The objective to consolidate disparate Symantec EV 9 email archives located in Hong Kong and Japan into one consolidated Symantec EV 10 platform in Singapore, was motivated by cost saving and data management strategy. By consolidating their disparate archives into one central location, the goal was to achieve greater control and visibility of their data. Simultaneously there was a requirement to migrate the live Microsoft Exchange mail environment to Singapore.
Strict financial industry compliance regulations and the requirement to migrate 6,800 EV archived mailboxes in parallel with an existing live Exchange migration, required an approach and solution that would ensure the end user experience was not compromised and the archived data was successfully imported into the new Symantec EV 10 platform alongside the live email content.
Migrating archived data in conjunction with a live mailbox migration would usually imply that the live mail boxes would first have to be migrated into the new target before archived data could be migrated. Insentra devised a strategy to migrate the archived data to a temporary location whilst the live email migration was taking place to ensure that there is minimal down time and the user experience was not comprised.