Managed hosting provider, PEER 1 Hosting, has announced its relationship with Microsoft to offer customers fully featured, enterprise-level email services. In addition to the PEER 1 hosting services, this will deliver a cost-effective, immediate and hassle-free way of managing SMB customer mail environments.
PEER 1 say their hosted Microsoft Exchange solution is scalable, secure and full-featured, giving users the ability to easily collaborate without them having to invest in mail servers, software licenses, security, or be involved with ongoing system administration. Users can share and access calendars, tasks, contacts, public folders, groups and global address books as well as synchronise from their desktop, mobile device, and the Web. The packages start from £7.50 per mailbox per month, making it suitable for companies of every size and budget with bulk discounts available.
The hosted Microsoft Exchange solution will be deployed through a web-based automation platform to make managing the mail accounts easier, with customers being able to administer users and feature benefits. Each mailbox will have three Gigabytes of storage, which will be pooled space on a per customer basis. Users will be safeguarded through McAfeeTM SaaS Email Protection which works outside the network to block more than 99 percent of spam, viruses, worms and harmful content. Customers email data will be protected with multiple daily backups and a 14 day free-of-charge file recovery capability.
Hosting customers will be able to benefit from PEER 1’s cutting edge technology with its 10Gb SuperNetworkTM backbone that delivers faster performance, low latency and no single point of failure. In addition, customers will benefit from outstanding customer support due to 24x7x365 FirstCall Support™, ensuring a high class of service levels.
As Dominic Monkhouse UK Managing Director at PEER 1 Hosting comments, “Customers want an easy and cost-efficient way of managing their IT infrastructure, inclusive of email services. With our business class email packages, customers no longer need to provide or manage their own mail servers, backups, licensing or security. It is engineered to save customers time, effort and costs whilst offering unrivalled PEER 1 service and support.”
“Businesses are increasingly interested in communication and collaboration tools to improve productivity and reduce costs,” comments John Zanni, General Manager of worldwide hosting for the Communications Sector at Microsoft. “By offering hosted Microsoft Exchange as a service, PEER 1 Hosting is able to provide attractive IT options to its customers.”