email on an appliance?

This looks like an interesting webinar. I won’t be able to make this one, which really sucks :(



Webinar. October 25, 2006
8:30am Pacific, 11:30am Eastern, 4:30pm UK, 5:30pm CET. One hour duration

Sponsored by:

Companies are struggling with increasing demands on IT staff to keep enterprise email systems up and running. IT administrators must cope with an ever-expanding landscape of email technologies that add anti-virus, anti-spam, backup and restore, high availability, disaster recovery, monitoring, storage management, unified messaging, and compliance requirements. There just isn?t enough time in the day–not to mention those 2 a.m. wake-up calls when the email system goes down.

A new option is the use of appliances that manage and/or run the email environment. In this free webinar, Ferris analyst Lee Benjamin looks at the evolution of managed appliances in the messaging space and explores why IT administrators are adopting them for both single-purpose devices and entire messaging systems.

In addition, Keith McCall of Azaleos describes why companies like K2 Sports, Zumiez, and Allegheny Technologies have adopted a managed appliance for their email infrastructures and how it has helped them reduce the cost and complexity of email. Keith?s presentation includes a demonstration of Azaleos OneServer, a managed email appliance for Microsoft Exchange.

Important Questions Addressed by This Webinar Include:

  • Why are appliances gaining traction in the messaging security space?
  • What is the opportunity for other appliances?
  • How can organizations deploy Exchange in a hardened, highly available onsite solution with remote monitoring services?


  • Lee Benjamin, Ferris analyst. Lee has more than 20 years of experience in the messaging industry and is an expert on Exchange. He retired from Microsoft in 1997 and now specializes in migration and upgrade advice, technical writing and evaluation, product strategy, and training and courseware development. Lee is frequently quoted on and other sites.
  • Keith McCall, CTO, Azaleos. Keith has led the development and delivery of enterprise software products for over 16 years. Before co-founding Azaleos, he was the director and product unit manager for Microsoft Exchange Solutions. Previously, Keith was the senior director for Lotus? Domino applications; the inventor of Net.Commerce, IBM?s Internet commerce product; the architect and developer of the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games ticket server; and a designer and developer of L.L. Bean’s first e-commerce site.

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