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 Product Marketing Manager, Information Management. He's been with Barracuda since the acquisition of C2C Systems in 2014. Rich specializes in cloud-deployed solutions, information management, and archiving systems. His experience includes extensive work on OEM opportunities and the legal community.
You can email Rich at firstname.lastname@example.org.