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5 Reasons to Move Your On-premises Exchange to the Cloud

Email continues to be a crucial communication tool for organizations to conduct business. Many companies historically opted to use on-premises Exchange as it offers them complete control over the email server with robust and mature capabilities. However, managing an Exchange email server requires a lot of resources, including hardware, software, and technical expertise, and since it is their own custom deployment, IT is also responsible for support. It can be challenging and costly task to maintain, update, support, and secure the email server, especially as on-premises Exchange is increasingly a target of opportunity for hackers.

Here are 5 reasons why moving your Exchange email to the cloud with Intermedia is the right choice for your business:

1. Scalability

Cloud-based Exchange from Intermedia allows for easy scalability, so you can quickly add or remove resources as your business needs change. This means that you can easily scale up or down your email services without having to invest in new hardware or software. Moving to Microsoft 365 can be daunting for businesses, especially if they have been using on-premises Exchange for a long time. However, with Intermedia’s hosted Exchange service, the migration process is much simpler and included at no extra cost. In addition, we provide a seamless transition to our service, minimizing downtime and ensuring that the email service is up and running in no time.

2. Cost savings

Moving to the cloud can often save money in the long run. With cloud-based Exchange solutions, you don’t have to invest in expensive hardware, software, or maintenance costs. Intermedia handles everything from server maintenance to troubleshooting, allowing companies to focus on their core business operations. Our service is much less expensive than upgrading your own servers and software stack, making it a cost-effective solution for organizations of all sizes. And we provide our customers with comprehensive, worry-free technical support. Our Cloud Concierge™ team is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

3. Accessibility

With cloud-based Exchange solutions, your email is available from anywhere, at any time. This means that your employees can access their email from their mobile devices or home computers, making it easier for them to stay connected and productive. Intermedia’s hosted Exchange service is complemented by a range of add-on services that can enhance the email experience for our customers’ Exchange and Outlook users. These services include enhanced email security, productivity apps, email archiving, and email encryption. By providing these services, we help businesses improve productivity, streamline workflows, and protect sensitive data.

4. Disaster recovery

Cloud-based Exchange solutions often include built-in disaster recovery features, such as automatic backups and redundant data centers. This means that your email will be protected in the event of a natural disaster or other unexpected events. Email archiving is a valuable service that we offer. This service helps businesses meet regulatory and legal compliance requirements, retain essential records, and protect against data loss. Our email archiving solution is easy to use and provides powerful search capabilities, making it easy to find and retrieve archived emails and attachments.

5. Security

Cloud-based Exchange solutions often provide better security than on-premises solutions. Cloud providers have dedicated security teams and can offer features like encryption and multi-factor authentication, which can help protect your email and other data from unauthorized access.

In today’s cyber threat landscape, email is a common vector for cyberattacks such as phishing, ransomware, and malware. Intermedia’s Triple Shield Security helps protect businesses from these threats by filtering out malicious emails, identifying suspicious links and attachments, and providing advanced threat protection with our AI Guardian service to identify socially engineered phishing and other sophisticated business email compromise threats.

Along with archiving, we also offer email encryption services to help protect sensitive information that is transmitted via email. Our email encryption solution uses advanced encryption algorithms to secure email messages, attachments, and other sensitive data. This helps businesses comply with industry regulations to protect communications that include personal, financial, and healthcare information.

Business Communications Made Easy

In conclusion, Intermedia’s hosted Exchange service offers a reliable, secure, cost-effective alternative to on-premises Exchange. We manage the technical aspects of the email server, providing comprehensive support to our customers. In addition, the migration process is much more straightforward than moving to Microsoft 365, making it an ideal solution for organizations looking to streamline their email operations.

And it doesn’t stop with email. Intermedia offers a wide range of cloud-based communications solutions to help your business thrive, including business phone systems, chat, video conferencing, file management, contact center functionality, and more. Visit us today at to learn more about Intermedia cloud communications.

About Craig Woods

Craig Woods is the Director of Product Marketing at Intermedia.