Intermedia becomes the first independent provider to offer Hosted Exchange 2016, integrating latest best-of-breed services into its Office in the Cloud™
Mountain View, CA – October 1, 2015—Intermedia, a one-stop shop for cloud IT services and the world’s largest independent provider of Hosted Microsoft® Exchange, announces the availability of Hosted Exchange 2016, which joins the newly-released Office 2016 suite powered by Office 365™ in Intermedia’s Office in the Cloud™.
Microsoft released Exchange Server 2016 earlier today and released the Office 2016 suite last week. Intermedia is the first independent provider to offer Hosted Exchange 2016, announcing its availability to new customers immediately upon Microsoft publicly releasing the service.
Intermedia consistently integrates new and innovative technologies into its Office in the Cloud platform to help customers and partners stay ahead of the technology curve while benefitting from enterprise-grade security, reliability and support.
As of today, Exchange 2016 and the Office 2016 suite are integrated with Intermedia services that include compliant archiving, email encryption, Skype® for Business, SecuriSync® file sharing and backup, Hosted PBX, AppID single sign-on and many others. Hosted Exchange 2016 is also available in a dedicated Private Cloud deployment for customers of 500 seats and above.
These new services come on the heels of a number of other recent Intermedia innovations, including:
- Adding robust backup features to SecuriSync, transforming it into a 2-in-1 file collaboration and backup solution
- Unveiling VoIP Scout, a uniquely rigorous network testing solution used by partners to forecast and eliminate quality-of-service issues when selling voice services
- Offering Intermedia AppID®, the company’s single sign-on service, free with all Office in the Cloud plans—and, as of October 1, 2015, giving all Intermedia users the opportunity to include an unlimited number of web applications to improve productivity and reduce risks across their entire cloud landscape.
In addition, Intermedia is one of the few companies in the world that enables partners to resell the Office 2016 suite through its private label program, which offers them control over billing, pricing and customer support as well as premium sales, marketing and technical support from Intermedia.
A legacy of “firsts”
Intermedia has been first to market with every version of Hosted Exchange since 2000. The company was the first cloud company to offer Hosted Exchange in 2000 and first-to-market with Exchange 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013. It was also the first to offer private-label Hosted Exchange.
“We partner with Intermedia because it makes it easy for us to stay on the leading edge of technology,” said Mike Maendler, CEO of Technology & Beyond, an Intermedia Gold Partner. “The fact that Intermedia always independently tests and provides up-to-date versions of the business apps we need gives a competitive advantage to both my company and my customers. This lets us escape the cycle of constantly testing and deploying software or adding new hardware ourselves.”
Easing the transition to the cloud
To help early adopters avoid the challenges and costs of upgrading their Exchange infrastructure Intermedia's Cloud Concierge™ assists with migrations to Exchange 2016 at no additional cost. These expert migrate an average of 15,000 mailboxes each month with no downtime or data loss. There is no additional cost for customers to be on Exchange 2016.
“Intermedia is dedicated to providing customers and partners with best-of-breed solutions and the most current versions of the cloud applications that are essential to their success,” said Michael Gold, CEO of Intermedia. “It is the combination of this commitment to integration and our advanced security, mobility and support that lets our customers focus on their business, rather than IT and infrastructure, while still staying ahead of the technology curve.”
As with all Office in the Cloud services, Hosted Exchange 2016 and the Office 2016 suite are backed by Intermedia’s Worry-Free Experience™, which includes enterprise-grade security, a 99.999% uptime service level agreement and 24/7 phone support with typical hold times of less than 60 seconds. Management for all Intermedia users, devices and services—including the Office 2016 suite—is integrated into its HostPilot® Control Panel, which creates significant efficiencies and economies of scale for customers and partners.
Office in the Cloud, SecuriSync, Intermedia AppID, Cloud Concierge, Worry-Free Experience, and HostPilot are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Intermedia.net, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Microsoft, Office 365, and Skype are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Intermedia is a one-stop shop for cloud business applications. Its Office in the Cloud™ suite integrates the essential IT services that SMBs 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.
Think of Office in the Cloud as your “Business Cloud Platform.” 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 service level agreement 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.