- November 22, 2022
Infrastructure Modernization is a trendy new phrase you will hear from industry experts and read about in IT-related articles. In simple terms, infrastructure modernization describes a major shift taking place from on premise applications to cloud-based applications. When properly deployed, new cloud-based applications can dramatically reduce your CAPEX spending in favor of low cost software services.
One of the best examples of infrastructure modernization is the move to the cloud-based Microsoft Office 365. An analysis of 27 million employees performed by Skyhigh Networks, a cloud security firm based in Campbell, Calif., showed that “in the last two years, Office 365 has eclipsed all other cloud providers to emerge as the most widely used enterprise cloud service by user count,” according to Skyhigh’s 14-page report.
Office 365 is a cloud service licensed on a subscription basis. It supports all of the most used Office applications (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and delivers valuable collaboration and sharing applications; namely SharePoint Online, Skype for Business and OneDrive for Business.
Office 365 Migration Tips
When moving to Office 365, you first migrate the ‘live’ email from Exchange Server to a live mailbox in Office 365, and if your organization has a legacy email archive application, you migrate the ‘archive’ email to an Office 365 archive mailbox. Once the migration is complete, you can retire the Exchange Server and legacy email archive system eliminating the cost of expensive annual hardware and software support agreements as well as any additional overhead.
When moving to Office 365, there are several important questions to consider:
Archive2Azure is Archive360’s Archival Storage Solution that complements Office 365 for long term retention of unstructured, low touch, or grey data. Departed employees are a perfect example. Email content for these ex-employees’ data can be stored in Office 365 with no individual license cost; however the same is not true for SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. Depending on the amount of unstructured data you store, if you exceed SharePoint Online and OneDrive storage limits, you will incur additional cost.
Archive2Azure provides automated retention/disposition, indexing on demand, encryption, search, review, and production – all important components of a low cost, searchable storage solution. Given the clear cost advantages of the Microsoft Azure cloud, it’s no surprise many companies are looking to Archive2Azure as a complement to Office 365 for long term archival of unstructured grey content.
Your legal, compliance and security teams rely on having an immutable copy of all of your emails. Office 365 archiving does not support journaling. So what should we do?
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