Following on from yesterday's post but this time picking up on the thread of Google vs Microsoft, Charlie Wood in his Moonwatcher blog picks out a great comment from an Exchange admin about Gmail's 2GB limit and the idea from Microsoft that the same should be offered inside the firewall:
"2GB in an Enterprise Exchange environment?
Please shoot the SAN administrator now. OH and the budget personnel.
Please. I have over 30000 users and their mailboxes range from 30mb to 1gb in limits (1gb reserved for a select few - less than 10 people)
I'm already using almost a Terabyte of space on the SAN. Going to 2GB per person would bring me over 60TB because you KNOW "If it's there, they'll use it"
I guess I'll start having bake sales daily to see if we can generate enough dough to get a 60TB SAN for this."
Wood himself comments that "It looks like Microsoft is set to lose—and lose big—to Google. Again".