Metalogix, the premier provider of unified software to migrate, manage and secure content across enterprise collaboration platforms, today announced the launch of its Essentials for Drives: File Shares to OneDrive Freemium. The new program allows for the free migration of up to 500 drives (or users) or 1TB of file share content - including files, folders, versions, metadata, and permissions from file systems, file shares or Network Attached Storage (NAS) - into Microsoft's OneDrive for Business.
Included for free with Office 365 or SharePoint Online business subscription plans, Microsoft's OneDrive for Business is a cloud-based file hosting service that allows business users to store, sync, access and share files quickly and easily via mobile device or web browser. While a highly beneficial service for end users, Microsoft professionals have faced a number of associated file content migration and ongoing management challenges.
Essentials for Drives: File Shares to OneDrive Freemium provides a free, easy-to-use tool that simplifies migration to the OneDrive cloud by:
- Identifying and correcting potential migration issues
- Automatically scanning for and optimum provisioning of OneDrives
- Accurately preserving, enhancing or assigning metadata in OneDrive
- Flattening file structure
- Automatically converting folder names to metadata
- Generating detailed logging for post-migration verification and failed item reprocessing
"Microsoft professionals know that migrating file shares to OneDrive for Business can oftentimes be a great deal trickier than it looks. From analyzing your file shares, to understanding your folder structures, to cleaning up idle content, to fixing file share data - there can be a number of issues that can derail and drive up the cost of a migration initiative," said Abe Peled, CEO, Metalogix. "Essentials for Drives: File Shares to OneDrive provides its users with the fastest, easiest, error-free and now free method to migrate files to OneDrive for Business."
Microsoft professionals know the hard work doesn't stop after the migration is complete. OneDrive for Business, like many other enterprise file sync and share solutions, can be difficult to administer and manage, as well as prone to data sprawl, content irrelevancy and egregious security breaches.
"Metalogix Essentials for Drives is the next logical step in ensuring maximum efficiency, cost effectiveness and ROI, by providing all the functionality necessary to ensure a well-structured and secure cloud collaboration system," Peled continued. "Metalogix Essentials ensures Microsoft professionals have the information they need to stay ahead of potential issues, with the power to take necessary action to ensure content availability, relevancy, privacy and security."