Appelsiini, an IT consulting firm based out of Helsinki, Finland, was facing a daunting challenge. In four weeks, they needed to migrate all 8,600 of their existing Exchange 2007 mail systems to Microsoft Office 365 before three of their biggest customers’ servers were scheduled for a hard shutdown. If the project couldn’t be completed in that time, Appelsiini’s customers would either be forced to renew their service agreement for an additional year, thereby doubling their expenses, or the company’s customers would lose their data entirely.
Due to this specific need, Appelsiini required a flexible, singular migration solution that could support multiple platforms. In addition, the solution needed to:
- Go beyond migrating the messages themselves, and also migrate contact lists, calendars, and attached documents
- Be cost-effective to ensure profitability
- Run smoothly in the background so users experience no downtime