Are you ready for your next tenant-to-tenant migration? Do you know when it is, what your deadline will be, and more importantly, if your tenant-to-tenant migration solution will be able to perform when you need it most?
According to a recent Deloitte study1, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures will only be more prevalent. A whopping 92 percent of their study respondents expected to see more activity in 2022. What does this mean to you? Buckle your seat belt because your next tenant to tenant migration could be just around the corner. As long as it goes smoothly and meets the required deadlines, your star will shine and you’ll look good to your company’s leadership and your end users.
What should you be looking for in a tenant-to-tenant migration solution?
Aside from looking for a vendor with a proven track record of helping customers migrate from nearly every source to every target, here are three things to consider:
Will your chosen solution be there when you need it in order to meet your deadlines? In other words, will it be up for your migration or will you be left looking like you didn't make the best choice?
Look for a tenant-to-tenant migration solution that was strategically built for potential outages. Outages can happen. Sometimes they are beyond anyone’s control. But what’s not beyond control is planning ahead with redundancy. For example, Quest On Demand Migration (ODM) is a 100% Azure-based SaaS platform with redundant, highly available infrastructure located in five independent regional data centers. Each region contains two instances of ODM deployed in different datacenters. We could go into more detail on Windows Azure Storage, including the Blobs, Table and Queues storage structures replicated three times to build resiliency against hardware failure, but that’s a topic for another blog. Simply put, what all this means to you and your migration solution is that it’s available when you need it so you can meet the (sometimes overzealous) deadlines that were put in place around a merger, acquisition or divestiture.
Don't forget data security. Not that you would, but also important in your selection criteria is looking for a solution that meets your organization's security requirements and lets you secure the workloads you are migrating.
You are likely tasked with ensuring that the tenant-to-tenant migration tool you use is safe, secure and adheres to industry standards. Depending on your industry, certification is a legal or contractual requirement. Regulators and governments worldwide count on ISO standards to help develop better regulation, knowing that have a sound basis thanks to the involvement of globally established experts.
Know that Quest On-Demand is included in the scope of the Platform Management ISO/IEC 27001:2013, ISO/IEC 27017:2015 and ISO/ IEC 27018:2019 Certifications.
You want support that's there when you need it. When you do need help during your migration you should expect your vendor's support organization to be there for you. It could be a question as simple as, "How do I configure XYZ?" Or it can be as critical as, "When will the solution be back up so I can execute my planned migration?"
The reality is the strength and quality of any vendor’s support services is as important as the benefits of the products. Knowing how critical that help is to the success of your migration, Quest Software Support provides expert technical assistance worldwide through highly experienced professionals, giving you time to focus on what’s important to your business.
Looking at the Quest support organization by the numbers, we process over 25 thousand service requests a year, solved by engineers with over 550 combined years of experience, and Quest Support proudly earns a customer satisfaction rating of 95%. We are here to help you with your migration, and ultimately achieve your organization’s business goals.
So when you’re looking for a SaaS migration solution you can count on to be there when you need it, look no further than Quest On Demand Migration to migrate all your workloads and Active Directory. Trust in our more than 30 years of experience migrating, managing and securing Microsoft platforms to achieve your next goal.
1 Deloitte: The future of M&A, 2022 M&A Trends Survey, January 2022