3. Migration Software/Hardware
OUCS will provide advice and support regarding the purchase of any specialized migration software. OUCS will also provide a limited number of test accounts in a development environment should the unit wish to run some migration tests prior to committing to a software purchase. OUCS are happy to provide those migrating from systems similar to Herald (IMAP only) with assistance in using the tools utilized by the Herald migration process.
In addition to the assistance with the selection of migration software, OUCS will provide advice and support for the purchase of hardware on which to run the migration process. As a point of comparison, OUCS used 8 quad-core machines with 6GB of memory each, each evening for the Herald to Nexus migration process. These machines would migrate approximately 1,000 accounts in 12 hours.
The Nexus project, and OUCS, are not funded to purchase software on behalf of the unit thus all costs relating to specialized or custom developed software lie with the unit. Similarly both the project, and OUCS, are not funded to provide hardware for the migration process.