Three things to consider when deploying a hybrid Office 365 configuration

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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).

Second, not all tools will work the same – Office 365 includes collaboration tools and communications which will work differently in a fully cloud versus a partially-on-premises solution.

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.

For more information on Barracuda solutions for Office 365, visit our company site here.  We offer a 30-day risk-free trial so you can try our solutions in your environment at no cost.

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