Is G Suite Migrate right for my organization?

G Suite Migrate allows you to quickly move large amounts of content into a G Suite account. With G Suite Migrate you can manage large-scale migrations into multiple G Suite core services from a single place.

You can run G Suite Migrate from the cloud or on premises, or as a combination of the two. The product operates separately on your managed software so administrators can control the timing and destination of a migration.

Your data stays secure on your network. Data that’s migrated to G Suite is still owned by you and Google does not sell your data to third parties. There is no advertising in G Suite and we never collect or use data from G Suite services for any advertising purposes.

Who is G Suite Migrate for?

G Suite Migrate is specifically targeted to enterprise and corporate customers. It’s designed for clients with complicated environments and substantial corporate data sets.

To use G Suite Migrate, you must have one of the following G Suite editions (compare editions):

  • G Suite Business
  • G Suite Enterprise
  • G Suite Enterprise for Education
  • G Suite Essentials
  • G Suite Enterprise Essentials

If you do not have a required edition of G Suite, there are other tools you can use. For details, see Migrate your organization’s data to G Suite and the G Suite migration tools product matrix.

Which products can I migrate from using G Suite Migrate?

You can migrate your enterprise or corporate data from Microsoft® Exchange, SharePoint®, file share, or Box®.

Source environment Requirements
Enterprise servers
  • Exchange 2010, 2013, and 2016
  • Exchange Online

For information on additional Exchange tools and resources, see Migrate from Exchange or Office 365 to G Suite.

Collaboration tools
  • SharePoint 2010, 2013, and 2016
  • SharePoint Online
  • Microsoft OneDrive® for Business
  • Box
File systems
  • File shares

For information on migrating your organization’s data from other source environments like PST files, IMAP servers, and HCL® Notes® and Domino®(formerly IBM® Notes and Domino), see Migrate your organization’s data to G Suite and the G Suite migration tools product matrix.

Should I migrate data on premises or in the cloud?

We recommend migrating data in the cloud using Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

GCP allows you to get started quickly because there’s no infrastructure to purchase and maintain. Migrations are also faster because all Google Compute Engine node servers are connected within the same zone and on the same service account. This setup reduces latency and improves overall migration performance because G Suite APIs have a quicker response time.

While GCP is strongly recommended, you may use on-premises hardware or a different cloud provider if needed.