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Messaging Continuity: Ensuring High Availability For Microsoft Exchange

How IT Professionals Can Apply New Technology To A Traditional Staple

October 9, 2007

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A majority of firms now point to email as one of the most critical applications in their business — and Microsoft Exchange is by far the most widely deployed email platform. And it's not just about email any longer; Exchange is the backbone for corporatewide communication and collaboration. It has become so inextricably linked to company productivity that any downtime can result in business screeching to a grinding halt. As a result, IT professionals are rushing to improve Exchange availability with dedicated, highly redundant storage; next-generation backup technologies; and clustering. As a result, a healthy third-party ecosystem has grown to meet the range of availability requirements. Microsoft also recognized the demand for greater availability and added numerous high-availability capabilities to Exchange Server 2007 such as Cluster Continuous Replication (CCR). You must now compare the native capabilities of Exchange with third-party offerings to determine if they overlap or complement each other and how to architect the solution that best meets your availability requirements and budget.

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