Google today announced that Google Message Continuity now also supports Microsoft Exchange 2010 Servers, helping to protect an even broader range of users from business continuity and email access disruptions.
"Recent research conducted by the Radicati Group suggests that users of Microsoft Exchange face on average over five hours of downtime a month, which is a combination of both unplanned outages and regularly scheduled downtime. Let's compare this to Gmail. Google Apps offers a service level agreement of 99.9% for all of its services. However, as we noted back in January, our own measurements showed that Gmail only experienced on average seven minutes of downtime per month throughout 2010 -- 46 times less than an Exchange-based environment -- which represented a total uptime average of 99.984% for the entire year.
Google Message Continuity works by leveraging this outstanding record of reliability and extending it to Microsoft Exchange users, allowing them to benefit from the availability and redundancy of Google's services," Google said.