Client: DAI Global LLC
On acquiring MicroVest, DAI Global LLC approached Cloud Essentials to assist in consolidating their new users and workloads into the DAI tenant. This would be the second tenant-to-tenant migration Cloud Essentials carried out for DAI.
The workloads involved (mailboxes, OneDrive for Business, Teams, Microsoft 365 folders and SharePoint sites) needed to be migrated simultaneously and cutover on the same date. Any interruption to business operations had to be avoided. The project window was also very tight – a single month – with client leave schedules adding complexity to the timeline.
Other complications included project stakeholders participating from around the world, a time zone difference of seven hours, and certain SharePoint sites needing pre-migration maintenance.
With a long track record of successful migrations and a tried-and-tested, robust, migration service-delivery runbook, Cloud Essentials offered DAI complete confidence that any and all complexities arising during their project would be handled.
Our experienced and multi-disciplinary team was able to deliver the full scope of DAI’s migration. This included the parallel migration (and cutover) of numerous, disparate workloads; pre-migration SharePoint maintenance; and the safe navigation of access complexities caused by existing security measures.
Timeline and time zone complexities made project management an invaluable component of the project, enabling us to deliver on DAI’s very specific scheduling requirements.
We assisted DAI with change management, preparing and supporting users for an informed, seamless and easy transition between environments.
Our combination of progressive migration methodology, parallel migration of workloads, proven migration runbooks and change management techniques ensured no disruption to business operations and minimal user confusion and fatigue.
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