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Daily Digest: June 18, 2008
Content Control, Compliance, Archiving, E-Discovery, & Data Leak Prevention

Advanced Discovery Services Chooses MetaLINCS E-Discovery Software Suite (Comments?)
Leading E-Discovery Analysis Capability Improves Litigation Readiness with Early Case Assessment and Risk Reduction

Jatheon Technologies Archives E-mail Assets for Marquest (Comments?)  

Messaging & Collaboration

Protus Acquires Campaigner (Comments?)
Addition of SaaS based Campaigner Email Marketing Services Extends Protus' Rapid Growth in SMB Market

AppRiver Is the Only Hosting Provider to Offer Apple iPhone 2.0 Users Optimized Wireless Email (Comments?)
AppRiver to provide enhanced email performance for upgraded Apple iPhone 2.0

Dotster Announces Dotster Connect, First All-in-One Social Networking Solution for Businesses of All Sizes (Comments?)
Web Hosting Leader Unveils Powerful Way For Companies To Connect With Customers Where Social Networking Does Business-Tailored For Small, Mid-Size and Enterprise

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The Storage Impact of Email Archiving
What are the storage consequences of email archiving?

Email servers send and receive hundreds of emails per day per user. Using an average size of 100KB, a single user can easily generate tens-of-megabytes of new data daily. Even a small organization faces a total email load of hundreds-of-megabytes per day. Larger ones face gigabytes per day. There is thus no such thing as a "small" email archiving solution.

Most email archiving products have difficulty with the quantity and volume of emails they must handle. As a result, storage is worth considering carefully during evaluations. Some pertinent issues are:

  • How much storage is required for a typical user per month?
  • How much storage is required to archive PST files?
  • How is the data stored? On the file system in managed folders or in a database?
  • Is the archive data de-duplicated?
  • Is the archive data compressed?
  • Is the archive solution supported on a virtual server? Note that archiving is disk I/O intensive, and often VM doesn't work well.
  • What storage hardware does the solution support? DAS? SAN? iSCSI? NAS?
  • What happens when I run out of storage? Can more be added with minimal interruption?
  • How is the archive data protected? Daily tape backup? Can it replicated for DR?

... Bob Spurzem



Upcoming Reports & Events

Cost-Effective Alternatives to Exchange
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
10:00am Pacific, 1:00pm Eastern, 6:00pm UK, 7:00pm CET. One hour.

Microsoft Exchange is the dominant messaging and collaboration server for in-house organizational use. However, some organizations are seeking alternatives to Exchange--perhaps because they are cost-sensitive, have a Linux strategy, or need to deploy larger mailboxes. In this webinar, Ferris analyst Richi Jennings and Sina Miri of PostPath map the landscape for Exchange alternatives. The webinar concludes with a Q&A period.

To register for the webinar, click here. For more information, click here.

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Ferris Research studies messaging, and the control of electronic information. More specifically, we help IT staff evaluate and implement products and services that:

  • Provide messaging and collaborative technologies
  • Archive electronic information
  • Ensure compliance with corporate policy, industry regulations, and laws
  • Facilitate e-discovery, and contain its costs
  • Reduce the dangers of information leaks

Email is the most important type of electronic information that requires control today. Other important types include instant messages, Sharepoint teamspaces, images, voice, video, and miscellaneous desktop files.

We've been in business since 1990--longer than any other analyst firm in our field:

  • Clients include 300 of the world's 1,000 largest organizations, and computer vendors from the largest corporations to small startups
  • While other analysts have come and gone, we've published more than 200 formal reports and 1,100 short bulletins
  • Our news service covers more than 2,000 highly specialized announcements annually
  • We have nine experts in our research team, sharing many decades of experience in our core competencies

In short, our technology and industry depth helps you understand today's products, where they've come from and where they're going.

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