Data Storage: Microsoft Seeks to Refute Top 10 Exchange Storage Myths
Let's face it: Microsoft Exchange, while being a staple of enterprise IT systems around the world since 1993, has a reputation of being a beast to handle. In fact, eWEEK has quoted a few IT managers using that exact termand worsewhen describing their experiences with the venerable e-mail storage system. To its credit, Microsoft has made a number of changes in the latest version, Exchange 2010. The company claims that it is now much easier to use and maintain, works with less-expensive second-tier storage options, and can deploy larger mailboxes (100K items versus 20K in Exchange 2007). Exchange team members have collected a list of the most common Exchange myths along with their rebuttal to these claims. We present them here in this 10-point eWEEK slide show, which is based on a March 29 Exchange blog item and published here with permission. Readers can also download this Large Mailbox Vision Whitepaper to get more details on Microsoft's approach to large mailboxes.