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Users who want to keep infrastructure and licensing costs down, do synchronous replication or prefer more granular mailbox replication will want to consider third-party products. For example, Mimosa Systems' NearPoint uses logging technology similar to Microsoft's log shipping to perform asynchronous replication, and Cemaphore Systems' MailShadow allows Exchange users to pick and choose which mailboxes must be replicated on a scheduled basis for DR.
"You need to figure out how big a priority [messaging recovery] is for you and how much money you're willing to spend on it," says Ferris Research's Bush. "No matter how you implement disaster recovery, there's a cost involved."
This was first published in June 2007