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Exchange Migration Explained

One of the biggest trends in the last few years has been the adoption of hosted, or cloud-based, services within the business sector. Using cloud-based platforms is beneficial in a number ways, especially for businesses where there are a large number of users who need access to particular programs.


An incredibly important consideration with any hosted service is email performance. Microsoft’s Exchange service is one of the most popular email clients used by businesses and because of the benefits that come with using hosted services, many business owners are looking to switch to Microsoft’s online office suite – Office 365.

The benefits of hosted Exchange

There are some key benefits that come with migrating your business email to a hosted service such as Office 365. Firstly, it significantly cuts down on overheads such as servers, software, maintenance and upgrades. It also enables for a much more integrated and seamless experience, enabling all employees within your organisation to use the same system.

In addition to the reduced costs of implementation, Office 365 also offers a more seamless experience and so this means you’re always using the most up-to-date version of the software available, without any need for further investment or disruption to the work environment.

You can read more about the pros and cons of hosted Exchange here.

Exchange migration without loss of performance or security

With all the benefits that using hosted Exchange provides, there are still some business owners who are hesitant to make the switch. This is usually because of concerns over security, risk management and archiving. For most businesses this won’t be a problem, but if your business makes use of a lot of third party products that are not compatible with Office 365, then it could prove to be an issue.

Luckily there’s a solution to this problem in the form of Mimecast’s Office 365 migration service. By completing your Exchange Migration with Mimecast, you can experience all the benefits of a hosted Exchange platform without having to compromise on areas such as security and archiving.

The process of migrating to a hosted Exchange service will vary depending on the size of your organisation and how many users need access to the system. With Mimecast’s service you can completely migrate all your business email accounts to the cloud with full peace of mind. One of the biggest advantages of using the Mimecast migration service is the additional security measures it provides.

Using blended cloud security means you can still have optimum security measures in place without the need for on-premises software to be installed. You can protect against some of the biggest risks associate with using a hosted Exchange service, including spear-phishing and other advanced threat emails.

In addition to this you also benefit from archiving, which means there will always be an available archive of email data in an alternative location. For businesses that have complex requirements and want to remove any potential barriers of migrating to a hosted service, Mimecast offers an excellent way of doing this.

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