ADVA optical networking SE provides network equipment for data, storage, voice, and video services. To communicate with suppliers and customers, employees frequently use email. Recently the company began consolidating its Microsoft messaging solution into two main data centers. When it heard about architecture enhancements in Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, the company decided to initiate a pilot project to understand the potential benefits. ADVA expects that Exchange Server 2013 can help it reduce costs, ease administration, increase availability, and improve productivity.