Switching to a cloud-based email provider presents challenges when you consider what needs to be done with existing email archives. While it is common for on-premise and hybrid archiving vendors to use MAPI, EventSync or log shipping to archive client messages, these methods do not work when email is hosted in a multi-tenant, Internet-based cloud.
SaaS email archiving, hosting and continuity solution provider LiveOffice aims to resolve the issue, today announcing support for all major cloud email platforms through its CloudMerge technology, an archiving platform for both cloud and on-premise email solutions. LiveOffice takes a different approach by allowing messages to be captured from a variety of sources (SMTP, IMAP, POP3, etc.) and compiled in a unified, searchable and portable archive.
"Our research indicates that the easiest way to justify an IT investment in the next 24 months is to provide a reduction in operating costs," said Brian Babineau, senior analyst with Enterprise Strategy Group. "Since email and message management consume valuable operating resources, moving these tasks and responsibilities to a cloud-based service is becoming increasingly attractive. LiveOffice enables companies to make this transition at their own pace by providing archiving capabilities across on-premise and cloud-based email solutions. Companies that plug into the LiveOffice archive benefit from continuity and backup/recovery features, while also meeting mailbox management, legal discovery and compliance needs."
In addition to existing on-premise support for Microsoft Exchange Server, IBM Lotus Domino and Sendmail, LiveOffice now supports cloud-based solutions, including 123Together, AppRiver, Apptix, Cisco WebEx Mail, Google Apps (Premier), groupSpark, PanTerra Networks, Yahoo! Zimbra, and even personal email accounts like Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, and Hotmail.