Migrating to Office 365 from Exchange? Here's what to watch for.
Migrating to Office 365 from Exchange presents IT teams with several significant challenges. The risk of data loss or data corruption is high, as email stored within mailboxes and archives can easily be lost during an Office 365 migration. Critical defenses may also be unavailable during the transition. And IT must work diligently to avoid downtime and preserve productivity by accelerating the switchover and finding ways to avoid disruption to users.
Mimecast offers a number of Office 365 migration tools that help dramatically simplify the task of migrating to Office 365 from Exchange. With Mimecast's cloud-based services for email security, continuity and archiving, you can ensure data integrity, avoid disruption and protect your organization from threats.
Mimecast services for migrating to Office 365 from Exchange.
Mimecast's fully-integrated subscription services help enterprises manage email more easily, minimizing the risk, complexity and cost1 traditionally associated with protecting and archiving email. Mimecast's best-of-breed services can be managed from a single administrative console, simplifying control, security and governance while providing fast and continuous access to live and historic email.
Mimecast services for migrating to Office 365 from Exchange include:
- Security services that provide critical defenses against advanced threats such as spear-phishing and zero-day attacks, as well as malware, viruses and spam.
- Archiving services that help to ensure data integrity when migrating to Office 365 from Exchange. Mimecast provides an independent, immutable and verifiable backup of email data to protect against loss, corruption and malicious activity. Mimecast's Office 365 email archiving capabilities enable users to search email and retrieve content within seconds, and allow administrators to manage compliance and e-discovery requirements more easily.
- Continuity services ensuring users can access live and historic email and attachments during migration as well as other planned downtime and unexpected outages.
- An Office 365 email migration tool for legacy archive data that speeds ingestion of historic email into Mimecast's central cloud archive before migrating to Office 365 from Exchange, helping to speed migration and eliminating the cost2 and complexity of managing multiple email storage solutions.
1 "The Total Economic Impact Of Mimecast's Unified Email Management (UEM) Solution" – Forrester Research, April 2013, P. 3-4
2 Forrester report, P. 3-4
Benefits of migrating to Office 365 from Exchange with Mimecast.
With Mimecast tools for migrating to Office 365 from Exchange, you can:
- Reduce the risks of moving email infrastructure to the cloud by protecting data integrity and defending against a volatile threat landscape.
- Simplify management of email migration and your eventual Office 365 deployment with a single solution integrating seamlessly with the Microsoft platform and eliminates the need to manage several disjointed point solutions.
- Rely on the experience and expertise of Mimecast professionals who have architected and managed multiple migration projects.
Learn more about migrating to Office 365 from Exchange with help from Mimecast, and about the advantages of Mimecast as a Postini alternative.