Well, we’ve lived in a world where everyone has told us to remain constantly on top of all the latest and greatest in technology. So, then it’s logical to move to a new system, right? This isn’t always the case and according to The Tech Republic, 87 percent of organizations currently using Microsoft (News - Alert) Exchange 2003 for email hosting are reluctant to migrate to Microsoft Exchange 2007, mostly because of its reputation for being a flimsy piece of software that no one really wants to touch even with a 20-foot pole. Ok so what about Microsoft Exchange 2010?
Right now, major corporations are only beginning to adopt Microsoft Exchange 2010 when they notice that their current email hosting platform doesn’t work well enough to meet their demands. The Royal Mint is one example of an organization that made this move just before the London 2012 Olympics. Yes we hear you asking loud and clear, what’s the problem?
While Exchange 2010 offers much broader features that allow email hosting companies to scale up, people don't seem to be taking kindly to its new architecture. It all boils down to more components in the middle tier of the software that exchanges data with the mailbox. Third-party applications, unlike in Exchange 2007, no longer can interact with the mailbox as fluidly as they've done. At this point, they have to communicate with Exchange components first.
F5, a company that specializes in developing solutions for increased IT productivity, came up with an idea that might just help businesses make the step to move on. F5 Architecture Design for Microsoft Exchange has come as a result of conferences and analyses that have led the company to the ideal method of deployment for companies that wish to upgrade their email hosting platforms.
With the solution, professionals from F5 with tons of expertise in Exchange will have a look at your network and scalability needs so that your deployment will be a completely fluid email hosting infrastructure. They'll upgrade you to any version of Exchange you wish to use.
In the planning state, consultants will ask you about what goals you have, what programs you depend on to keep your business afloat, and then will compile the data into a plan for infrastructure implementation. After that, you'll be back on the ball in no time. Exchange 2010 will run on company email hosting servers and you won't even notice that it even happened.
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Edited by Jamie Epstein