By some estimates, e-mail attachments suck up about 80% of enterprise storage and server resources. With the proliferation of bandwidth-hogging attachments such as spreadsheets and music files, the problem can only get worse. One solution to the problem is to remove attachments from a company's messaging infrastructure and deliver them through other means.
Palo Alto, Calif.-based Accellion Inc. sees attachment caching as the most efficient way to lessen the burden on mail servers. Yorgen Edholm, who recently joined Accellion as its chief executive and president, talked to SearchExchange.com about the benefits of caching.