[clug] Interesting article
mikal at stillhq.com
Tue Jan 6 00:38:29 GMT 2009
Steve Walsh wrote:
> Michael James wrote:
>> Commodity "dial tone" services offer better quality, performance
>> and capability that anything the traditional legacy players can supply,
>> and make in-house provision of these services economically laughable.
>> eg: Gmail gives a much better service (on any metric)
>> than the thousands of corporate exchange servers,
>> that are so expensively mismanaged.
> Having just gone through a whole bunch of documentation as part of a
> student email migration, neither gmail or hotmail (or hotmail as
> exchange labs) explicitly guarantee the availability or accessibility of
> your email. They generally (from what I could extract with pokers and
> teeth pliers) do "backup" by keeping your email in perpetual motion on a
> daily basis, so that if they lose the DC you happen to be in, TS, but it
> only impacts a small number of people. If you want the ability to
> recover email that's been deleted or lost in a system crash, then you
> run your email through a (different) company that archives your mail first.
This is incorrect.
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