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Beginning Dec. 13, Schriever will migrate its users’ email services to the internet “cloud” under a directive by Air Force Space Command. Users who had 100-megabyte mailboxes in the Air Force Network now have 100-gigabyte capacity, plus an additional 100 GB of archive storage in the cloud. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kate Thornton)

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Schriever will soon migrate its users’ email services to the internet “cloud” under a directive by Air Force Space Command. 

 

As a result, the “your mailbox is full” message should become rare, if not a thing of the past. Beginning Dec. 13, Air Force Information Network technicians will migrate Schriever email from the Air Force Network to the secure commercial cloud.

 

All users should be migrated by Dec. 14.  Users will then need to complete steps to complete the migration following AFNIC-provided directions.

 

Email is the first services the Air Force is migrating to the cloud. The Air Force Network Integration Center has already migrated over 163 thousand Air Force accounts to email cloud services.  

 

This experience feeds the planning process for other cloud collaboration tools such as SharePoint, One Drive and Skype for Business.

 

One key benefit of moving email service to the cloud is an exponential increase of individual email storage capacity.  Users who had 100-megabyte mailboxes in the AFN now have 100-gigabyte capacity, plus an additional 100 GB of archive storage in the cloud.  

As a result, users will now be able to hold two million normal emails in their mailbox and another two million in their archive.  For the typical Air Force user, that’s an increase of 2,000 times the current capacity.

 

The new cloud-based system will offer greater storage options, along with support for mobile devices and thin clients, without compromising strict security requirements while adding redundant power, storage facilities and infrastructure components with a 99.9 percent uptime reliability rating.

 

The 50th Space Communications Squadron will send eAdvisories before Dec. 13 with instructions so users are prepared for the migration. Individuals should either print it out or place it on their desktop so they can access it without their email Dec. 14. If Airmen have issues, contact the Schriever Communication Focal Point at 567-2666.

 

To ensure a smooth transition to the cloud, and for additional information, look for future 50th SCS generated eAdvisories.

 

For questions or concerns, contact the 50th SCS CFP at 567-2666.