If you’ve worked in IT anytime over the past five years, you’ve most likely considered moving your IT applications to the Cloud, if you haven’t already migrated part or all of your infrastructure. Whether it's pressure from the C-level to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO), the increasing complexity of managing virtualized environments, or the demand from end users to be able to access applications and data from anywhere, the transition to the Cloud is happening - for good reason. Some IT administrators still fear that outsourcing critical messaging and collaboration platforms to the Cloud could put their jobs at stake, but the move is just changing the role of the administrator to that of an internal service provider. By leveraging the Cloud, you can position your IT department as a strategic services broker or manager that can lower the bottom line substantially for the entire organization.
Last week, we attended the Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC) in Austin, Texas with partners from 41 countries and six continents to discuss current Microsoft Exchange trends.
The Cloud is everywhere, in every company in different formats, private, hybrid or public. The Cloud is a shiny option to consider but companies must be prepared in order to maintain the visibility and the control that you originally had on the applications when they were hosted on-premise.
The rapid growth of the cloud market is leading to the emergence of new services, new ways for services provisioning and new interaction models both amongst cloud providers and service ecosystems using cloud resources.
In spite of new features and improvements, many companies have decided to hold off on the latest Exchange migration. According to TechTarget's 2014 Windows Server Purchasing Intentions Survey, only 5% of respondents have upgraded to Exchange 2013, while 50% plan to stick with Exchange 2010 in the coming year. So, what's holding organizations back?
Shall I migrate to Microsoft Exchange on-premises or online?
How can I protect my system?
How do I solve my filing requirement?
How can I check Exchange availability and increase performance?
How can I optimize IT resources, while reducing impact on users?
Exchange 2013 offers businesses a fantastic portal for email, calendar and contacts on PCs, phones and web browsers. Highly supportive of BYOD, security and high availability, Exchange 2013 truly helps customers feel at ease with enhanced reliability and reduced complexity.
This latest version of Exchange is committed to making sure your environment is always available and under control.
To maximize your Exchange 2013 Return on Investment (ROI) while increasing service availability, GSX is offering you some exciting new features, based on some of the most popular requests from Administrators, to help you get the most out of your Exchange experience.
We are in the final stages of packaging up a new version of GSX Monitor & Analyzer that will come out in the next few days. This new version will be really interesting especially for Admins managing hybrid messaging environments.