One of the problems in using Microsoft Exchange I’ve heard is that it’s very hard to manage if you are a small business. Also, if your server goes down your entire email goes down with it, until things are repaird. Microsoft has a solution.
Microsoft Exchange Hosted Continuity is a security-enhanced Web interface that allows ongoing access to e-mail during and after unplanned outages of an on-premise e-mail environment.
This new offering is a new branding called Microsoft(R) Exchange Hosted Services (EHS), formerly known as FrontBridge Technologies Inc.
EHS is composed of four distinct services including Hosted Filtering, Hosted Archive, Hosted Continuity and Hosted Encryption. These services offer cost-effective hosted solutions to help ensure the security and high availability of an organization’s messaging environment while satisfying internal policy and regulatory compliance requirements. In addition, Microsoft today unveiled a new per-user licensing model for all the services as well as road map details, including information about the upcoming EHS 5.3 release and the 6.x series of releases that will align with Exchange “12″ availability. EHS is the latest addition to the Exchange Server solution portfolio and a key offering in Microsoft’s software as a service strategy.
On April 1, Exchange Hosted Services will be available in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. These services will also become available in the Asia Pacific region later this year. More information about Exchange Hosted Services and how to contact a local partner can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/services.