MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Intermedia announces a new unified solution for cloud-based business email: Intermedia's Dedicated Microsoft® Exchange on AWS. The offering is available to Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers that are considering migrating their Exchange environment from on-premises to the cloud. Intermedia, a one-stop shop for cloud IT services, is the world's largest independent provider of Microsoft's Hosted Exchange and serves 70,000 business customers and well over a million users.
Intermedia's Dedicated Exchange on AWS delivers a current Exchange email solution that's fully managed by Intermedia's Exchange experts, built on a single-tenant cloud powered by AWS. With this unified solution, AWS customers deploy a customizable and flexible dedicated environment on the familiar AWS platform. Further, they gain the operational support, reliability and security expertise of the independent leader in Hosted Exchange.
Intermedia's Dedicated Exchange on AWS is immediately available for AWS customers. For more information, visit www.intermedia.net/aws.
Benefits of a dedicated Exchange cloud
With this announcement, Intermedia's Hosted Exchange service is now available to businesses on three platforms: (1) Intermedia's public cloud, (2) Intermedia's own single-tenant infrastructure, and (3) AWS.
All three platforms benefit businesses that have been deterred from migrating their email to the cloud due to the complexities of managing their own cloud deployment, even on an AWS platform. Without a hosted solution, they still had to pay for licenses and hire IT people to install, maintain and support the software.
Today, AWS customers can now easily have their Exchange environment migrated from on-premises to the AWS cloud by Intermedia's experts. They get a secure, backed-up and highly available solution with none of the administrative overhead.
While tens of thousands of customers choose Intermedia's public cloud, businesses with more complex needs may opt for the additional control and flexibility to customize provided by Intermedia's dedicated environments. With a dedicated Hosted Exchange deployment—either within Intermedia's infrastructure or on AWS—businesses can integrate with existing proprietary or third-party applications, add mobile device management, build customized security, deploy specialized data replication and enable other use cases.
Intermedia's Dedicated Exchange on AWS is priced on a per-user, per-month basis, offering a uniquely predictable cost model. In addition, it's designed to facilitate compliance with industry regulations such as HIPAA, FINRA and more.
A third platform for Intermedia's Worry-Free Experience™
Regardless of which platforms a customer chooses, Intermedia's Hosted Exchange service delivers cost and efficiency benefits that far exceed on-premises deployments, along with the security, reliability and support that's part of Intermedia's Worry-Free Experience™. Service highlights include:
- Centralized management with Intermedia's HostPilot® Control Panel
- Enterprise-grade security that's validated by Intermedia's SOC 2 audit
- Free migration performed by Intermedia's Cloud Concierge experts, who migrate 15,000 mailboxes every month without downtime or data loss
- 24/7 phone support with typical hold times of less than 60 seconds
- Additional online support and training
- Scalability to thousands of users
All of Intermedia's services are fully integrated, secure and mobile-ready. In addition, businesses that deploy Intermedia's Dedicated Exchange on AWS will enjoy benefits that include:
- A breadth of security add-ons to increase privacy and control network access.
- Additional compliance features designed with industry regulations and compliance needs in mind (HIPAA, SOC, PCI, etc.). Users are provided with considerable information regarding the policies, processes and controls in operation.
- Integration with mobile device management and other applications.
- A global, robust infrastructure that's engineered for the most demanding requirements. AWS offers a choice of 11 geographically-isolated global regions with advanced data replication.
Liam Eagle, Senior Analyst of Service Providers at 451 Research: "It's exciting to see two market leaders come together to address an unmet need of enterprise customers moving to the cloud. Intermedia's Dedicated Exchange on AWS is a response to the requirements of larger customers that want to move their on-premise Exchange environment to the cloud. Among the top cloud venue options 451 Research sees hosted private cloud showing consistent growth in current and near term adoption, as indicated in our quarterly Voice of the Enterprise demand side research."
Hal Bennett, General Manager of Global Technology Partners at Amazon Web Services, Inc.: "As cloud adoption accelerates, customers need a managed Exchange email solution without limitations to effectively transition their business email from on-premises to the cloud. Intermedia has demonstrated success in the ability to host Exchange, and the new Exchange offering hosted on AWS meets many of our larger enterprise customers' needs."
Michael Gold, CEO at Intermedia: "We are excited to work with AWS to provide customers with Exchange in this unified cloud solution for business email. By pairing our experience, expertise and scale of our managed Exchange in the cloud with AWS's leading global infrastructure, we're giving businesses exceptional control and flexibility in their cloud deployment. With Intermedia, AWS customers can leverage the operational resources, support and expertise of a company with a long history of highly reliable business-grade email."
Intermedia is a one-stop shop for cloud business applications. Its Office in the Cloud™ suite integrates the essential IT services that companies need to do business, including email, voice, file syncing and sharing, conferencing, instant messaging, identity and access management, mobility, security and archiving. Office in the Cloud goes beyond unified communications to encompass a wide breadth of fundamental IT services, delivered by a single provider.
Intermedia's services are integrated into its HostPilot® Control Panel. There's just one login, one password, one bill and one source of support, which creates significant cross-service efficiencies for both users and IT administrators. Intermedia offers enterprise-grade security, a 99.999% uptime agreement for its services and 24/7 phone support with typical hold times of less than 60 seconds.
Intermedia serves over 70,000 businesses and has 6,000 active partners, including VARs, MSPs, telcos and cable companies. Its award-winning Partner Program lets partners sell under their own brand with control over billing, pricing and other elements of their customer relationships. Intermedia is the world's largest independent provider of Hosted Exchange.
Intermedia has over 700 employees worldwide who manage numerous datacenters to power its Office in the Cloud—and who work to deliver customers and partners a Worry-Free Experience™.
For more information, visit Intermedia.net.