Re: Mail Server hosted in Europe for U.S. Branch?
From: Nick Cavalancia (nickc_at_remove-comsphere.com)
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2004 06:41:30 -0500
My first question as a consultant would be what is the connectivity speed
between your office and Europe? Also will you be using Outlook, OWA or a
POP3 solution to pull your email?
Also, how critical is email? I ask because I worry if your connection to
Europe is severed, can you sustain business without email? That would be a
major reason for having a local Exchange server.
-- Nick Cavalancia MCSE/MCT/MCNE/MCNI email@example.com Comsphere - "Where Knowledge Transfer is Key" Web: http://www.comsphere.com Ph: 954.275.0114 Fax: 954.791.6763 "Rick" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:email@example.com... > Hello, > > Does anyone have any input or reports which show how > common it is for a European parent company to host the > mail (Exchange) for a U.S. branch? We (the U.S. branch) > have been successfully hosting our own mail inhouse using > NT 4.0, Exchange 5.5 for a few years now. We are being > told that to consolidate IT functions, our parent company > in Europe should host our mail on their system which hosts > mail for other European branches. Our concern is that with > the time difference (there is not 24x7 support planned in > Europe at this time), if there are mail server problems, > we could be "out of luck" here in the U.S. until the next > business day, which could be disasterous to our business. > We currently use an outside consulting company for support > here in the U.S. and can get very quick response if we > have any issues. We are planning to upgrade to Windows > Server 2003 here and implement a new Cisco firewall to > allow for VPN between us and Europe, but are very wary of > giving up the mail server. Any input is appreciated. > > Rick