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PostPath goes after Microsoft Exchange

Blogged Live from DEMOfall by Alex

Three years in making, the Linux Mail server from PostPath debuted at DEMOfall this morning. What took them so long? Well, their sever is a 100% compatible replacement for Microsoft Exchange running on Linux. As far as Outlook is concerned, it is talking to Microsoft Exchange Server – all of the protocols and information are exactly the same. The difference is in resilience, scalability and cost.

Since this is a Linux based solution, the pain of backup – which is notorious problem for Exchange administrators – is simply gone. PostPath stores everything in the form of flat files, so any Linux backup can work. One of the PostPath executives mentioned to me that the total cost of installation of PostPath is going to be about 1/3 of the cost of an Exchange installation. Given the cost savings, resilience and ease of use, I think this one could give Exchange run for the money.

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