TransVault migration to SharePoint Online for global insurer

Business drivers

The customer – a global insurance company – needed to simplify what had become a complex environment due to numerous mergers and acquisitions over the years. As a result of bringing together multiple systems, platforms and applications, this organisation had created a complex IT environment spread across multiple instances that was not efficient to run.

The customer wanted to transition its archiving systems, which were being provided by Enterprise Vault, to consolidate their archiving environment. The decision was taken to migrate to Microsoft Exchange Online from the Office365 suite. However, with over twenty terabytes of archives shared over three separate Active Directory forests, they needed support to both set up a modern migration environment and to run a successful pilot phase before moving ahead internally with the rest of the migrations.

Why Trustmarque was selected as a partner?

Trustmarque operates one of the leading SharePoint practices in the UK and has been delivering SharePoint based business solutions since the launch of SharePoint back in 2001.

Partnering with Trustmarque has provided the customer’s migration team with initial guidance and support to define the migration roadmap, as well as ongoing access to product and technical specialists when needed. Recommendations were based on real-world application and technical delivery experience from the TransVault platform and Microsoft Exchange migrations and into wider modern workspace requirements.

Trustmarque solution

The customer engaged Trustmarque for assistance due to their credible experience in significant migration projects.

Following a project initiation meeting between all the key stakeholders to agree key responsibilities, Trustmarque proceeded by adopting the latest version of TransVault, a software migration tool, which comes with x64 optimised software to improve the overall migration performance.

Working in conjunction with the customer’s in-house migration team, Trustmarque went on to validate all hardware, software and permissions requirements for the TransVault migration platform in each of the three forests, before setting up and configuring the platform ready to run the pilot phase. Trustmarque also provided ongoing assistance and troubleshooting for any TransVault migration challenges, aiding throughout all project delivery phases.

Key benefits

  • A speedy and highly efficient migration project meeting the needs of the business
  • Successful transfer of a large amount of archived data from Enterprise Vault into Microsoft Exchange Online
  • Access to expertise as and when required at all stages of the project
  • Confidence to move into the next phase of migration
  • Development of skills of in-house team

About the customer

A London-based insurer providing solutions to other insurers in main markets including aviation and property. With a widespread customer base spanning the globe and offices around the world, this company employs more than 2,400 people in 26 locations.

We’re in IT together

About Trustmarque

Trustmarque operates one of the leading SharePoint practices in the UK and has been delivering SharePoint based business solutions since the launch of SharePoint back in 2001. As a Microsoft Gold Partner for SharePoint, Trustmarque has aligned to Microsoft’s cloud strategy and brought together the traditional collaboration, messaging and communications consultancies into a single, unified Business Productivity practice. This includes Microsoft MVP qualified consultants representing prominent leadership in the SharePoint and Office 365 user communities.

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