CASE STUDY Migrating 3rd Party Archives to the Cloud International Economics Consulting Firm Securely Moves Legacy Data Headquartered in London and with over 100 Explained Soper, Frontier Economics is a economists around the world, Frontier is involved Our incumbent email archive supplier leading economics consulting in some of the most interesting, topical and had recently undergone a buyout which high profile issues in the world of business and had a detrimental effect on support and firm that delivers tailor- economics. updates. We also calculated we could save made advice to businesses, Frontier’s highly distributed and mobile workforce considerable costs in terms of servers, relies heavily on its Microsoft Exchange email storage and ongoing maintenance if we were regulators and policy- system to conduct business. According able to decommission our legacy archive makers. to Andrew Soper, IT Manager at Frontier Economics, Moving their existing archives into Mimecast was not going to be a case of flicking a switch. For our size of organisation we generate a lot First, our existing archives were in a proprietary of email traffic and use up a lot of storage. format and we needed a way of extracting Keeping our email stores as small as emails in line with Mimecast’s needs. And, possible improves their efficiency. It also because our staff were used to clicking on means they will be quicker to restore in the shortcuts to retrieve items, we needed to tackle event of a disaster these too. We called in email archive experts, Essential Computing for advice. They helped Having to recover from a disaster was a close us understand the different considerations of call in 2009, when a fire broke out close to the our migration and devised the best strategy for company’s offices. Recalls Soper, data extraction and for limiting the impact on our staff and processes The incident brought into sharp focus the vulnerability of our email and other key Powered by TransVault, the extraction phase services upon which the business relies. We was completed within just 2 weeks and what immediately started looking at ways to build could have been an extremely tricky and time- more resilience into our email service consuming job for Frontier’s IT team was handled, end-to-end, by Essential. Andrew Over the last 2 years Frontier had been using an Benefits onsite email archiving system from Autonomy Knight, the Essential consultant managing the migration project explained, (known as ZANTAZ EAS) to offload its Exchange • TransVault has become the de facto servers. After the initial requirements discussion and way to quickly and securely move email. Following extensive research into the best fit health check of Frontier’s existing archive, we • With support for over 800 archive for their company, Frontier elected to work were able to oversee the restores and extractions format combinations, TransVault with Mimecast, a software as a service (SAAS) remotely. At the end of the service we delivered maintains chain-of-custody throughout, company specialising in providing hosted a report that documented all the emails and ensuring compliance. email continuity, email hygiene (including anti- mailboxes that were handed to Mimecast. This • TransVault manages legacy shortcuts spam and anti-virus) and archive services for gave Frontier management peace of mind that no to avoid end user confusion. Microsoft Exchange sites. data was missed out • Using TransVault, Frontier Economics On learning Mimecast offered unlimited hosted was able to ensure their legacy email email storage, Frontier’s IT team started to records were accurately and securely investigate the potential for shifting its legacy extracted to the cloud. archived emails into the cloud. www.TransVault.com For more details and supported TransVault platforms contact your nearest authorized reseller. info@TransVault.com | North & South America: 646.808.0407 | EMEA & AsiaPac: +44 (0) 3333 404433 TransVault Migrator is a trademark of TransVault. Microsoft Exchange 2010, Outlook and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. All other copyrights and trademarks acknowledged.
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