NES Successfully Completes DLA Email Migration from Exchange 2003 to 2010

Over 40,000 Enterprise Email Users Migrated

Alexandria, VA:  NES Associates (NES) is pleased to support Defense Logistics Agency’s move to Office 365.  As an initial step, NES supported the successful email migration from Exchange 2003 to 2010. NES designed, installed, and migrated 40,000 user mailboxes in approximately a year, making Exchange 2010 fully operational to all DLA users.

In addition to upgrading the DLA’s 40,000 Enterprise email accounts, NES cut the number of server farm locations in half, reducing equipment and maintenance costs.  NES also successfully migrated approximately 2,500 mobile devices to ensure the 2010 Exchange system supported single inbox for Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) and Office Communications Server (OCS).

“It was important for us to complete this migration as quickly and smoothly as possible,” said NES CEO Andy Gomer. “The legacy solution had many server issues that needed to be resolved immediately.  We wanted to make sure the DLA had a system that they could rely on”.

After completing the email migration, NES planned, designed and implemented a Native Archiving solution, which moved all PST files into an archive mailbox, freeing up multi-terabytes worth of space on their file servers. The Native Archiving solution enabled the expansion of the DLA’s teleworking solution to all employees eliminating lag time over the VPN which employees had been experiencing while accessing their PST files.  All archived email is now available in their inboxes and not in files attached to their inbox sitting on a file server within DLA.

In addition to the Native Archiving solution moving PST files into an archive mailbox, it also removes all the PST files from the network to prepare for the move to Office 365 and makes all files live on the Exchange 2010 servers.

About NES: NES Associates is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia and provides network engineering and IT services to customers around the globe that depend on highly secure and reliable technology solutions. NES specializes in IT infrastructure architecture planning, design, and installation services; network operations and support; telecommunications bandwidth optimization; data center design, operations, and consolidation; application and software development; and cybersecurity.

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