Staged Migration Can Smooth the Transition in Exchange to Cloud Migrations

  • calender Image June 26, 2013
  • Posted By Eric Schlissel
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Many businesses would like to move more of their IT operations to the cloud, but are concerned about the possibility that their operations may suffer disruptions during the transition. This is particularly true of the email services, frequently provided by Microsoft Exchange, which have become a 24 hour a day stream of information upon which many businesses have become reliant for their very existence. Yet the financial advantages, data security and ubiquitous availability provided by the cloud make these exchange to cloud migrations almost a necessity to remain competitive.

Cloud Migrations for Small and Large Offices

For relatively small offices, where data-sets may be migrated in a matter of a few hours, this is of little concern; the mailboxes can be moved after normal business hours, re-synchronized after the transfer, and the servers switched over to the cloud. For larger data sets, where this approach is inappropriate, a “staged migration”, in which users are moved to the cloud in smaller, more manageable groups offers an effective solution. This migration may be conducted over the course of several weeks or months to ensure a smooth transition which is completely transparent to the users.

When you are ready for your exchange to cloud migration, contact us and let us show you how quickly, efficiently, and seamlessly this procedure can be accomplished. We also offer a full range of IT services, and can provide you with anything from a service call to rescue that illusive network problem, to cloud hosting with a one-stop, full service, IT department on demand to support it.

There may be a few unfortunate readers here who could profitably avail themselves of what we call our Bad IT Service, or BITS(sm) rescue system. If you have been having difficulty with your current IT services provider, you are fortunate to have found your way to this blog post. Please visit our site to read about our BITS(sm) rescue system and call us at your earliest opportunity to discuss how we can relieve you of your problem.

Cloud Migrations

Staged Migration Can Smooth the Transition in Exchange to Cloud Migrations

Many businesses would like to move more of their IT operations to the cloud, but are concerned about the possibility that their operations may suffer disruptions during the transition. This is particularly true of the email services, frequently provided by Microsoft Exchange, which have become a 24 hour a day stream of information upon which many businesses have become reliant for their very existence. Yet the financial advantages, data security and ubiquitous availability provided by the cloud make these exchange to cloud migrations almost a necessity to remain competitive.

Cloud Migrations for Small and Large Offices

For relatively small offices, where data-sets may be migrated in a matter of a few hours, this is of little concern; the mailboxes can be moved after normal business hours, re-synchronized after the transfer, and the servers switched over to the cloud. For larger data sets, where this approach is inappropriate, a “staged migration”, in which users are moved to the cloud in smaller, more manageable groups offers an effective solution. This migration may be conducted over the course of several weeks or months to ensure a smooth transition which is completely transparent to the users.

When you are ready for your exchange to cloud migration, contact us and let us show you how quickly, efficiently, and seamlessly this procedure can be accomplished. We also offer a full range of IT services, and can provide you with anything from a service call to rescue that illusive network problem, to cloud hosting with a one-stop, full service, IT department on demand to support it.

There may be a few unfortunate readers here who could profitably avail themselves of what we call our Bad IT Service, or BITS(sm) rescue system. If you have been having difficulty with your current IT services provider, you are fortunate to have found your way to this blog post. Please visit our site to read about our BITS(sm) rescue system and call us at your earliest opportunity to discuss how we can relieve you of your problem.

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