Archive Elimination

Posted on : 02 Sep 2014

Archive Elimination

Microsoft Exchange 2013, Office 365 and indeed third-party cloud archive providers such as Mimecast have evolved as viable alternatives to dedicated on-premise email archives. Migrating existing archives and eliminating them in favor of native email platforms, or cloud based archives is a common approach which simplifies management and frees up existing resources. ArchiveShuttle provides the perfect platform for migration of existing email archives to modern email platforms, both on-premise and cloud. The peer-to-peer migration architecture and wide choice of source platforms make archive migration and elimination easy. Archive Shuttle is able to export the Enterprise Vault archived data directly into Exchange, either into the primary or the secondary Archive or Mailbox. And for those customers wishing to move data to Office 365

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Storage Migration

Posted on : 02 Sep 2014

Storage Migration

Over time storage requirements, best practices and hardware change. During the early years of Enterprise Vault EMC's Centera platform was the platform of choice for many organizations however it is now "end-of-life" with all of the support difficulties that entails. ArchiveShuttle allows you to easily swap-out legacy storage platforms and switch to more cost-efficient platforms for email archiving on its own, or as part of an infrastructure modernization

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Architecture Redesign

Posted on : 02 Sep 2014

Architecture Redesign

When email archiving was first adopted by organizations an architecture that suited at the time would have been implemented. But requirements change over time. The number of users being supported may have increased significantly for example, or perhaps new departments are also being archived. And as manufacturers develop their software and hardware additional facilities may become available. For example Enterprise Vault version 11 is way superior to older versions, and an implementation today may look very different from the way it would have been done under Enterprise Vault version 8. The flexibility of ArchiveShuttle, and the fact that migration activities are transparent to users, mean that re-architecture projects can be undertaken without business

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Archive Consolidation

Posted on : 02 Sep 2014

Archive Consolidation

Most companies that have been archiving email for any length of time are likely to have many different archives distributed across the organization. In many cases those archives will be platformed on the same technology, but perhaps different versions. For example multiple archives using Symantec Enterprise Vault may exist. Organizations that have grown through merger and acquisition may find that multiple technologies are in use and to reduce support costs and risks it is desirable to consolidate these onto a single platform. In all these cases ArchiveShuttle provides an ideal platform for email archive

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Can EV installations be consolidated?

Posted on : 07 Aug 2014

Yes, Archive Shuttle is able to consolidate remote Enterprise Vault sites into a single centralized site. Since the exporter and importer modules are separate applications this consolidation can even take place with disconnected sites.
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Can EV stores be split?

Posted on : 07 Aug 2014

Yes. You can move user’s archives from one Vault Stores to another. Simply select one or more user archive and define the destination Vault Store. The deletion or rename of the source archive is done automatically during the

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Can archives be merged?

Posted on : 07 Aug 2014

Yes. If you have two different Enterprise Vault sites, you can use Archive Shuttle to merge those two sites into a third one or you can simply export a complete Enterprise Vault installation and integrate it into an existing site.
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Multiple Sources and Targets

Posted on : 04 Aug 2014

Multiple Sources and Targets

For maximum flexibility ArchiveShuttle supports migration between a multitude of archive sources and archive or mailbox targets. The include:
Sources
  • Symantec Enterprise Vault
  • The HP archive family including Zantaz and Autonomy
  • Sherpa Archive Attender
  • EMC Source One (coming soon)
  • EMC EmailXtender (coming soon)
Targets
  • Symantec Enterprise Vault
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Mimecast
  • Proofpoint
  • Global Relay
In addition ArchiveShuttle can import from PST Files, .eml and .msg files allowing even more flexibility for migration. The modular nature of ArchiveShuttle means that each source and target is optimized according to their own requirements. Each target system is unique and treated differently for the best possible experience. As an example, QUADROtech has implemented functionality to take advantage of the latest Office 365 “capabilities” and is working closely with Microsoft to implement advanced migration technology into

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Logging and Audit

Posted on : 04 Aug 2014

Logging and Auditing

It is essential that any archive migration maintains a full audit trail and log of activities. Preserving the chain of custody in compliant environments requires documentation steps in each step of the process. But this isn't just about passive reporting, it requires an active approach. ArchiveShuttle delivers a robust auditing engine which logs each step in the migration workflow while validating that the data has not been corrupted or tampered with in any way during the migration. The migration of each item is recorded in ArchiveShuttle’s database with several metadata properties, like its unique ID in the source, the item date, the retention category, etc. Each successful step in the migration workflow of this item will be recorded in the audit

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Coordinated Peer-to-Peer Architecture

Posted on : 04 Aug 2014

Coordinated Peer-to-Peer Architecture

ArchiveShuttle employs a coordinated peer-to-peer architecture that is designed for maximum scalability and resiliency. The coordination is carried out by a CORE server which passes instructions to peer-level agents that are responsible for extraction, ingestion, synchronization, switching etc. This approach ensures central coordination, control and reporting while providing a totally scalable solution with multiple agents carrying out the heavy lifting.
ArchiveShuttle - Architecture
In the simplified example above, which represents the migration of a single archive from Enterprise Vault to Microsoft Exchange 2013, a workflow will be executed as follows:

1) The CORE will identify an available source agent and send an export command detailing the export criteria 2) The source agent will

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