Date Added: Nov 2009
Telecom Italia is the leading provider of telecommunications services in Italy and one of Europe's largest operators of fiber optic networks. In 2007, it started to implement a new IT infrastructure. During that process, the company decided to increase the availability of its e-mail system, lower its storage hardware and archiving costs, and give its remote workers more e-mail functionality. In September 2009, Telecom Italia began to deploy Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. The company will use the new Database Availability Group feature to improve availability, and it will replace its five storage area networks with lower cost direct-attached storage. As a result, the company expects to increase system uptime to at least 99.99 percent and save ?350,000 (U.S.$520,000) annually in maintenance costs.