“Cloud” is a buzz word that has been around for years.
It is only in the last few years it has become an affordable option for small businesses. Cloud email is no different, many businesses are now deciding to make the transition to cloud email. For many businesses, cloud email makes perfect sense. Cloud email can provide cost savings, higher security or better email access against an onsite email server solution.
Cloud email can offer significant cost savings for your business. Having an onsite email server can be expensive. You will first need the server grade hardware, then the Microsoft Exchange licence then the associated security packages needed. This will only have an expected lifespan of maybe 5 years, at which point you would have to go through the same costs again.
With a cloud based email service, you are billed monthly for the number of mailboxes you need, allowing you to easily scale up or down. This also means the version of Exchange Server running on the cloud solution is always the most up to date, so you always have the most recent security updates and features.
Cloud email services are run on advanced hardware, allowing greater security and hardware redundancies, that any small business could afford. The data centres used for the cloud email have global redundancy options, offering failover to servers in the same and/or different regions. So even the smallest business can have peace of mind that they will have 99.9% availability of their email services.