I’m pleased to announce that Backupify is releasing a new tool today – Migrator for Google Apps. Migrator enables administrators to move users – one at a time or in groups – between Google domains, or between two accounts on the same domain. Migrator is far faster and more accurate than manual methods for moving data, ensuring that you get the job done quickly and get users back to work. Migrator will be in beta for several weeks then will be released to the public in June.
Several groups of Backupify customers have expressed a need for Migrator for Google Apps: companies who have purchased another firm and want to transfer the users to the new domain, admins who want to transfer the data from a departing employee to a new user, and universities who regularly transfer students to an alumni domain. In all these cases, Migrator ensures a swift, accurate and secure transfer of data. If you’re interested you can sign up for Migrator for Google Apps here.
Wait, wait (I can hear you thinking) – this isn’t backup! That’s true; it’s not backup. Despite our name, Backupify isn’t just about backup. We’re about helping businesses control their data in the cloud, and while backup is a big part of that, it’s not the whole story. We’re not moving out of the backup space, far from it – we have Backup for Salesforce in beta right now and it will be released shortly. We’ll continue to create great backup tools for additional SaaS applications and improve the services we already offer.
But at the same time we recognize that the challenge companies face in both moving to the cloud and managing their online information is broader than just backing up data, so we’ll continue to look for ways to help. Our goal is to empower your organization to establish the same level of control and convenience in the cloud that you have with your on-premises data.
On that note, we’d love to hear any suggestions you have about other services or tools that would make your life easier as your organization evaluates, migrates to, or uses cloud applications. Thanks for all your thoughts, and keep an eye out for Migrator for Google Apps public launch next month.