Exchange on IaaS: Concerns, Tradeoffs, and Best Practices
Many customers are interested in outsourcing the infrastructure requirements for an Exchange 2013 deployment to “the cloud” using an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider. Navigating supportability concerns, best practices, deployment issues, and tradeoffs for this scenario can be a significant challenge. We discuss scenarios where an IaaS deployment makes sense and how to compare such a deployment with the services provided by Office 365 or an on-premises deployment. We will review the options in deep technical detail and we discuss deployment best practices for IaaS scenarios.