Regulated industries and organizations with legal discovery requirements have traditionally used third-party email journaling solutions, such as Enterprise Vault journaling, to meet their needs. However, with the mass adoption of Microsoft 365, there’s a growing desire to ‘bring data home’ and migrate journal archives to the Microsoft cloud.
Our specialist team of email journal migration experts can help you upgrade the eDiscovery experience by migrating journal archives to Exchange Online, ensuring cloud connectivity for compliance data.
Quest has a pedigree for planning and executing some of the largest Office 365 migration projects in the world. Our unique combination of powerful software and experienced delivery team can help you modernize the use of legacy archives in your organization.
Our innovative migration method means analyzing each item in a journal archive and inserting copies of relevant messages into each mailbox associated with it. Essentially, this approach presents the data as if Microsoft 365 had captured it originally, allowing you to simplify critical data governance and comply with email retention regulations via in-place storage hidden from end-users.
The fast, flexible and highly automated email journal migration service from Quest enables selective migrations – typically for users on legal hold.
By transforming your journal archive and moving toward Office 365 Data Governance, you’ll benefit from lower costs, increased security and reduced complexity.
With Office 365, you’re already paying for in-place archiving, Exchange Online litigation hold and eDiscovery, so maintaining an on-premises journal archive is largely unnecessary. All information can be stored within one ecosystem, making for easier legal searches and a more robust chain of custody. Security is continuously applied, and consolidated records management ensures defensible deletions are easier to prove.
Enterprise Vault journaling prevailed in the days of on-premise data, but cloud-based email journaling is effectively achieved by transforming your legacy data and moving it to Office 365.
Migrating away from on-premise email journaling solutions will free your IT team from the burden of eDiscovery searches across email data. Still, until you give your compliance team a solution that works, they’ll inevitably get roped in.
Email journal migrations are complicated, time-consuming, and the right option for your organization must take into account the current and future requirements for your data. Rather than this purely being a technical IT project, you need input from other key stakeholders in your business. We can help you present the options as you decide the best course of action.