Manage an email migration from GroupWise to Office 365 with minimum user disruption and find an easy way to retrieve archived emails so that mail boxes could be streamlined. The solution needed to be secure to meet compliance requirements.
With its email infrastructure firmly rooted in GroupWise, Micro Focus GroupWise Disaster Recovery, powered by Reload, saved the day on a couple of occasions when servers crashed and data was potentially lost. The solution performs nightly backups of the PCS GroupWise system. These backups are then made available via a standard GroupWise Post Office Agent to which PCS users can connect to recover their mail in the event of a system failure.
When PCS decided to move its company email service from GroupWise to Office 365 suite, it needed to address its email retention policies, as Andrew Simpson, Head of ITT and Facilities at PCS, explains: “GroupWise could hold a lot more mail than Office 365 could. We were facing the choice of a further substantial cost to invest in more Office 365 mail servers to hold our existing emails, or finding an easily accessible mail archiving solution. We were already disrupting our users by moving email system, and wanted to find a solution which would make the migration as seamless and transparent to the end users as possible.”