IT, New Media & Software

Thursday, 03 September 2009 17:52

The quest for efficient platform migrations

{pp}Quest Software, represented locally by Blue Turtle Technologies, makes the task of migrating from an existing software platform to a cost effective Microsoft platform viable, affordable and easy to accomplish.

With the launch of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and Windows 2008 platforms, companies need to be able to migrate easily from an existing platform to the new cost reducing Microsoft platforms, in order to take advantage of the full range of benefits offered by the new platforms. Additionally, the launch of the new Microsoft platforms has resulted in a number of platforms becoming outdated and unsupported, with more redundancies to follow in the near future. “The most attractive features for any company looking to migrate to a Microsoft platform are the reduced operational costs, coupled with lower energy requirements and increased functionality and compatibility.” explains Hutchinson Microsoft platforms offer consolidated servers, decreased administrative burdens, unified communications, remote and mobile information access and most importantly increased cost saving as a result of the Microsoft virtualisation feature.

Quest Software provides a comprehensive set of tools which allows companies to take full advantage of these benefits. “Their migration solutions facilitate the smooth migration of all aspects of high visibility systems reliably, including object migration, data migration, control of computer moves to active directory, mail, calendar tasks, public folders, personal address books, as well as archives and local file systems (NSFs) etc,” explains Michael Hutchinson, Product Manager, Blue Turtle Technologies. Migration tools offered by Quest Software support migrations from Netware Directory Services, Novell GroupWise, IBM Lotus Notes, Windows NT and Exchange 5.5 to Active Directory and Exchange 2007, and SharePoint Migration Tools which include notes migration, public folder migration, and file migrations.

Quest solutions maintain permissions and data integrity. “Quest Software has a proven track record which speaks for itself. To date the Quest tool kit has been used successfully to migrate over 18 million mailboxes and 4 million Notes and GroupWise users to exchange. Quest Software is also used globally to manage more than 32 million mailboxes in Exchange. When it comes to a tried and tested solution, you don’t get any better than the Quest toolsets,” enthuses Hutchinson Blue Turtle Technologies is the leading local partner for Quest’s Microsoft Infrastructure tools and has received internationally recognised certification from Quest Software. This ensures that third line support and development query contact services, offered by Blue Turtle to clients, are of the highest possible standards.

Blue Turtle Technologies trains all vendors of Quest Software to ensure that either customers or vendors are able to complete the migration themselves. Quest migration solutions are scalable in design, and are suitable for both small and large scale platform migrations. Companies interested in conducting a platform migration should enquire with their current IT vendors about the benefits of Microsoft platforms and the ease with which a platform migration can be conducted using Quest Software.

About Blue Turtle Technologies
Blue Turtle Technologies provides and supports best-in-class software solutions that optimise, enhance and leverage existing IT investment and assist in the cost-effective delivery of new technology. The company offers an extensive product range, sourced through its strategic partnerships with leading local and international software providers, augmented by best-practice implementation services.

Contact information:
Blue Turtle Technologies
Enquiries: Martyn Healy
Tel: 011 206 5600
Fax: 011 206 5606

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