SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Mimosa Systems, a leader in Live Content Archiving solutions, today announced that it is bringing the promise of grid computing to email archiving environments with the release of Mimosa NearPoint 3.0 for Microsoft Exchange Server software. The multi-node grid architecture is the most scalable architecture in the email archiving industry enabling support for hundreds of thousands of mailboxes in a single system. Other industry-firsts in NearPoint 3.0 include version history for Active Directory, plus the combination of archiving, continuous data protection, and disaster recovery for public folders.
Mimosa NearPoint 3.0 for Microsoft Exchange Server software is the only integrated solution for email archival, eDiscovery, disaster recovery, and storage management that can economically scale to meet the demands of todays enterprise. It delivers maximum protection from risks associated with litigation and email failures, scale to meet enterprise needs, and low total cost of ownership.
With the explosion of user-driven information and the ever increasing demands of legal discovery, corporate governance is no longer limited to select groups within an organization it is being applied across the enterprise, driving the need for archiving and eDiscovery scalability, said Laura DuBois, research director, Storage Software, at IDC. With the initial introduction of unique email capture using transaction log shipping, and now with grid scalability, Mimosa has been an innovator in the email archiving space.
The new multi-node grid design of Mimosa NearPoint features a hot plug modular architecture that allows servers to be added or taken away as required with no downtime. The grid is self healing, with archiving tasks dynamically reassigned to other servers in the event of a node failure. Administrators have a single system view across the multiple nodes with single point configuration and policy enforcement. Servers can be configured in either a superscalar grid, where each node performs the complete range of email archiving tasks; or in a superpipelined grid, whereby each node is dedicated specifically to email archiving.
Scalability of our email archiving environment is a key requirement for us to accommodate future growth to meet our compliance and eDiscovery needs, said Andrew Gahm, network architect at Virtua Health, a multi-hospital healthcare system headquartered in Marlton, New Jersey. With Mimosa NearPoint, we feel better protected for eDiscovery situations by having instant archive access to all of our Exchange information, including Public Folders, offline PST files, calendars, contacts, notes, and more.