Infrastructure 2003 and Messaging 2003 Upgrade

The Customer infrastructure is distributed across multiple locations; primary site, backup site and remote offices in Egypt and in different countries, serving 1000+ users

This project objective is to design and deploy a scalable, highly available, secure messaging infrastructure based on Microsoft Exchange 2010 and to consider proper coexistence with Microsoft Exchange 2003 current environment, moving forward to a full migration to Exchange 2010.

This strategic decision had been taken by the customer in order to be able to implement the new features of Exchange 2010 especially high availability new technologies, site resilience, unified messaging, and to achieve greater mail security.

Objectives

Business Objectifies:

  • Ensure that viruses will not disturb users productivity
  • Spam will be reduced as much as possible
  • Ability to archive mail messages without impacting overall messaging cost
  • Achieve the highest possible availability and the minimum  down time for exchange services
  • Site wide disaster recovery with full functionality
  • Ability to host 900 mailboxes with 15% growth

IT Objectifies:

  • Centralized management and administration of all exchange servers
  • OWA clients to have the same functionality as the Outlook client
  • Simplified exchange high availability techniques for enhanced operation
  • Enhanced support and improved security for Smartphone and Windows Mobile devices
  • Secure messaging system with minimum operational burden
  • Better mailbox recovery tools and Exchange Server-specific management tools that can be used to centralize and simplify the management
  • Secure and stable firewall and protection services
  • Smooth backup and restore operation
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