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Mimosa Systems

October 14, 2009 09:00 ET

Mimosa and NetApp Partner to Provide Shadowless Archive to Streamline Storage Management and Data Protection for Microsoft Exchange

Leaders in Exchange Archiving and Disaster Recovery Collaborate to Reduce the Cost of Storing, Retaining, Retrieving and Recovering Exchange Data in a Unified Solution

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - October 14, 2009) - Mimosa Systems, the leader in next-generation email, file, and SharePoint archiving solutions, today announced further integration between Mimosa NearPoint™ and NetApp® storage and data management solutions. Together, the two companies have developed a comprehensive solution for shadowless archiving, storage management and data protection for Microsoft Exchange environments.

The Mimosa NearPoint archive leverages NetApp's Snapshot™ technology as the source for archived data and the compliant archival of data capture for all Exchange database transactions and events. This includes all email, moves, message deletes, calendar items and contacts. In addition, customers can simplify application data management leveraging NetApp's SnapManager for Microsoft Exchange, which automates complex, manual, and time-consuming processes associated with the backup, recovery, and verification of Exchange Server databases while eliminating the need to implement Exchange Journaling.

"Today's business users rely on Microsoft Exchange as a business-critical application. As a result, uncontrolled email growth can be crippling to IT budgets," said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Solutions Marketing for NetApp. "Together, NetApp and Mimosa are working to deliver deeper integration to curtail the spiraling management costs IT organizations face in storing, retaining, retrieving, and recovering Exchange data."

A good example of the value of Mimosa and NetApp's integration is at work in the Chichester School District. With 4,000 K-12 students supported by a teaching staff of 700, the Chichester School District in Boothwyn, Pa. protects its data using a NetApp SAN. To further safeguard and manage its email content, Chichester standardized on Mimosa NearPoint to enable simplified content management, disaster recovery and record retention requirements in a unified solution.

"We needed an archiving solution to free our users from mailbox limit constraints and reduce our overall storage costs," said Tim McGrath, senior network administrator, Chichester School District. "Mimosa NearPoint was the only solution we evaluated that could deliver an all in one solution without impacting the performance of our Exchange server. The expanded integration between Mimosa NearPoint and NetApp's SnapManager for Exchange will deliver additional value to organizations that need to archive and store content long-term for compliance purposes."

In addition to the new integration with NetApp SnapManager for Exchange, Mimosa NearPoint also offers comprehensive integration with several other NetApp technologies, including NetApp SnapManager® for SQL Server, SnapDrive®, SnapMirror®, and FlexVol®. The integration leverages NetApp's cascading Snapshot technology for archived data protection, resulting in a combined solution that features a storage footprint that is smaller to deploy, faster to recover and lower in overall management costs.

The NetApp-Mimosa solution also centralizes the management of disaster recovery and retention policies so IT organizations can assure compliance with corporate governance and regulatory mandates while streamlining overall storage management processes for user generated content including email, calendar information, IMs and files. Ultimately, this reduces overall management costs while increasing IT administration staff productivity.

"Our ongoing integration partnership with NetApp enables Mimosa to assure seamless protection of the entire messaging environment -- from the Exchange Server to the archive while lowering storage costs," said T.M. Ravi, CEO, Mimosa Systems. "The NetApp-Mimosa combination assures the best-in-class archiving companies' demand for the critical Exchange data that has become the vital core of their business operations."

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. Mimosa was founded in 2003 and is based in Santa Clara, California, with offices in Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan, China, Australia, and India. For more information, visit

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