How Data Migration Tools Accelerated Cloud Adoption Since COVID-19 Pandemic

We all heard it in the news, read in business magazines, and saw in social feeds that many businesses worldwide flexed COVID-19 lockdown resiliency by moving to cloud-based remote work. By navigating the disruptions that the 2020 pandemic brought, such businesses were able to gain a competitive edge an increase their revenue multifold.  

And while cloud suites take the glory, it’s actually data migration tools that have made it all possible for businesses with on-prem systems to migrate data to the cloud. 

Data migration tools such as CloudFuze have also played a crucial role in helping many businesses move from traditional cloud storage services such as Box and Dropbox to advanced cloud storage platforms such as OneDrive for Business and Google Drive that have myriad collaborative tools.

Data migration tools allow businesses to replicate their work environment in the cloud 

Discrete third-party data migration tools based on scalable infrastructure have played a catalytic role in fueling cloud adoption since the COVID-19 pandemic. This mainly has got to do with the fact that it’s next to impossible for businesses, especially enterprises, to manually move terabytes and petabytes of data to the cloud, or to another cloud suite. 

It’s only by using a dedicated cloud data migration tool that migrating high volume company data becomes a seamless experience for medium and large-sized businesses. Such tools also enable businesses to migrate sharing permissions, chat messages, and shared links which, in turn, help them replicate their on-prem or previous cloud work environment in the new cloud platform. 

Increased migration to major cloud suites

There is no denying the fact that traditional cloud storage services such as Box and Dropbox have been the go-to choice for simplicity. But all of that changed during the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown where dynamic online collaboration was at the forefront of business operations continuity. And due to the lack of agile collaboration tools, many businesses moved from Box and Dropbox to OneDrive and Google Drive. 

With cloud data migration tools such as CloudFuze, businesses can effortlessly migrate terabytes and petabytes of data along with root/sub-folder permissions, file sharing permissions, external shares, version history, timestamps, comments, and shared and embedded links.  

More competition between the two major cloud suite providers

Another interesting insight to take out from the growing cloud migration sector is that there is growing competition between the two major cloud suite providers, Microsoft and Google. Their differences lie not just in the collaboration tools they offer with the cloud suite but also in the pricing model.  

Many businesses have made the move from Google Drive to OneDrive, and one of the major reasons is Microsoft 365 offers more collaboration tools. Also, the pricing model of Microsoft 365 is more flexible with per-user pricing.  

Chat migration is equally growing 

Work chat platforms such as Microsoft Teams has seen adoptions rising since the COVID-19 pandemic by leaps and bounds. This is quite mainly because Teams seamlessly connect to other Microsoft 365 apps, including OneDrive, SharePoint Online, and Outlook. Teams also effortlessly sync with the ever-popular Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft PowerPoint. Since 2020, more businesses are migrating from traditional work chat platforms such as Slack to Teams for improving online collaboration and boosting operational resiliency.

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