MS Office 365 vs Hosted Exchange

If you are considering moving your email and storage to the cloud, you most likely are considering MS Office 365 or Hosted Exchange.  If this is the case, the decision may seem daunting. To help, we've broken it down for you.

What's the same, what's different, and most important, what is the best fit for you?

What's the same?

  • Both run over Exchange Server. Why? Exchange Server has proven to be one of the most reliable and efficient email solutions, accounting for 51% of worldwide business mailboxes. It is cloud based and runs on an Opex model, vs a Cap X model, meaning there aren't significant upfront costs but a residual monthly cost.
  • Both have bundled packages.

What's different?

Microsoft Office 365

Hosted Exchange

Runs the most current Office 365 release

Choose the version you want to run

Application upgrades and service packs are automatically pushed

Choose your service packs and test before deployment.

No migration assistance unless you use a reseller who provides this service. (talk to us about this, we can get you the assistance you need)

Assisted migration

50 GB per mailbox

Mailbox size is unlimited

No cost for upgrades, includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

Small increase to add subscription such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

Skype for business option

Newest apps

In a nutshell, Hosted Exchanges offers stability and control, Office 365 offers innovation. If you are unsure what would be the best for your business, feel free to contact us and we can discuss your goals and customize a specific plan.