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# 104416 18-Jun-2012 14:13
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Can anyone recommend a NZ based Email Exchange host? I have a SMB with 4 users who currently have Exchange on Windows Server 2003 & TELECOM ADSL for internet. I am looking for a service that will migrate the 4 users to an off-site Exchange host & be the main contact for technical support.

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  # 642569 18-Jun-2012 14:57
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Microsoft Office 365 would be my recommendation also.




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  # 642580 18-Jun-2012 15:35
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Does it have to be Exchange particularly or something else that has the same feature set?





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  # 642601 18-Jun-2012 16:27
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Onenet - they are in Auckland

I use them for Hosted Exchange and Iron Mountain LiveVault Backups for Servers

www.onenet.co.nz





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  # 642703 18-Jun-2012 18:14
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Would perfer a NZ Exchange host for the best connection, have another client on a hosted Exchange overseas and feedback is it's slow. Is Office 365 faster?
Was looking for a reliable business that can support me through the changeover from onsite Exchange to hosted Exchange & general email support.
Doesn't have to be Exchange but needs to have the same feature set.

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  # 642705 18-Jun-2012 18:16
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I can't see any problem with Office 365 being overseas and speed. It's email after all, a second here or there won't be noticeable.

If you had requirements to keep data in New Zealand, then yes, look at something else. Otherwise, no harm...





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  # 642743 18-Jun-2012 19:15
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I agree with freitasm on this one. For speed Office 365 is fine.

That being said I do believe there are some big arguments for keeping the data in NZ.

 
 
 
 


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  # 642815 18-Jun-2012 21:06
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you're on telecom ADSL so the speed and latency should be fine. they run about 130ms to the datacenters in singapore

some of the other isps have latency three times higher (> 300ms) and a 1/3 of the peak bandwidth/throughput so can sometimes be a bit slow.

as freitasm mentions, speed for email wont really be an issue. with outlook you're typically running in "cached" mode, so a copy of all your mail sits locally anyway.

depending on the o365 plan you get, you can also have additional (or unlimited) space for your archive file, so you get pretty good storage with it.




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  # 642819 18-Jun-2012 21:12
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myhostedexchange.co.nz is brilliant.
It's local and cost effective.

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  # 646461 26-Jun-2012 15:49
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Your welcome to try out Office365 which includes Sharepoint, Lync online, Office webapps as well, or try just Exchange Online as a standalone plan. Full details at htttp://www.office365.co.nz.

Specific plans are at:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-nz/office365/compare-plans.aspx?WT.z_O365_ca=Buy_what-is-office365_en-nz

Also you might like to take a look at the trust centre for Office365 as well:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-nz/office365/trust-center.aspx

There are also a heap of Microsoft Cloud Certified partners in NZ that can help you with the process as you have indicated above:
http://office365.pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-NZ/companies/search?map=0&q=

I hope this info was helpful for you.




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  # 651105 5-Jul-2012 09:27
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networkn: myhostedexchange.co.nz is brilliant.
It's local and cost effective.


In comparison to o365 they look rather expensive to me?

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  # 651107 5-Jul-2012 09:29
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Well price isn't everything. At the end of the day it's up to you to make the comparison, but the average response time to a ticket for us is about 11 minutes (Including late night queries). I wonder if support of o365 would be comparable.

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  # 651108 5-Jul-2012 09:32
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Not 11 minutes, but I raised a query on my Office 365 last week and got same day response. The query wasn't urgent, otherwise it would be a faster response.

Raised a query a few months back and got a phone call instead of email response.





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  # 651151 5-Jul-2012 10:38
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We've also been happily using Office 365 since it was available for our office without any issues.




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  # 651206 5-Jul-2012 11:59
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Office 365 has been a good experience for my self in deployment and usage. Sometimes Sharepoint can suffer on less-than-ideal connections, especially if you're opening large files. However, for standard office usage it's certainly a very good option.

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