Performance, Reliability, and Backup
Email and attachment volumes impact the performance speed and reliability of your email server, which increases your backup timeframes and costs.
Removal of single-instance, duplication, and especially attachments all add to the ever-increasing volume of your email. The demand for your on-premise solutions needs continuous updating, monitoring, and management which impacts the performance.
Most email data contains both essential business and regulatory or compliance information, so it needs to be retained for both and for ease of use by staff and to meet regulations. This leads to companies enforcing mailbox quotas and limits which in turn results in users pushing data to unsecure locations such as PST’s, resulting in ever-increasing storage that is now unsecure and invisible for regulations, creating a reliability issue also.
This continuous growth without control or visibility means backup window timeframes continue to grow and even exceed 24 hours, resulting in gaps or missing data in the event of a ransom attack, server failure, or eDiscovery case. More common issues are the spiralling uncontrollable costs.