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PST file migration & management

Enterprise PST Migration to Microsoft Cloud

Our PST migration & management solutions offer a range of options for tackling PSTs at both a file & content-level.

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PST migration & management solutions

Don’t let PST files compromise your ability to govern & access enterprise data.

Massively outdated but still prevalent in many large enterprises, PST files are the enemy of any data modernisation strategy.

They are typically located on local hard disks and therefore difficult to secure and backup.  Their contents are also virtually impossible to search and manage in line with business and compliance needs.

By moving PST contents into the cloud, you can give end users secure access to their data from any device, anywhere.

You can also protect and manage the contents of PST files in accordance with centrally defined policies.

This all sounds great, but the challenge with ingesting PST files into Microsoft cloud starts with locating them, uploading them (and tracking upload progress), mapping ownership and more. This is where Microsoft tools for ingestion into Microsoft 365 and Azure fall short.

And this is where Essential can help…

“After we found all the PST files, we started scanning the contents for all emails sent or received between March 2010 and October 2012. We were then able to collect the date relevant emails into a central location, making them available to our eDiscovery application.”

Compliance manager, global organisation

Scalable & Selective

PST Content Migration

As specialists in messaging & email archive migrations, Essential offers an enterprise-level PST migration service

We can help you:

  • Perform in-depth analysis over your email infrastructure to determine the best approach for handling PSTs
  • Define the exact data to be migrated using granular filters & exclusion policies
  • Manage the end-user experience throughout the migration
  • Auto-locate PSTs across the enterprise.
  • Analyse and profile PST contents.
  • Manage PST contents in line with business and operational needs.
  • Be selective in what you move, e.g. only emails < 10 years old.
  • Move in 1, end-to-end step, reducing time and removing risk.
  • Migrate PSTs to Office 365, Azure and other targets.
  • Handle legacy shortcuts found in PSTs.
  • Optionally single-instance duplicates and near duplicates.
  • Get clear visibility on how your PST cleanup operation is progressing.

Find out how we can help you adopt & adapt the Microsoft Modern Workplace & Azure Cloud for your business