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Automated PST identification, migration and elimination

QUADROtech PST FlightDeck is the industry’s most advanced solution for identifying, migrating and eliminating PSTs from the enterprise. It is ideal for migration to targets such as Office 365/Exchange Online, Exchange 2013, Enterprise Vault (EV) migrations, and hybrid configurations.

Migrating, consolidating and eliminating files with PST FlightDeck reduces security vulnerabilities, bolsters compliance, and enables robust, multi-platform email availability.

What does PST FlightDeck do?

PST FlightDeck locates PST files wherever they are, processes them, ingests them into the new platform, and deletes the old files. Suitable for enterprises of all sizes, PST FlightDeck has a minimal learning curve to help you de-risk migration projects and realize benefits faster than any comparable tool.

  • Scans local drives, attached USB devices, network shares.
  • Detailed reporting of PST location and size.
  • Manages user policies, interaction, notification and authorizations.
  • Secure, automatic centralization with intelligent bandwidth control and no user downtime.
  • Filtering, verification, de-duplication, password removal, and corruption repair.
  • Rapid ingestion into new platform and automated elimination of old PSTs.

PST FlightDeck provides a full audit trail. Its core module contains the business logic, and additional modules are deployed according to the migration scenario.

Advanced Extraction Technology

Advanced Extraction Technology (AET) examines individual items, locates them, repairs them and then migrates them, removing any need to use MAPI technology.

If one data file is corrupt AET ingests the rest, attempts to repair the corrupt item, and flags if it is unable to. This ensures as much data is extracted and ingested as possible.

Key features

Powerful Office 365 capabilities

Optimized batching, reduced data sizes and intelligent Office 365 handling for superior ingestion speeds.

Scanning intelligence

6-factor owner analysis determines PST ownership more accurately than similar tools, reducing administrative effort and time.

Active user policy management

CollectProfile technology sets different policies based on local environment, regional restrictions, platform, language, regulatory and infrastructure constraints.

No interruption to IT services

Active Bandwidth Management for complex networks prevents disruption to critical services and schedules PST collection according to local bandwidth.

Advanced exception handling

Automated verification, repair, de-duplication and detection of empty files reduces comparable mapping and import workload by 17 percent.

Master/slave configuration

Prevents need to transfer data over corporate network, helps reduce service provider bandwidth throttling, retains single console control.

Industry’s fastest ingestion for Office 365

Advanced Ingestion Protocol provides incredible Office 365 ingestion speeds when compared to traditional EWS or MAPI methods.

Key benefits

  • Find files other methods often miss. Fast search and scan for devices, shares, and removable media.
  • Reduce licensing cost for archives. Leavers’ mailboxes are automatically ingested and then remain discoverable while license is revoked and repurposed.
  • Maximize speed and save network resources. Dynamically manages speed based on user profiles and local bandwidth.
  • Automate standard tasks. Identifies PST users more accurately than any comparable tool, removes passwords and fixes interrupted ingestions on the fly.
  • Keep users working. Secure transfer with uninterrupted access. Upload and ingestion while Outlook is in use.
  • Keep users informed. Automated email communications throughout process, with web-based helpdesk built into management console.
  • Central management and auditing. Even in multi-site environments all actions can be run from a single admin console.
  • Save storage. De-duplication prevents redundant/backup PST ingestions. Filtering of old and irrelevant data saves additional space. Failed uploads are prevented.

QUADROtech and Microsoft

QUADROtech is a Microsoft Managed Partner with direct access to Microsoft developers through our Gold Application Development/Messaging, and Silver Data Platform competencies. We were named one of the 100 most promising Microsoft Solution Providers by CIO Review in 2015.

Our expertise is recognized by Microsoft itself. There are over 600,000 Microsoft partners worldwide but fewer than one percent achieve Managed Partner status. We are one of them.

Total enterprise email and archive migration

PST FlightDeck is part of QUADROtech’s ‘triple stack’ single migration framework, a single solution for migrating the complete email ecosystem of live mail, archives and PST files.

What are the problems with PSTs?

Originally intended to maintain offline copies of Outlook and Exchange Client mailboxes on local machines, personal storage table (PST) files have proliferated. They often become corrupted through exceeding intended size limits (several tens – or even hundreds – of GB or more is not uncommon per file). They are also unsecured, easily copied and ripe for hackers.

Quick start with PST Snapshot

Before you even begin planning PST migration, QUADROtech’s PST Snapshot service can help. It rapidly scans your enterprise to determine the size and amount of offline PSTs residing in your infrastructure, whether on local, removable or shared media, enabling you to determine the extent of your PST problem with minimal investment in time and resources.

Case Studies

FlightDeck for cost reduction

One of Europe’s leading energy producers was rolling out Windows 7 on new laptops and workstations. With over 32,000 users, the migration involved 145,000 PST files located in over 250 locations across seven countries.

FlightDeck for removal & compliance

This global firm’s exposure to increased risks and costs had been highlighted by several eDiscovery requests requiring access to email held in PST files. Its users were spread across 16 countries, and the largest user had over 1 TB of PST content.