The AvePoint Solution
ORNL was able to take full ownership of the project from discovery to planning and execution while leveraging a third-party migration solution and service,
ORNL started the project with a discovery phase, identifying required, relevant, and sensitive content. This provided the lab with insight into what content needed to be kept and what needed to be disposed
ORNL found approximately 130 SharePoint site collections that needed to be migrated, while 15 could be archived and another 20 could be deleted.
“We also had a lot of customizations and the discovery tool enabled us to quickly find those customizations,” said James.
This finding was important because SharePoint customizations cannot be migrated, and decisions had to be made to either leave these workflows behind or to replicate this functionality in the cloud.
In total, Oak Ridge migrated 2.7 terabytes worth of data from SharePoint 2010 to Office 365 comprising of approximately 43,000 lists and 3.6 million objects.
This content was migrated in full over the period of exactly 117 days, which was ahead of the project’s timeline.