journey to adopt, protect, and manage cloud investments. The company recently opened affiliate offices in India and the Philippines and has been named a CRN Next Gen Channel Partner three years in a row.
unaTek Solutions is a premier provider of IT Consulting Services, Technology Solutions, and Staffing Services. Founded in 2015 by proven IT executives, their experience and expertise with leading technologies and best practices enables them to contribute a seasoned, broad-based perspective to organizations. LunaTek Solutions is proud to be labeled as one of the best modern technology partners in the U.S., working with Fortune 500 and startup companies alike, driving cloud-first initiatives, programs, and technologies, creating meaningful software solutions that overcome complex enterprise challenges, and an industry-leading provider of cloud-enabled corporate IT managed services.
In 2019, LunaTek Solutions, on behalf of their client, Prepaid Technologies, approached Coolhead Tech following the acquisition of a division of Karmic Labs. As part of the integration of the two companies, LunaTek sought Coolhead Tech’s migration expertise to consolidate users from two separate environments – Office 365 and G Suite – into a third, standalone G Suite domain. Through a close teaming agreement between the two Austin-based shops, the team delivered a tailored solution for Prepaid’s unique situation, using the BitTitan MigrationWiz solution.
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Following the acquisition, Prepaid faced a consolidation challenge: the fintech company needed to move about 50 users from their existing Office 365 tenant and about 50 users from Karmic Labs’ G Suite environment into another existing instance of G Suite.
“A big advantage for companies in migration projects like these is stakeholder participation,” said Rob Ernst, Strategy Solutions Consultant for Coolhead Tech.
Like all types of migration projects, success lies in preparation. After developing a consolidation project plan, Coolhead Tech went on-site to test migrations on important accounts, such as executive assistants, to correct any specific user issues and confirm all other users would migrate smoothly the following weekend. Another key watchpoint was ensuring settings on the Destination domain – such as eDiscovery policies – wouldn’t undo work from the migration. For Coolhead Tech, communicating migration challenges like these with end users and including them in the migration planning is non-negotiable.
“Having PrePaid’s IT Director and their local MSP taking charge of the project itself–being involved in the planning and execution–was critical to the success of consolidating these accounts into a single environment.”
Once the plan was defined and testing was complete, Coolhead Tech went ahead with the full migration, using MigrationWiz.