Microsoft announces acquisition of a Canadian startup Mover

microsoft acquires mover

The customer demand for moving content to the cloud continues to grow. To augment growth in this space, Microsoft has announced that it has acquired migration expert Mover for an undisclosed sum.

Mover is a Canadian startup that was founded by the co-founding duo Eric Warnke and Mark Fossen in 2012. Today, it is well-known for its deep expertise and cloud migration technology. The Canadian startup supports migration from cloud providers including DropBox, Egnyte, Google Drive, and Box.

People all over the world have woken up to the benefits of cloud computing and are excited about moving to a cloud environment. This is driving the demand for migration technologies. Integration of Mover will help Microsoft make cloud migration easier for its customers.

Microsoft on its blog wrote: “Together with Mover, we’ll continue to provide customers with fast and reliable migrations to the cloud, with best practices and security and more connectors to more source systems, ultimately making the move into Microsoft 365 as seamless and cost effective as possible.”

Microsoft already offers FastTrack to support cloud file migrations. The company’s SharePoint Migration Tool also helps customers migrate their content from on-prem SharePoint sites and files shares to Microsoft 365. Acquisition of Mover will help the IT giant improve upon its offerings in this space.