Coexistence and faster migration reduce deployment costs and make transition
transparent to users
Reading, 9 July 2002 - Aelita Software, a leading provider of enterprise management solutions for Windows-centric networks, announced today that adidas-Salomon has selected Aelita Domain Migration Wizard and Aelita Exchange Migration Wizard to migrate 12,000 users worldwide to Active
Directory and Microsoft Exchange 2000.
adidas-Salomon expects to save per user on the Active Directory migration and per mailbox on the Exchange migration using Aelita products. The company also expects to speed the transition to native Exchange 2000 mode, which is required for administrators to realise the full benefits of Exchange 2000.
"We evaluated several leading products, and through testing in our lab environment, it was clear that Aelita could get us to Exchange 2000 faster and with less impact on users and resources," said Andreas Gerhäuser, Head of Infrastructure at adidas-Salomon AG. "That translates into both bottom
line savings and faster return on our investment in Exchange 2000. Aelita has clearly thought through the challenges large, distributed organisations like ours face when deploying Exchange 2000 and created a solution that addresses those challenges."
Aelita pioneered ZeroIMPACT(tm) migration with Domain Migration Wizard, a powerful Windows 2000 and Active Directory migration solution. Aelita has extended its ZeroIMPACT approach with Exchange Migration Wizard.
Aelita Exchange Migration Wizard is the only solution that automatically updates users' profiles after the migration, supports coexistence between Exchange 5.5 and Exchange 2000, and provides scheduled, automated migration of mailbox data. Automatic client profile updating decreases administrator workload by eliminating the need to manually update each user's Outlook
profile. Coexistence allows users to continue to use all of the collaboration features of Exchange throughout the migration and enables the organisation to establish native Exchange 2000 mode at the beginning, rather than the end, of the migration. Automated data movement reduces the stress
on the network and the man-hours required to complete the migration.
"Companies migrating to Exchange 2000 are primarily concerned with the impact on users," said Ratmir Timashev, president and CEO of Aelita Software. "Messaging has become a business-critical application, and disrupting service can be very costly in terms of productivity and technical
support. In addition, they want to get to Exchange 2000 as quickly and efficiently as possible. Exchange Migration Wizard's performance in the lab and in the real world allows them to achieve both those objectives in a way no other approach can match."
adidas-Salomon will also be using Aelita Enterprise Directory Reporter and Server Consolidation Wizard in their migration. Enterprise Directory Reporter provides migration planning and configuration analysis for Windows NT/2000 and Active Directory to assist in pre-migration planning and
post-migration analysis and clean up. Server Consolidation Wizard delivers ZeroIMPACT server consolidation, including on-the-fly repermissioning.
About adidas-Salomon AG
adidas-Salomon is a global leader in the sporting goods industry. Activities of the company and its approximately 100 subsidiaries are directed from adidas-Salomon AG's headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany. Also located in Herzogenaurach are the strategic business units for Running, Soccer and Tennis as well as the Research and Development Center. Additional key
corporate units are based in Portland, Oregon in the USA, the domicile of adidas America Inc. and home to the strategic business units Basketball, Adventure and Alternative Sports. The strategic business unit Golf is based in California. The business unit Winter Sports is in Annecy, France. The
company also operates design studios and development departments at other locations around the world, corresponding to the related business activity.
adidas-Salomon AG has approximately 13,400 employees worldwide.
About Aelita Software Corporation:
Aelita Software, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, provides comprehensive Windows-centric enterprise management solutions that focus on migration and deployment, administration and provisioning, operations and security, and backup and recovery. Aelita solutions improve the usability and security of
Windows 2000, Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange and .NET infrastructures, while also extending Windows-centric network management to multi-platform enterprises. Recent Aelita innovations include ZeroIMPACT(tm) Windows 2000 and Exchange 2000 migration, the first full-featured Active Directory
recovery solution, and a new approach to operations and security management that is enabling network managers, security directors and CIOs to use operating and security data in new ways. Aelita Software is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio and can be reached at (800) 263-0036. For more information on
Aelita, go to
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