Binary Tree’s CMT Suite… How Sweet It IsJuly 9, 2015
Global Soft Drink Company Transitions Email and Data Center — Without Disruption to 2000 Users
As part of a corporate-wide move to Microsoft platforms, Orangina Schweppes wanted to migrate its messaging services from a hosted IBM/Lotus Notes and Domino platform to a hosted Microsoft Exchange environment. This migration was complicated by a parallel move to a new service provider for an outsourced data center.
With the challenges of two migrations, Orangina Schweppes needed to support coexistence of Notes and Exchange in both data centers during the migration, as well as maintain access to certain Notes applications after the migration was complete. Long-time consultant, Neos-SDI, a global systems integrator, recommended Binary Tree and Binary Tree’s CMT Suite of software. All three teams worked collaboratively to perform the actual migration and coexistence tasks.
According to Fabien Florent, Chief Technology Officer, “We chose Binary Tree because of its quality reputation, high level of functionality, and flexibility.”
The Fizz in The Migration Solution
By performing the Exchange migration with Binary Tree’s CMT for Exchange and CMT for Coexistence solutions, Orangina Schweppes experienced many benefits:
Integrated messaging and directory
The messaging integration included Microsoft Active Directory to support single sign-on, a feature that is greatly appreciated by users.
By using the Zero-touch Application Remediation (ZApp) component in CMT for Coexistence, Orangina Schweppes users could continue to access the shared database and workflows of Notes applications from Microsoft Outlook until these applications would be replaced with Exchange-compatible solutions.
Minimal user impact
“We wanted to maintain the continuity of messaging services and the same level of productivity for our users throughout the migration,” says Fabien Florent. “Although we had a complex migration, the Binary Tree, Neos-SDI, and Orangina Schweppes teams worked well together to ensure there was no impact on our users.”
The Microsoft Exchange environment has delivered smooth performance, without the server and backup issues that Orangina Schweppes experienced in the Domino environment.
If your organization needs to migrate between IBM/Lotus Notes and Microsoft Exchange/Office 365, or needs to coexist long-term with both platforms, look no further. Binary Tree’s CMT for Coexistence establishes high-fidelity interoperability and preserves the user workflow between the two diverse platforms and CMT for Exchange offers unmatched performance for migrating the Notes mailboxes to Exchange on-premises, Office 365, or to a hybrid cloud and on-premises environment.
Learn more about Binary Tree’s CMT suite of software.