Looking at Ontrack PowerControls 7.0 - A One-Two Punch

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 by The Data Experts

As an IT administrator, how often do you get pulled in a million directions by several different departments? Every day right? One hour you’re asked to recover a misplaced Exchange folder for your CEO. The next your legal department is calling you to collect several mailboxes for an investigation. And, if that isn’t enough to keep you busy, you and your department are in the middle of a migrating your SharePoint site to the 2013 version.

What if you had one solution to handle all of these requests?  From recovery and restoration to migration, consolidation and collection, Ontrack PowerControls is a proven software solution for these common IT dilemmas. The tool got all that sweeter when a new version became available on June 18 complete with Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 support as well as new functionality for preserving and exporting Exchange/SharePoint source and metadata.

Specifically, as companies deploy Microsoft Exchange and/or Microsoft SharePoint 2013, IT must consider and ensure that various policies, procedures and systems can support the latest platform versions. Ontrack PowerControls 7.0 ensures requirements for migration to Exchange and SharePoint 2013 are met. Furthermore, using Ontrack PowerControls 7.0 to copy existing mailboxes or content to the new 2013 servers offers IT a unique migration path that does not require an old server and new server to be online simultaneously. This eliminates the work required to get an old server prepared or coexisting with Exchange and SharePoint 2013.

In addition to data maintenance tasks, IT regularly receives collection requests from legal, requiring them to efficiently and defensibly identify, preserve and collect potentially relevant data from live environments as well as backups with minimal disruption. Ontrack PowerControls 7.0 addresses the legal and technical complexities associated with data collection through an easy to use, intuitive interface, intelligent search functionality, and the ability to work directly with backups. Once the relevant data has been located and identified, IT can leverage Ontrack PowerControls to export the data while preserving metadata, in industry standard formats, so it can be easily imported into both archiving applications as well as ediscovery platforms for deeper downstream analysis and review.

What better way to test the waters by inviting one of our long-time customers in for a preview.  Last week, we did just that and the feedback was just what anticipated.  The quote that stands out was, “Wow, when can I get my hands on it?” And, the best part was being able to answer, “You have current maintenance so you will have the upgrade in your inbox within minutes.”  With even more compelling reasons to renew with Ontrack or even make the purchase, now is the time.  What’s holding you back?  We would love to hear your feedback.

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