Technology giant Microsoft has confirmed acquiring Alberta, Canada-based Mover, a firm that helps in the migration of data to the cloud. The acquisition amount of the deal has not been revealed by both the parties.Through this deal, the tech giant wants to have a smooth transition of it's a bundle of Office 365, Microsoft Teams, security tools, and workflow into Microsoft 365.
Founded in 2012 by Eric Warnke and Mark Fossen, Mover is a platform for moving files, streamlines the process of transferring users' data to the cloud. It helps in streamlining the user data to the cloud. The fund had raised $1 million in seed round financing from backers that include names like Medra Capital, Amplify.LA, Dennis Phelps, Double M Partners, Yaletown Partners, Start-Up Chile, HIGHLINEvc and others.
Microsoft CVP Office, SharePoint and OneDrive, Jeff Teper through a blog post said that “Today, Mover supports migration from over a dozen cloud service providers — including Box, Dropbox, Egnyte, and Google Drive — into OneDrive and SharePoint, enabling seamless file collaboration across Microsoft 365 apps and services, including the Office apps and Microsoft Teams."
Commenting on how the company plans to utilize Mover for the move with Microsoft 365, Teper wrote, "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.”
It will be interesting to see how Microsoft utilizes the abilities of Mover to help the transition into Microsoft 365.
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