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Storage Optimisation

Future-proof your growth

Content in Microsoft 365 is exploding. That doesn’t mean it has to blow your budget, risk profile and productivity levels, too. Take control of your expansion to minimise the negative implications of rising storage needs and confidently harness the full potential of your Microsoft 365 environment with storage optimisation.

Your needs

Between rapid adoption of footprint-heavy collaboration tools like Teams and SharePoint, migrations bringing more content into Microsoft, and limited retention strategies or lifecycle management in place, Microsoft’s baseline storage quotas are probably looking less sustainable every day.  

More storage isn’t your only concern, however. You’re also juggling the higher costs, greater compliance risks and lower productivity of content chaos.  You need a way to achieve storage optimisation.


You’re looking for a way to clear the clutter, organise the essentials and take control of your content trajectory to create a futureproof environment where expansion is no longer a barrier to progress. 

Our solution​

With decades of Microsoft migration, deployment, and information management experience behind us, we know exactly where to find the quick storage optimisation wins. We also know where investing a little more effort yields the greatest dividends.  

Our multi-level strategy will optimise your archiving; ready your environment for effective retention, classification and records management; eliminate current and future ROT; and help you implement effective content lifecycle and location controls at point of creation. 

The result is a lean, mean, controlled content machine with an optimised storage footprint, futureproofed for a smooth, secure and cost-effective growth trajectory. 

What's included?

Full analysis

of your environment to uncover ROT, identify opportunities for affordable archiving and estimate potential footprint reductions and cost savings. 


of best practices to reduce immediate storage bloat. 

Tools and strategies

to curb future growth through rules-based archiving and lifecycle management, in line with existing governance policies where applicable. 

Expert advice

on potential growth trajectories and future storage needs, as well as any security and/or governance implications. 

Confidently take action to minimise risk and cost. No hassle. No fuss.

From Our Clients

The Cloud Essentials’ team have shown they are a partner, not just a supplier. The company we acquired advised that the IT integration project was the most successful part of their conversion to join us, which is a reflection on everyone involved. Thank you!

Head of Infrastructure

Job well done! I appreciate your knowledge, expertise, and teamwork/engagement which contributed to a successful migration/cutover.


"Cloud Essentials performed a mail migration for our Institute of Astronomy, from a legacy Microsoft Exchange server to the University Microsoft 365 Tenancy. Cloud Essentials were extremely professional from start to finish. They understood our Higher Education context. They were very flexible when setting the timeline when we had some challenges in our availability to support the work. Their staff were helpful and friendly. They demonstrated great expertise and guided us throughout the process. The migration itself was smooth and fast. Great service by a great team! I would recommend and use their services again."

Higher Education Institution

Project Manager

“This has been very refreshing. And Cloud Essentials have been not just an implementer, but a trusted partner. They’ve effectively become our ‘SharePoint arm’ within the company. They haven’t taken a cookie-cutter approach with something from another environment, but have genuinely wanted to find the best way to help us.”

CIO, Prominent law firm

Colin Short

"Cloud Essentials carried out a very professional service. They stayed cool, calm and collected. I’m sure it won’t be the last time we work with Cloud Essentials."

Global chemical company


It is no small achievement to reduce a corporate enterprise data footprint this significantly in a responsible, well planned and executed manner.

Information Manager, Alexander Forbes

Pierre Blignaut

“Cloud Essentials understand the importance of carrying out a project the right way, no matter the size of it. They don’t take any short cuts.”

Tenant Migration client

“This was a smooth migration with very little impact on the business during the changeover, we would definitely use Cloud Essentials and the Binary Tree toolset again if we need to do another migration!”

CFO, Empact Group

Alan Quinn

Our experience

Project highlights from our team helping clients to manage their Microsoft environment