Trend Toward High Email Availability

Over the last six months, we’ve noticed a growing number of vendors offering technology that helps reduce email downtime. That makes sense, because we all rely heavily on email, and productivity takes a real hit when it’s not available. One example is Teneros. Exchange itself is also moving in this direction.

A promising recent offering is Quest’s Availability Manager for Exchange (http://wm.quest.com/products/availabilitymanagerexchange/). This monitors the system to detect outages. When one is sensed, new mailboxes are dynamically provisioned. Agents sitting on users’ desktops switch them over to their proxy mailboxes, and update profiles. Users then see a message on their screens notifying them of the problem. They close down and restart Outlook, and then continue work. They see their familiar folder hierarchy, and all historical email in local PST/OSTs is available.

David Ferris

One Comment

  1. Posted October 17, 2005 at 3:29 PM | Permalink

    And this has been in Domino since – what – v4.5 days ?

    Come on chaps… High Availability is sooo ’90s’. Okay – MS is just catching up – what – seven years late ?

    Now is about activity-based middleware, surely ?

    —* Bill
    http://www.hadsl.com

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