Is Google Workspace Migrate right for my organization?

Supported editions for this feature: Business Standard and Plus; Enterprise; Education Plus; G Suite Business; Essentials.  Compare your edition

Google Workspace Migrate allows you to move large amounts of content into a Google Workspace domain. With Google Workspace Migrate, you can manage large-scale migrations into multiple Google Workspace core services from a single place.

You can run Google Workspace 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 on your network. You retain ownership of the data migrated to Google Workspace and Google does not sell your data to third parties. There’s no advertising in Google Workspace and we never collect or use data from Google Workspace services for any advertising purposes.

Who is Google Workspace Migrate for?

Google Workspace Migrate is targeted to enterprise and corporate customers. It’s designed for clients with complicated environments and large corporate data sets.

If you do not have a supported edition (above), there are other products you can use. For details, go to Migrate your organization’s data to Google Workspace or to the Google Workspace migration product matrix.

From which sources can I import data?

You can migrate your enterprise or corporate data from these data sources.

Source environment Requirements
Enterprise servers
  • Microsoft Exchange 2010, 2013, and 2016
  • Microsoft Exchange Online (Microsoft Office 365)

For information on other Exchange utilities and resources, go to Migrate from Exchange or Office 365 to Google Workspace.

Collaboration products
  • Microsoft SharePoint 2010, 2013, and 2016
  • Microsoft SharePoint Online
  • Microsoft OneDrive for Business
  • Box
  • Google Workspace
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, go to Migrate your organization’s data to Google Workspace or to the Google Workspace migration product matrix.

Should I migrate data on-premises or in the cloud?

We recommend migrating data in the cloud using Google Cloud.

Google Cloud allows you to quickly get started 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 Google Workspace APIs have a quicker response time.

While Google Cloud is recommended, you can use on-premises hardware or a different cloud provider if needed.


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