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Quest Software Elevates its Leadership in Cloud Migrations

Best Practices Approach, Millions-of-Mailboxes Migration Experience, and Breadth and Depth of Solution Suite Further Validate Quest’s Leadership in Migrating Email to the Cloud

Fourteen years of experience migrating
more than 30 million mailboxes and users, combined with an innovative and expanding solution suite, a team of world-class experts, and proven methodologies have made Quest Software the trusted migration advisor and industry leader. Quest’s solutions and methodologies migrate to Microsoft Office 365 and hosted Microsoft Exchange from a variety of platforms, including Lotus Notes, Google, Novell GroupWise and on-premises Exchange. Quest solutions eliminate the risk and reduce the cost so IT departments can accomplish migrations without stress, on time, on budget, and with minimal business disruption.

Quest Ensures Simple and Secure Office 365 Migrations

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 Experts @Quest extend #cloud migration leadership, offer migration product enhancements and best practices  


News Facts:

  • Building on its legacy of migration leadership, Quest Software further simplifies migration to Microsoft Office 365 and hosted Exchange with the new Quest® OnDemand Migration for Email. This user-friendly, cloud-based migration solution, which is built on Microsoft’s Azure platform, is ideally suited for both organizations and Managed Service Providers looking to migrate their customers to a hosted platform.
  • As one of the first providers to offer Office 365 migration solutions when the comprehensive cloud service was released last year, OnDemand Migration for Email specializes in delivering a stress-free migration, as well as capabilities that empower organizations to take full advantage of the functionality, convenience and cost savings presented by the cloud.
  • OnDemand Migration for Email is available for $10 (USD) per migrated mailbox from the Quest OnDemand Portal.

Quest Ensures Simple and Secure Office 365 Migrations

  • Quest’s broad migration solution suite encompasses a full range of migration and coexistence solutions to eliminate/minimize the risk of email migration projects.  For example, Quest solutions ensure business continuity so that users who have migrated can continue to communicate and collaborate (i.e., schedule meetings or see calendar availability) with users who have not yet been migrated. 
  •  To that end, Quest has enhanced Coexistence Manager for GroupWise,   which now supports GroupWise 7.  This new version provides true coexistence between GroupWise 7 and Exchange 2010 or Office 365. The solution also offers GroupWise 2012 coexistence support for Novell customers who have moved to the latest version of GroupWise. 
  • GroupWise Migrator for Exchange, which will be available later this quarter, contains several enhancements that reduce interruptions to business productivity, including the ability to migrate recurring meetings that were created in GroupWise, and resource creation within Active Directory (i.e., meeting rooms and equipment) during a migration to Exchange.
  • Quest’s time-tested and field-proven best practices for migrations help organizations avoid common mistakes (see Five Common Migration Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them  ) and better prepare, migrate, coexist, and manage the process of moving to new versions of technologies including Active Directory, Exchange, Office 365, SharePoint, and Windows.

Coca-Cola Bottling Company United Successfully Migrates 1,200 Users to Microsoft Office 365

  • Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, the largest Independent bottler in the United States, recently migrated 1,200 knowledge workers from Lotus Notes to Office 365 as part of a strategy to modernize its environment, increase collaboration with other bottlers, and reduce IT costs.
  • The company teamed with Quest Premier partner InfraScience and Microsoft Corp. to streamline the process of migrating 1,200 large mailboxes with 250,000 contacts and more than 2 TBs of data to Microsoft Office 365, while taking advantage of Quest’s flexible, automated migration solutions to minimize user disruption, improve access to mobile devices, and add cloud-based disaster recovery capabilities.
  • “The combination of the InfraScience team and Quest’s migration solutions enabled us to exceed expectations in terms of ensuring a fast, cost-effective migration that was easy and painless for our users,” said Mike Neighbors, vice president of information technology for Coca-Cola Bottling Company United. “We not only accomplished our top goals, but also achieved an annual cost savings of at least 15 percent, including conversion costs, when compared to the cost of running our previous Lotus Notes environment.”
  • “Successful migrations require strong customer partnerships, robust tools and staged implementations,” said Mark Pierce, co-founder and managing officer for InfraScience. “We give a lot of credit to Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Quest and Microsoft for working closely with us so we could fully leverage our combined knowledge, expertise and best practices to optimize the entire process.”

Supporting Quotes:

  • Steve Dickson, senior vice president and general manager, Windows Server Management, Quest Software

“Upgrading to Office 365 or hosted Exchange can realize significant financial benefits for an organization, including a reduction in IT expense, enhanced infrastructure reliability, and simplified systems management.  As more and more IT executives recognize these benefits, and cloud migration becomes a higher priority for their organizations, they can continue to turn to Quest and our market-leading solutions to simplify and streamline the migration process.  These organizations can also leverage our deep migration experience and proven methodologies to help their IT organizations mitigate the risk to their migration projects.”  

  • Kevin Allison, general manager for Exchange,  Microsoft 

    "As a worldwide preferred partner, Quest Software provides migrations expertise that empowers organizations of all sizes to move to new application platforms and operating systems while reducing risk, lowering IT costs and increasing productivity. Quest's implementation experience and robust set of Windows Server Management solutions help accelerate successful migrations for our customers.”

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About Quest:

Established in 1987, Quest Software (Nasdaq: QSFT) provides simple and innovative IT management solutions that enable more than 100,000 global customers to save time and money across physical and virtual environments.  Quest products solve complex IT challenges ranging from database management, data protection, identity and access management, monitoring, user workspace management to Windows management

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