I wanted to cover a topic, Hosted Exchange, that is already out there but maybe put a fresh perspective on it. As I thought about this topic for a few days, I decided that maybe it would be best to cover Hosted Exchange in several posts. I feel this topic deserves to be treated with more attention rather than to give you a bunch of bullet points. It would more fun this way too.
So let’s start from the beginning…..The Acquisition of Hardware for your Exchange Server Environment.
The first benefit of having a Hosted Exchange Server - At SaaShost.net, you don’t have to worry about purchasing the hardware that entails setting up your own Exchange Server! We are not just talking about one server... If you would like to sustain a reliable high availability email system, you will need to review the Firewall hardware appliance, Anti-Spam/Anti-Virus hardware appliance, Backup and Disaster Recovery Server hardware, and mobile device server integration (Blackberry Enterprise Server). You may want to also consider a server hardware fail-over so that if the main Exchange Server crashes , the second fail-over Exchange server will kick in seamlessly to continue to provide you with 24/7 email service.
SaaShost.net's Hosted Exchange service allows you to save on the initial investment of all of these hardware considerations. Even considering the most basic small business 'On Premise Exchange Server' setup, the initial investment would easily be over $10,000 just in hardware purchases alone. In comparison to a Hosted Exchange Provider, at SaaShost.net there is no initial hardware investment needed. You pay as you go for a Hosted Exchange mailbox per month with no long term commitments or contracts. With a Hosted Exchange Provider, a proven network infrastructure is already in place in a secure data center location with a backup power system. The Firewall, Anti-Spam/Anti-Virus appliance, and Backup and Disaster Recovery System are all running around the clock with 24/7 technicians standing by. When you put into consideration of having a stable 24/7 email system, the Hosted Exchange Provider has a lot of benefits even at the first step of considering your initial investment for your email system.
In summary, review the cost of your initial hardware investment for an On Premise Exchange Server and compare it to SaaShost.net's pricing per mailbox per month. Work out the comparison for now…next week , we will continue to discuss more benefits of using a Hosted Exchange Service.