Remote Microsoft Exchange Server Implementation

Remote Microsoft Exchange Server Implementation

PC LINK provides a comprehensive set of services and tools for deploying Microsoft Windows-based workloads, including Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, 2013 and the new 2016 on premises.

Exchange Server is one of the most mission-critical messaging platforms in the enterprise today. It provides email, scheduling, and tools for custom collaboration and messaging-service applications across the entire organization.

PC LINK provides a suite of infrastructure services and features that enable you to deploy Exchange Server in a highly available, affordable and fault-tolerant manner. Customers can leverage the powerful functionality of Exchange Server along with the flexibility of onsite installation.

The Service is available for Microsoft Exchange 2003, Exchange 2007, Exchange 2010, Exchange 2013 and Exchange 2016 on-premises organizations, a hybrid deployment offers either a long-term coexistence configuration with some mailboxes hosted on-premises and some mailboxes hosted in Exchange Online or a migration path to hosting all user mailboxes in Exchange Online. A hybrid deployment offers organizations the ability to extend the feature-rich experience and administrative control they have with their existing on-premises Microsoft Exchange organization to the cloud. Hybrid deployment features include secure mail transport, shared calendar free/busy information, and message tracking between the on-premises and Exchange Online organizations.

The methodology and tools you use to design an Exchange Server deployment are the same whether the target platform is physical, virtual, or a cloud-based infrastructure. Always size Exchange Server deployments as though you plan to install them on dedicated physical hardware. Make sure, however, that the design takes into consideration the performance characteristics of a shared computing environment.

Planning for a production Exchange Server deployment includes the following stages:

  1. Produce one or more candidate designs using the Exchange Server Role Requirements Calculator.
  2. Test the storage component of each candidate design to verify that you’ve attained the required input/output operations per second (IOPS) within the required thresholds for latency using the Exchange Server version of Microsoft Jetstress.
  3. Verify that each candidate design passes the Microsoft Exchange Load Generator 2010 storage-performance validation test. Compare client-access performance data against established baselines for acceptable latency.