Microsoft offers customers Exchange Deployment Options Whitepaper available from Microsoft Download Center.
"The purpose of this paper is to help you choose how to deploy Microsoft Exchange: as Exchange Server 2010 on-premises, Exchange Online with Office 365 in the cloud, or using both in a temporary or permanent hybrid scenario. Knowing the benefits and limitations of each deployment option can help you make the right decision for your organization. Whatever you decide, the deployment flexibility that Microsoft provides with Exchange makes it easier for you to get the right solution for your business," explained Microsoft.
Whatever you decide, the deployment flexibility that Microsoft provides with Exchange makes it easier for you to get the right solution for your business. While some organizations will opt to remain anchored on-premises, and run all their data locally, others already understand that IT is changing.
The Cloud is certainly inevitable, even for those that currently use Exchange Server 2010 or earlier on-premises.
Growing numbers of organizations are choosing to move email infrastructure to the cloud--that's, consuming email as a hosted service over the Internet rather than deploying, provisioning, managing, securing, and updating email servers in-house," the company added.
The benefits of this approach include the following:
- Reduced IT costs
- Increased agility in meeting organizational needs
- Increased availability and reliability
- Having the latest technology without having to migrate or upgrade.
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