Intermedia Launches UK’s First Business-Class Hosted Exchange 2010 Service
We recently extended our hosted Exchange 2010 service to the UK market. Our industry-leading new offering is the first to deliver Exchange 2010 with clustering and redundant server infrastructure – technologies critical to the high reliability businesses expect for email service.
According to Michael Osterman of IT analyst firm Osterman Research, “Businesses are increasingly using hosted Exchange for their email given the lower cost of ownership that it can provide – not to mention the very high availability that comes from the use of clustering and redundant servers in a carrier-grade environment. Exchange 2010 offers a number of important benefits, particularly to remote and mobile workers, not least of which is a much-improved Outlook Web App experience. As one of the leading providers of hosted Exchange, Intermedia is well positioned to help organizations drive down their cost of providing email, as well as provide a variety of additional, value-added services.”
Our announcement comes on the heels of a strong 2009 performance for our London-based UK operations. We tripled our UK customer base last year with a product line that includes hosted Microsoft Exchange, Office Communications Server 2007, SharePoint 3.0 and support for BlackBerry, iPhone, Droid and other smartphones.
We have also secured space for an additional datacenter located in the UK. Like our four US datacenters, the UK datacenter will feature redundant Tier-1 Internet connections and hardware from Cisco, Dell and EMC – investments that assure high reliability and the fastest round trip for email. The UK datacenter will also provide in-country email service and storage for UK companies that prefer this option.
“Small- and mid-size businesses in the UK require hosted services that give them the same capabilities as much larger competitors,” says Serguei Sofinski, chief executive officer, Intermedia. “We deliver enterprise-class service in a way that’s incredibly simple for our customers to use and manage. That’s why we’ve been successful in the UK market and expect additional growth with hosted Exchange 2010.”