Microsoft Exchange 2010. It may not be ubiquitous in the enterprise datacenter, but it's pretty darned common. So common, in fact, that complaints about performance and reliability have the ability to keep thousands of IT professionals awake at night working on solutions.
In today's episode of E2 Radio we take a close look at a major source of Exchange 2010 issues, and at the products and strategies that can belp make those issues go away. Join us at 2:00 p.m. EDT for Better Database = Better Exchange. The lessons you learn might just help you get much better sleep at night.
Database availability groups (DAGs) are a key to Exchange 2010 performance and reliability. According to Microsoft's TechNet:
A database availability group (DAG) is the base component of the high availability and site resilience framework built into Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. A DAG is a group of up to 16 Mailbox servers that hosts a set of databases and provides automatic database-level recovery from failures that affect individual servers or databases.
The question for IT managers is how to set up the DAGs for the best outcome.
We're pleased to have a popular E2 Radio guest on hand to help answer that question. Join Enterprise Efficiency executive editor Curtis Franklin and his guest, Bob Ganley, storage solutions marketing manager at Dell, as they look at the best architectures for getting the most from your Exchange deployment by making the most of your DAGs.
As Dell's Microsoft Exchange lead for Storage Marketing Manager, Bob Ganley is responsible for development and dissemination of Exchange-specific content. He has a unique background as an engineer, earlier in his career, combined with more recent customer-facing experience. He is focused on determining and communicating how Dell's specific value-added product features result in business benefits to our customers.
If you were part of the audience for last week's E2 Radio episode on Making Database Storage a Strength, you know what an effective, expert speaker Bob is. If you weren't with us last week, you're in for a special E2 Radio treat. Register here for Better Database = Better Exchange, and join us at 2:00 p.m. EDT for an E2 Radio episode that will help keep your Exchange users happy, productive, and secure.
For my personal email, I prefer Gmail. But when it comes to corporate email, Exchange along with Outlook offers so much more than just email. The integration with other Microsoft services makes it very useful.
@David: I was referring to the storage aspect being neglected in Exchange deployment and maintenance.
As far as overall Exchange server is concerned, one of the reasons why it may be losing it's importance is because of cloud email solutions. Recently General Motors opted for cloud-based email solutions from Google Apps for it's 100,000 employees. Other companies may be looking to follow this trend.
@Taimoor- I agree with you that professionals don't pay a lot of attention to Exchange. But i wonder why. The services are so fundamental to business success you'd think it would be a big priority. Do you have any thoughts?
The importance of storage management in Exchange server is not something a lot of IT professionals may have given much attention to. Seems like a show that you can get a lot of practical knowledge and tips from. Look forward to it.
Looking forward to having Bob back again. I don't feel we've ever had a guest on that didn't know their stuff. But I was really impressed with Bob and his ability to talk in a very practical way about complicated problems.
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