IT professionals and businesses are constantly challenged by the exponential growth of the amount of data they have to manage. While data management encompasses several areas of an organization, ensuring the data protection and business continuity for the data content is one of the most critical aspects. Loss of data for mission-critical applications and lack of application availability for users is not tolerable outside business continuity strategy boundaries.

A messaging infrastructure built upon Microsoft® Exchange has risen as one of the most critical corporate-wide services that demands diligent planning for its protection. The significant redesign of internal database storage functionalities in the Microsoft Exchange 2010 version now requires larger databases compared with previous versions and at the same time allows large to very large mailboxes. This has caused a substantial increase in the size of the data to be made highly available and recoverable.