Online mailboxes in Office 365 offer essentially limitless “free” storage. This sounds like a great deal, and maybe it is. Still, stuffing that online mailbox with the digital landfill of a decade-plus of Exchange and PST data is not a great idea.
The reason why you’re saving this data is the concern that someday, somewhere, sometime, somebody’s going to need to retrieve it. That will play-out very badly if you’re trying to search a multi-terabyte online repository through a web browser – you’d actually be better off if you didn’t keep it in the first place, not to mention you might be unable to find it anyway. A much better strategy is an offline storage strategy that is easily managed and won’t clog-up your shiny new Office 365 environment.
Rich is the Director of Public Cloud Product Marketing at Barracuda. He joined the team as part of the acquisition of C2C Systems in 2014. Rich is one of Barracuda’s public cloud experts – he works directly with the cloud ecosystems and has been quoted in eBooks from Microsoft on public cloud security. He is also a frequent contributor to Barracuda’s own cloud blogs. For our cloud motions, he helps develop strategies and execution with our partners and sales teams.
You can email Rich at firstname.lastname@example.org.