Windows File Shares

Testimonials of customers migrating from Windows file shares



Seamless Migration of File Shares to SharePoint 2010

Quest migration solutions provided flexibility to bring in historic information from file shares to SharePoint 2010. We used Quest’s on-the-fly tagging feature to update file names to include file paths, which improved our users ability to search for historic files. We continue to use it post-implementation for moving files to retain versioning and updating metadata without impacting modification dates.

Business Project Manager, Non Profit

Case Study: Non Profit

Introduction

This case study of a non-profit is based on a February 2014 survey of Quest SharePoint Migration Solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Quest migration solutions provided flexibility to bring in historic information from file shares to SharePoint 2010. We used Quest’s on-the-fly tagging feature to update file names to include file paths, which improved our users ability to search for historic files. We continue to use it post-implementation for moving files to retain versioning and updating metadata without impacting modification dates.”

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Quest Software SharePoint migration solutions:
    • Limitations of native migration tools and methods
    • Time and cost constraints on the migration project
    • The risk of lost metadata, permissions, version history and settings
    • Limited internal resources
    • A lack of experience required to manage the migration confidently

Use Case

  • Migrated 250-500 gigabytes of content from file servers to SharePoint 2010 using Quest SharePoint migration solutions.
  • Utilized internal resources to migrate using Quest solutions.

Results

  • Purchased Quest SharePoint migration solutions over the following competitors:
    • Metalogix/Axceler
    • AvePoint
  • Selected Quest SharePoint migration solutions for the following differentiating factors:
    • Client-side installation requiring no server agents
    • Ability to migrate from SharePoint, Google Drive, Windows file shares and Exchange public folders from a single tool
    • Simpler user interface
    • Better migration performance
  • Their migration had zero impact on end users

Case Study: Linc Energy

Introduction

This case study of Linc Energy is based on a February 2014 survey of Quest SharePoint Migration Solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“It was an easier process as the interface was the same for file shares and SharePoint 2007 libraries. We were also able to use the same product for moving data between sites within SharePoint 2010.”

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Quest Software SharePoint migration solutions:
    • Time constraints on the migration project
    • The risk of lost metadata, permissions, version history and settings
    • Limited internal resources

Use Case

  • Migrated 500 gigabytes —1 terabyte of content from the following platforms using Quest SharePoint migration solutions:
    • SharePoint 2010
    • SharePoint 2007
    • File servers
  • Migrated to SharePoint 2010 using Quest solutions
  • Utilized internal resources to migrate using Quest solutions

Results

  • Purchased Quest SharePoint migration solutions over the following competitors:
    • Metalogix/Axceler
    • AvePoint
  • Selected Quest SharePoint migration solutions for the following differentiating factors:
    • Ability to migrate from SharePoint, Google Drive, Windows file shares and Exchange public folders from a single tool
    • Simpler user interface
  • Their migration had minimal impact with expected changes for end users

Case Study: Global 500 Energy & Utilities Company

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 energy & utilities company is based on a February 2014 survey of Quest SharePoint Migration Solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Quest Software SharePoint migration solutions:
    • Limitations of native migration tools and methods
    • Time constraints on the migration project
    • The risk of lost metadata, permissions, version history and settings
    • The risk of downtime and disruption to production systems and users
    • Limited internal resources

Use Case

  • Migrated/consolidated 500 gigabytes —1 terabyte from SharePoint 2010, file servers and Exchange public folders to SharePoint 2010 using Quest SharePoint migration solutions
  • Utilized internal resources to migrate using Quest solutions

Results

  • Selected Quest Software SharePoint migration solutions for the following differentiating factors:
    • Client-side installation requiring no server agents
    • Ability to migrate from SharePoint, Google Drive, Windows file shares and Exchange public folders from a single tool
    • Simpler user interface
    • Greater fidelity of migrated content and metadata
    • Previous experience with Quest products
  • Their migration had minimal impact with expected changes for end users
  • Reduced migration time by 21-40% using Quest SharePoint migration solutions compared to previous solutions

Case Study: Large Enterprise Industrial Manufacturing Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise industrial manufacturing company is based on a February 2014 survey of Quest SharePoint Migration Solutions customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Quest Software SharePoint migration solutions:
    • Limitations of native migration tools and methods
    • The risk of lost metadata, permissions, version history and settings
    • The risk of downtime and disruption to production systems and users
    • Limited internal resources

Use Case

  • Migrated from SharePoint 2010 and file servers to SharePoint 2013 using Quest solutions

Results

  • Selected Quest Software SharePoint migration solutions for the following differentiating factors:
    • Client-side installation requiring no server agents
    • Ability to migrate from SharePoint, Google Drive, Windows file shares and Exchange public folders from a single tool
    • Simpler user interface
    • Post-migration synchronization
    • Recommendation by partner or consultant
    • Previous experience with Quest products
  • Their migration had minimal impact with expected changes for end users
  • Reduced migration time by 61-80% using Quest solutions compared to previous solutions

Solve the most pressing SharePoint migration challenges

What challenges did migrating with Quest Software solve for your organization?

Limitations of native migration tools and methods
54%
Time constraints on the migration project
42%
Cost constraints on the migration project
23%
Risk of lost metadata, permissions, version history and settings
53%
Risk of downtime and disruption to production systems and users
42%
Limited internal resources
34%
Lack of experience required to manage the migration confidently
18%
Lack of budget to hire third-party consultants
12%

Why Quest Software for SharePoint migration

Why did you choose Quest SharePoint migration solutions over other tools?

Client-side installation requiring no server agents
25%
Single tool to migrate from SharePoint, Google Drive, Windows file shares and Exchange public folders
30%
Simpler user interface
32%
Better migration performance
20%
Greater fidelity of migrated content and metadata
16%
Post-migration synchronization
16%
Recommendation by partner or consultant
28%
Currently using, or had previously used, other Quest products
39%

Migrate faster with Quest SharePoint migration solutions

By what percentage did you reduce migration time using Quest Software compared to previous solutions?

101% and higher
3%
81-100%
11%
61-80%
24%
41-60%
27%
21-40%
14%
0-20%
21%

Minimize impact during your SharePoint migration

71% of surveyed IT organizations’ migration ensured either zero impact on their environment or minimal impact with expected changes for end users during their SharePoint migration with Quest Software.

Quest Software selected over Metalogix/Axceler

58% of surveyed IT organizations purchased Quest SharePoint migration solutions over Metalogix/Axceler.

Quest Software selected over AvePoint

66% of surveyed IT organizations purchased Quest SharePoint migration solutions over AvePoint.

Cut your SharePoint migration timeline in half

65% of surveyed IT organizations reduced SharePoint migration time by 41-60% or more using Quest Software compared to previous solutions.

Slash SharePoint migration time by 61-80% or more

38% of surveyed IT organizations reduced SharePoint migration time by 61-80% or more using Quest Software compared to previous solutions.