Microsoft acquires Mover to bolster cloud migration solutions
Microsoft today announced that it’s acquired Mover, an Edmonton-based provider of admin-led and self-service cloud file migration offerings. It didn’t disclose the terms of the deal, but it said that the startup’s tech will bolster and complement existing first-party solutions like FastTrack and the SharePoint Migration Tool for migrating content from on-premises SharePoint sites and file shares to Microsoft 365.
“As customer demand to move content to the cloud continues to grow, Mover will help make it easier than ever for customers to migrate files to Microsoft 365,” wrote CVP Office, SharePoint and OneDrive Jeff Teper in a blog post. “Our goal is to help customers move to the cloud with confidence.”
Teper notes that Mover supports migration from over a dozen cloud service providers – including Box, Dropbox, Egnyte, and Google Drive – into OneDrive and SharePoint. “Together with Mover, we’ll continue to provide customers with fast and reliable migrations to the cloud, with best practices and security and more connectors to more source systems, ultimately making the move into Microsoft 365 as seamless and cost effective as possible,” he added.
Microsoft says it plans to share more details about Mover integration and forthcoming capabilities at its upcoming Ignite 2019 conference in November. According to Crunchbase, Mover raised $1 million to date prior to the acquisition.