SOURCE: Mimosa Systems

Mimosa Systems

January 27, 2010 09:00 ET

EDC Standardizes on Mimosa NearPoint to Deliver Unified Email Archive to Support Mac and PC Users in 35 Countries

Global Non-Profit Organization Reduces Its Exchange Message Stores by 60 Percent With Mimosa's Next-Generation Archiving Solution

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - January 27, 2010) - Mimosa Systems, the leader in next-generation email archiving, file archiving and SharePoint archiving solutions, today announced that EDC, a global non-profit organization, has standardized on Mimosa NearPoint™ as its unified email archiving solution of choice. After deploying NearPoint, EDC has been able to reduce email production storage requirements for its Exchange message stores by 60 percent while enabling self-service search and discovery capabilities for its mix of Mac and PC users.

EDC is a non-profit organization that designs, delivers and evaluates innovative programs to address some of the world's most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic opportunity. Working with public-sector and private partners, EDC harnesses the power of people and systems to improve education, health promotion and care, workforce preparation, communications technologies, and civic engagement.

Currently, EDC is conducting 350 projects in 35 countries. These programs include the research, training and education needed to build the knowledge and skills that make possible a deeper understanding of the world, and engage learners as active, problem-solving participants. To support its programs, EDC employees and partners around the world communicate primarily through email. Yet, as the organization's global base expands, EDC's Exchange 2007 email infrastructure has seen exponential growth. Because the organization retains all email records, its email system was causing a significant resource drain.

"Not only are our global teams dispersed, much of our U.S. based team telecommutes so we were continuing to face the challenges of PST sprawl, which made it very difficult to find and manage email records," said Katy Cassidy, systems administrator, EDC. "In addition, our Exchange server was taking a serious hit on performance and we were continuously in need of added capacity, which made email management both expensive and complicated."

To solve its email management challenges, EDC selected Mimosa NearPoint to centralize the organization's email content into an integrated archive. As a result, EDC has optimized its Exchange server performance by moving older content to the Mimosa archive residing on more cost-effective secondary storage.

"NearPoint gave us a unified archive without using journaling so that it wouldn't put any strain on the performance of our production Exchange server," added Cassidy. "It also reduced our Exchange message stores from 2TB to 800GB, eliminating the need to buy additional tier one storage. It has also been very intuitive for our users to operate. They can now easily search and recover their own emails, reducing their reliance on our IT team."

For EDC, key benefits of NearPoint include:

--  Next-Generation Architecture: Mimosa NearPoint's unique architecture
    does not require journaling or any agents on either the Exchange server or
    user desktops. This "zero footprint" architecture ensures that there is no
    impact on production Exchange server performance.
--  Storage Management and PST Archiving: Using NearPoint, EDC's Exchange
    administrator defines policies that allow mailboxes on Exchange servers to
    be extended to the NearPoint server using parameters such as message size,
    age, and mailbox quota. This has reduced production mail storage
    requirements by 60 percent. For managing offline email contained in PST
    files, the NearPoint PST Archiving Option crawls and uploads PST files to
    the NearPoint archive, where they are centrally managed and searched for
    email discovery.
--  Self-service Search of Archived Data: EDC employees have seamless
    self-service access to their archived data, enabling them to find
    potentially lost or deleted messages without IT assistance.
    

"NearPoint continues to be the solution of choice for organizations, like EDC, that struggle with fast-growing email volume," said Scott Whitney, vice president product management of Mimosa Systems. "Through a combination of our unique 'zero footprint' architecture, advanced storage management features and end user transparency, NearPoint delivers the unified email archiving solution organizations need to eliminate the complexity of both managing and archiving Exchange information."

About Mimosa NearPoint

Mimosa NearPoint addresses critical customer requirements around archiving, eDiscovery, regulatory compliance, business continuity, and storage optimization in a unified solution. Mimosa NearPoint proactively captures email, files, SharePoint content and instant messages; and provides legal search workflow, employee supervision, immediate mailbox and message recovery, disaster recovery, and self-service search and access in one solution. By leveraging cost-effective storage and advanced classification rules, NearPoint also optimizes content storage and reduces overall infrastructure costs.

About Mimosa

Mimosa Systems, Inc. delivers next-generation email, file and SharePoint archiving solutions for information immediacy, discovery, and continuity. Mimosa NearPoint is the industry's most comprehensive unstructured information management software solution for email, files, collaboration systems and instant messages, enabling archiving, eDiscovery, storage management, and recovery in a unified solution. Mimosa is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, recognized for its competencies in networking infrastructure solutions, ISV/software solutions, and advanced infrastructure solutions. For more information, visit http://www.mimosasystems.com.

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