MS Exchange Replacement winner is… Gmail (Google Apps for Business)

It’s been a while since my last post, and having now performed an lengthy investigation for a suitable replacement for hosted Microsoft Exchange, I’ve come to the conclusion that Google Apps for Business is the winner.

For my client (25 users and multiple domain aliases), it provides the business class stability and low price point that was required for our incumbent email hosting provider.

 

Prices are about $5 per mailbox per month, or £3 in the UK.

 

I was hoping there would be an opensource alternative that we could have recommended, but for the business class hosted email service that we required, Google Apps for Business was just a runaway winner.

I’ll follow up this post with a more detailed implementation and testing plan that we used for the migration along to replace our hosted MS Exchange service.

 

edit:  As promised here is the implementation plan for Hosted MS Exchange to Google Apps for Business

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