Exchange Joins Battle in TCO War With Domino
Days after IBM released the Notes and Domino 6 platform, Microsoft will unveil more about its forthcoming Titanium.Following the release this week of IBMs Lotus Software divisions Notes and Domino 6 platform, Microsoft Corp. next week will unveil more of its forthcoming Titanium release at its Microsoft Exchange Conference in Anaheim, Calif. And as Lotus did with Notes and Domino 6, Microsoft officials will tout reductions in the total ownership cost of corporate messaging systems as the primary benefit for upgrading to Titanium, expected to be generally available about the middle of next year. But despite the hype coming from both of these vendors, customers and industry analysts arent expecting either product to spur a wave of migrations or cross-migrations to other platforms.
Titanium will feature support for shadow backupskeeping messages, calendar items and other Exchange data stored locally with periodic server synchronizationsand improved MAPI support for better data compression and fewer bytes of data exchanged between the Outlook client and Exchange Server. Both of these improvements will boost server consolidation, Microsoft officials said. The company expects its own Titanium deployment to reduce the number of Exchange mailbox servers it uses from 110 to around 20.