University Moves Data from Autonomy EAS to Microsoft Exchange
One of Ireland’s oldest and finest academic institutions, NUI Galway prides itself on excellence in research and teaching and is home to 17,000 students and 2,200 staff.
During 2012 a significant restructuring took place within the University and two ICT departments were amalgamated into one.
Previously the departments each had its own Microsoft Exchange 2003 service along with a significant amount of historic data stored in a dedicated archive service based on Autonomy Enterprise Archive SolutionTM (EAS).
The University’s objective was to consolidate all its email data into one place and at the same time upgrade from Exchange 2003 to 2010 as a way of providing better services to staff.
It was also decided that the contents of its legacy archive – 18 million+ emails across 500 mailbox archives – should be moved into the on-premise Exchange 2010 service. This would remove the support overheads associated with maintaining a separate on-premise archive. It also would give NUI Galway a degree of storage resilience.
According to Dorothy O’Regan, Principal Technical Specialist at NUI Galway,