NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Sep 6, 2012) - Intermedia, a global leader in cloud services for small and medium-sized businesses and the largest Microsoft Exchange hosting provider, today announced the publication of a white paper on cloud infrastructure. The white paper highlights the performance, reliability and data protection of Intermedia's Exchange cloud and why not all clouds are created equal.
In the white paper titled Not all Clouds Are Created Equal, Intermedia details the three key elements of the company's hosted Exchange offering and explains how these elements are equal parts technology and experience. For those considering a move to the cloud, the paper reviews what to look for not only in a provider, but also in the provider's cloud. Including:
- Performance of the cloud infrastructure: A business-grade hosted solution should minimize network latency and maximize processing capabilities in a transparent manner.
- High availability of data in the cloud: While 100 percent uptime in the cloud or on-premise is not realistic, the architecture, datacenters and Internet providers that make up a provider's cloud should provide as close to 100 percent uptime as possible.
- Data protection, security and privacy policies: A cloud needs to be engineered in order to protect the data of all its users. Proven security and compliance practices need to be implemented and strictly adhered to.
"The Not All Clouds Are Created Equal white paper takes a detailed look at Intermedia's cloud infrastructure and sets a benchmark for how a business-grade cloud needs to be architected," says Jonathan McCormick, COO, Intermedia. "Over 50,000 businesses rely on Intermedia's cloud services, and as the largest hosted Exchange provider we understand a company's cloud requirements. Companies looking to move into the cloud can use this white paper to ask potential providers about their cloud infrastructure."
In this white paper, learn what to look for in a cloud provider and what needs to be in a provider's cloud in order for it to be considered business-grade. Download a copy of the white paper here: Not All Clouds Are Created Equal.
Intermedia offers an integrated suite of cloud communications and collaboration services through its Office in the Cloud™ offerings. It combines popular Microsoft services such as Exchange 2010, hosted Lync and SharePoint 2010 with Intermedia's services for backup, mobility, security, voice and more. All of these services are managed from Intermedia's proprietary HostPilot® Control Panel, providing customers a single point of communications control. Intermedia is recognized as providing premium support with an average phone response time of under one minute. The company's Cloud Concierge team assures customers have a secure migration to the cloud. Hosted Exchange 2010 service is backed by a 99.999 percent uptime service level agreement and secure infrastructure spanning seven datacenters. Intermedia recently launched one of the first hosted Exchange 2013 betas. For more information, please call 1-800-379-7729.
Intermedia is the premier provider of cloud services to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Its integrated suite enables SMBs to communicate, collaborate and handle content using a secure, business-grade infrastructure. These highly reliable services are backed by a 24x7 support, 99.999% financially backed SLA, and a Cloud Concierge™ custom migration service. Intermedia is the world's largest hosted Exchange provider with over 480,000 mailboxes under management. The company's Office in the Cloud™ suite combines Intermedia's proprietary offerings for complete mobility, backup, security, voice and more with Microsoft tools such as Exchange 2010, Lync and SharePoint. All services are delivered from Intermedia's secure datacenters and managed from the company's proprietary HostPilot® Control Panel -- providing customers a single point of control. Intermedia also empowers thousands of partners -- including managed service providers, VARs and many leading Telcos -- to sell cloud services under their own brand. Founded in 1995, Intermedia was the first to offer hosted Microsoft Exchange services. For more information, visit www.intermedia.net.