Presentation/Sponsor of AppAssure’s Replay for Exchange. (fyi: an interesting solution that offers the ability to backup direct to a virtualized file format [vmdk] which will include 2 presentations [1 by AppAssure & 1 by an outside consulting vendor]. – Ben Serebin)



July Meeting Sponsor
AppAssure Software is changing the way businesses think about protecting their mission-critical messaging infrastructure – by providing solutions that protect the entire messaging environment, not just the data.  Driven by the force to eradicate downtime and its accompanying drag on business, AppAssure develops innovative software that organizations can rely upon without significant overhead.

Founded in 2005 and backed by Bain Capital, AppAssure’s Replay software is currently in production at a variety of small businesses and large enterprises.  Servicing all verticals, including law, accounting, state/local/federal government, technology providers and educational institutions, AppAssure Software is the recent recipient of Redmond Magazine’s MVP award, scoring an 8.8.


Speaker Agenda
Keeping the E-Mail Flowing: A discussion on continuous application protection (aka CAP) of Microsoft Exchange

  1. Safely Transition from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2007: Leveraging Virtualization for Application Assurance
    Join Mitch Chen of ITS Consulting Group, an expert in Microsoft Exchange deployments for a presentation exploring best practices for safely transitioning your messaging infrastructure from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2007.  Topics covered will include:
      – Why upgrade to 2007?
      – Choosing the right version of Exchange for your business
      – Understanding Microsoft’s best practices
      – Ensuring a ‘smooth’ transition
      – Common issues during a transition
      – Leveraging virtualization as part of your transition

    Additionally, Mitch will be joined by Todd Fredrick of AppAssure software who will demonstrate a real-world implementation of virtualization using the Replay software platform for transition support, backup, and disaster recovery.

  2. Keeping the E-Mail Flowing: Leveraging Virtualization to Enable Business Continuity for Microsoft Exchange
    How do you maintain high confidence in business continuity and achieve high availability of these systems, prevent unplanned downtime, and minimize planned downtime?  Through virtualization of high availability and disaster recovery.  In this presentation we will explore proven methods for business continuity of mission-critical messaging infrastructure by leveraging virtualization technologies.

AppAssure will then show a full, live product demonstration, complete with use cases that demonstrate features related to both presentations with a focus on virtualization.

Raffling off a gift card to Best Buy. This will be in addition to the normal software & hardware we raffle off.

Speaker Background (change notice – Apologies that Mark Arnold cannot present, but Mitch is involved with AppAssure deployments and is extremely knowledgable.)

Mitch Chen is a leading enterprise messaging consultant and enterprise architect with ITS Group Consulting.  He specializes in designing and integrating compliance systems for financial firms.  Prior to joining ITS Group, Mitch was the Chief Technology Officer for Network Alliance, a leading ASP for the SMB market.    Under Mitch’s guidance, Network Alliance made it through the dot com bubble without funding to become a prosperous and profitable company.


Register Now (open to the public and free / RSVP by Mon, July 7 at 3pm EST)

Doors Open 6pm (food arrives)
Meeting is from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Microsoft Corporation
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New York, NY 10104