Lanexa Standardizes on Mimosa

City of Lenexa standardizes on Mimosa Systems' Live Content Archiving to assure retention, protection, and 'one-click' recovery of email data

March 18, 2008

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Mimosa Systems, a leader in Live Content Archiving solutions, today announced that the City of Lenexa, Kan., a fast-growing city in America's heartland, has deployed the next-generation Mimosa(tm) NearPoint(tm) for Microsoft(r) Exchange Server to assure the retention, protection and recovery of its vital email data.

The City of Lenexa is located in the central part of Johnson County, in northeast Kansas. The city's population, standing at almost 46,000 in 2007, increased by nearly 15 percent since 2000 according to the U.S. Census Bureau and Lenexa Planning and Development Department. The fourth most populous city in Johnson County, Lenexa is a satellite city of Kansas City, Mo. As in most growing cities today, the majority of the city's business applications require email and as such Microsoft Exchange has become a vital part of Lenexa's communications infrastructure.

Across the Lenexa network, email volume was reaching unmanageable proportions, as city employees retained historical email dating as far back as 1989. Adding to the volume was a drive to go "paperless" initiated in the 1990s. Despite numerous "cleanup campaigns" by the city's IT organization, users continued to save all their historical emails in local PST files which started to experience corruption and monopolized costly storage space on file shares, desktops and laptops.

"We tried massive clean up campaigns, and even gave prizes for cleaning mail repositories. This worked for a while, but we needed a better way to manage the volume," said Senior Network Administrator, Mike Lawrence of the City of Lenexa. "We had to quickly get ahead of the curve because large mail-stores were causing operational problems. So we began to evaluate a number of solutions. We could not afford to lose email because it is a mission critical application. If they system went down, it could take several painful days to restore files, mailbox-by-mailbox. So we selected Mimosa's content archiving solution for its continuous protection of Exchange information and one-click recovery of mailboxes and databases. We knew just how important this was."

Mimosa Systems Inc.

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