Quest Software: Microsoft Office 365 Cloud Migration Leader?
Quest Software is making a bold statement, claiming to be the leading provider of Microsoft Office 365 and Hosted Exchange cloud migration services. Quest Software points to Coca-Cola Bottling Co. as a recent Office 365 migration customer (InfraScience offered consulting expertise on the engagement). Plus, Quest has launched Quest OnDemand Migration for Email, a migration tool that helps MSPs and customers with hosted and SaaS applications.
Quest Software has been introducing a range of services and software for MSPs. In addition to Quest OnDemand Migration for Email, the company promote PacketTrap MSP and PacketTrap PSA — two business automation platforms for MSPs.
On the Office 365 front, Quest Software is striving to give customers the best of both worlds:
- A successful migration to Office 365.
- Coexistence tools that allow customers to mix and match Office 365 with on-premises Exchange until a complete cloud migration is fully implemented.
On the customer front, Quest Software says it has successfully migrated Coca-Cola Bottling Co. from Lotus Notes to Office 365. The project leveraged a close partnership with InfraScience (a consulting firm). The engagement involved 1,200 users, more than 2TB of data, and mailboxes with more than 250,000 contacts. It sounds like InfraScience was the on-site expert leveraging Quest’s software for the migration.
Now, the bigger question: Which company has successfully migrated the most users to Office 365? I don’t have a clear answer right now. Roughly 30 percent of the world’s top cloud services providers offer Office 365 deployment and support services, according to our second-annual Talkin Cloud 50 survey, which ended April 27. (Complete results will surface during a May 16 webcast.)
During the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2012 (Toronto, July 8-12), Talkin’ Cloud will be sure to ask Microsoft which cloud consulting firms are succeeding with Office 365 migrations.