Email and Archive Migration

Email and archives: better together

Email is central to business

Your users’ mailboxes need to be functional, available, and accessible at all times – downtime or disruption can bring a company to a grinding halt. It is simply not an option.

The problem with third-party archives

Legacy Enterprise Archiving Solutions (like Enterprise Vault or EMC Source One) can be used to help organizations save mailbox storage space. However, technology has advanced significantly, and these systems may no longer be the best, or most cost-effective option for an email archive migration.

If you’re looking to migrate email to Office 365, it makes sense to move mailboxes and legacy archives at the same time. User archives seem to commonly be considered an afterthought of a migration project, and most archiving systems are not supported by Exchange Online. As soon as mailboxes are migrated to Office 365, accessibility to legacy archives is obstructed unless you migrate them as well.

The solution

When it comes to migrating mailboxes, the solution you choose needs to be seamless, offering continuous access to email, and no headaches. Office 365 offers huge email archive quotas and centralized e-discovery benefits. If you’re migrating mail to Exchange Online, your legacy archiving solution is likely incompatible, inaccessible, and an additional unnecessary expense. The best way to transition these two mail systems while maintaining all interdependencies and a chain of custody? Migrate them together.


Email and archives stored within the same system offer the best user experience. By performing an email and archive migration together, you can drastically reduce the amount of time and configurations involved in the process.

Our archive migration solution offers the industry’s best suite of tools for selecting, filtering, importing, and archiving content from a variety of legacy archiving systems. The solution scales to very large archives and efficiently gets your content into Office 365 so you can benefit from its security, data leakage protection, filtering, and auditing capabilities.

Using our email migration service, you can:

  • Create one workflow for both migrations
  • Control your email and archive migration from one user interface
  • No lost time between mailbox move and archive move
  • Consistency among schedules
  • No need for loads of scripts or extensive manual oversight
  • Cloud deployments available

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Since embarking on this move to the cloud, have you thought what about my PST files? Legacy folders? How can I migrate everyone with little disruption? Also, what are the underlying challenges and considerations?

If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, it’s time to start doing some research. Here’s some to get you started…