Do you use Dell / EMC SourceOne for email archiving?
If the answer is ‘Yes’, then you might also be aware of different news sources talking about Dell retiring EMC SourceOne. Effectively end-of-life for the product means many different things, and none of them are good.
If you’re using EMC SourceOne for email archiving, now is the time to start to worry.
Let’s take a quick look at some of the things that happen when software reaches end of life:
- Security Risks: Security vulnerabilities and bugs in the product will no longer be addressed, patched or mitigated in anyway by the vendor. This leaves the product vulnerable to cyberattacks, meaning that data breaches could occur.
- No new features or functionality: A product that reaches EOL will no longer be actively developed to include new features or functionality. Over time this means that the software will become less useful.
- Compatibility: Other products that your organization uses will continue to evolve and might eventually not be compatible with EMC SourceOne.
- Technical Support: Some enterprise-sized organizations might be able to negotiate extended support contracts, often at great expense, but general support and assistance will be less and less or even non-existent after the end of life date.
- Performance slow downs: Larger and larger amounts of data stored in the archiving solution will gradually lead to slower performance.
Take a moment to think how this might impact your organization. What will impact will it have on your end users? Your legal and eDiscovery teams? Your risk and compliance teams?
Let’s take a look at a few of the benefits of migrating your SourceOne archives to the cloud:
- Cost savings: Your organization is likely spending a large amount of money maintaining the SourceOne environment in terms of servers, storage, networking and staff. Migrating to the cloud will mean that this infrastructure can be retired and the employees redeployed to more important business tasks.
- Reduced cost of data administration: Having multiple EMC SourceOne systems in different data centers around the globe is costing your organization a lot of time and money. Centralizing this data into Microsoft Office 365 will reduce this cost as there will be single point of administration.
- Improved eDiscovery: With data inside Office 365, applications like Microsoft Purview, or our own Expireon, can be leveraged to help with eDiscovery requests. This will be much simpler and faster than having to find data across multiple on-premise systems.
- All your data, any time, anywhere: With data centralized to the cloud, accessing this data from any location globally at any time is easy for all of your end-users.
If you’re an IT decision maker, now is the time to setup a project to migrate your legacy email data from Dell / EMC SourceOne to the cloud. Our ES1Complete product can facilitate this and provide you a robust cloud native platform to manage the whole migration end to end. Not only does it move the data to the cloud, but it can also automate many of the other associated tasks that need to happen during a migration, not least of which is communicating to the end-user what’s happening, when, and what will happen next.