Companies of all sizes face big, strategic decisions in the coming months regarding their e-mail and collaboration environments. According to Intermedia, there’s over 120M licenses of Exchange 2000 and 2003 due for an upgrade and more than 100M users on Exchange 2007.
But what about the Cloud?
With cloud e-mail finally getting traction in the enterprise, the decision making gets considerably more complex. Enterprises can upgrade on premises email, Exchange 2003 – 2007 for example; they can move to the cloud and stick with Microsoft (Office 365 of Hosted Exchange); they can move to Google Apps; and they can create a custom hybrid environment. They can also do nothing and wait it out a little longer.
As with any strategic investment decisions, gathering data and comparing options is a critical part of the process. And it’s not easy to sift through the piles of marketing literature, analyst reports, whitepapers and case studies – the usual suspects in the world of enterprise software buying.
To make the process just a little bit easier, Exoprise would like to allow IT leaders to answer an important question – is their current Exchange environment faster and/or more reliable than available cloud alternatives? To be clear, answering this question in the affirmative doesn’t mean passing on the cloud and all the goodness it has to offer. Likewise, identifying latency or up-time issues on the Exchange server are not proof that the cloud is the way to go. But it’s hard to argue against having a solid, data-driven understanding of how the existing environment stacks up against proposed alternatives.
Exoprise is pleased to combine two of its solutions into an efficient, easy to execute offering that gives IT leaders answers to some of the most important and challenging questions. Using the advanced synthetic transaction capabilities of CloudReady Monitor, and the deep analytics of CloudReady Insight, this unique program can quickly and easily help IT leaders advance their understanding of their options, and make the right decisions.
Register to view a live demonstration on September 27 or contact me directly jwatt(at)exoprise.com