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Microsoft acquires cloud migration company Mover

Microsoft announced Monday that it has acquired Canada-based cloud file migration company Mover, not to be confused with the Bellevue-based cloud migration company Movere, which Microsoft acquired in September.

It’s the tech giant’s 13th acquisition this year, more than half of which intended to bolster Microsoft’s cloud offerings.

Jeff Teper, corporate vice president of Micrisoft 365, said in a statement that the acquisition will help more customers migrate their files to the cloud platform. 

Mover supports migration to Microsoft OneDrive and SharePoint from more than a dozen other cloud service providers, including Dropbox and Google Drive. Mover co-founder and CEO Eric Warnkesaid in a statement the company’s Microsoft 365 content migrations are among the fastest in the world.

“The Mover team also brings deep expertise and migration technology, which advances Microsoft’s commitment to providing organizations of all sizes with the right tools, people and partners to successfully migrate to the Microsoft Cloud,” Teper said. 

Warnke founded Mover in 2012 in Edmonton, Canada, and its employees will remain based there after joining Microsoft. The company has since migrated more than 115 billion files to Microsoft’s cloud platform.

Microsoft declined to disclose the number of employees it will add from Mover or financial terms of the deal. In the company’s 2019 fiscal year it spent $9.1 billion on acquisitions, including its $7.5 billion all-stock acquisition of Github.

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By Paxtyn Merten  – Staff writer, Puget Sound Business Journal

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