How are Enterprises Migrating Data from Dropbox to Google Drive?

Large enterprises usually face more set of challenges when migrating high volumes of data from Dropbox to Google Drive as compared to smaller-sized businesses. Well, at least that’s how it has been with the large-scale migrations we have strategized and successfully performed for some of the world’s most renowned enterprises.

By working with large-sized enterprises and enabling them to migrate secure and flawlessly over the years, we have identified patterns across a wide range of key parameters, including:

  • The common use cases that drive large enterprises to migrate
  • The roadmap and timeline planning processes that many enterprises align with
  • The pain points associated with transitioning the large-scale workforce

By deriving actionable insights from these patterns, we have laid out a framework that explores the way large-scale enterprises have been migrating data from Dropbox to Google Drive with migration solutions from third-party vendors like us. We recommend using the insights to inform your enterprise organization’s migration strategy.

All Enterprises Migrate in Phases, With a Granular Approach

All the large enterprises we have worked with in the past have migrated their large user base in phases. This approach, which we highly recommend (to SMBs as well), involves:

  • Segregating the total number of users to migrate into several batches
  • Validating each user batch as and when they are migrated to Google Drive

This phased approach creates headroom for enterprises to granularly map the user accounts and validate user mapping pairs after migration completion. By segregating the users into manageable batches, our enterprise customers have been able to:

  • Lower the risk of mis-mapping the user accounts or eliminating inaccuracies in custom mapping
  • Mitigate the risk of overusing API calls, which otherwise, can lead to API rate throttling
  • Validate the migrated user batches and onboard them gradually to Google Workspace

Consolidation is a Common Migration Use Case for Large Enterprises

Many large-sized enterprises that choose us as their migration partner share a commonality, and that is the migration use case of consolidating into a single cloud office suite. And in most cases, it is either Google Workspace or Microsoft 365; both of them being complete cloud office suites.

More than most of our past enterprise customers planned to consolidate to:

  • Simplify the licensing structure
  • Lower cloud-based operational costs
  • Improve user/team collaboration
  • Reinforce security and compliance

Case study: Intuit had planned to consolidate into Google Workspace by moving away from Dropbox and other cloud storage platforms. With our migration team, Intuit devised a migration roadmap highly specific to their use case. Our team also helped them overcome challenges, such as API rate limits, along the way. You can learn more about it from our Intuit case study.

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