By eliminating dependency on external databases, Archive One is free of traditional limitations and points of failure for its managed email and messaging archives. With Archive One, items are indexed internally and stored directly into an optimized repository structure to form the archive. C2Cs approach utilizes an indexed, flat file format to greatly simplify backups and provide point-and-click retrieval and migration with support for any type of storage device. Storage utilization is maximized through highly efficient binary data deduplication and compression techniques, including Single Instancing.
According to John P. Petersen, Chief Information Officer, Heffernan Group, one of the largest full service insurance brokerage firms in the San Francisco Bay Area, There were several reasons for implementing Archive One in our organization. The first was to reduce the amount of time users spent managing their PST files, and second was to reduce the amount of data in our Exchange data store and still provide the users quick and transparent access to their emails. By not having to utilize a SQL database to store the archived emails we were able to save money and reduce complexity of the solution. All of these capabilities added up to an easy choice for us and has significantly reduced the workload on our IT department.