Migrating an on-premises Exchange environment to the cloud can be complicated, it can be time-consuming, and there are a variety of factors that prompt companies to keep some portion of their Exchange environment on-line – i.e., they deploy a hybrid configuration. Hybrid configurations are popular, especially with larger customers.
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There are some things to keep in mind, however.
First, users typically have to choose one means or another – i.e., an on-premises Exchange user can’t have archives both in the cloud and on-premises (but they can choose cloud).
Finally, any enhancement tools that customers choose – such as compliance archiving, email security, or backup – need to work with hybrid environments. Barracuda products do, but the same isn’t always true with other vendors.
Rich is the Director of Public Cloud Product Marketing at Barracuda. He joined the team as part of the acquisition of C2C Systems in 2014. Rich is one of Barracuda’s public cloud experts – he works directly with the cloud ecosystems and has been quoted in eBooks from Microsoft on public cloud security. He is also a frequent contributor to Barracuda’s own cloud blogs. For our cloud motions, he helps develop strategies and execution with our partners and sales teams.
You can email Rich at email@example.com.