical about leaving behind their on-prem applications, feel confident about their digital transformations.
“Using Fly, we can easily migrate across tenants and customers will see everything, exactly how they left it,” Tony says. “There’s no need to adjust a lot of things after a migration. It’s all there – the data, the workspaces, the mail, the archives – a perfect image of their previous environment.”
With AvePoint, they received more than just a migration solution, but also expert advice. They were able to work closely with engineers at AvePoint to solve issues they were experiencing.
“We adjusted our migration plans based on insights from AvePoint about how much data could be transferred and when before throttling occurred,” Tony says. “With this knowledge, we were able to work with customers to determine priorities to migrate first and plan larger phases for weekends, when throttling was eliminated. This ensured all the data would move in the correct format and the migration would be complete.”