Hosted Exchange Will Make You Thinner

OK, so hosted Exchange won’t really make you thinner. That’s obviously false. But it is just one of many myths and misconceptions out there about hosted Exchange. Here are a few that we hear most often:

Only big companies use Exchange. Actually, many Exchange users are SMBs that tap Exchange from the cloud to avoid heavy infrastructure investments and ongoing maintenance costs.

We don’t have the budget for Exchange. To stand up a full Exchange deployment onsite is an expensive and challenging proposition. With hosted Exchange, businesses can take that huge CAPEX and turn it into a fixed, monthly fee.

Hosted Exchange isn’t secure. In reality, a hosted Exchange provider’s profits and reputation depend on its ability to secure its customer’s data. Often the security measures taken by a hosted Exchange provider are far more stringent than a standard, onsite deployment.

If you’re looking for a full-featured, scalable email solution, we don’t want you to fall prey to the myths, so we made a fun, short video to address these and other myths around Exchange.

Lizetta Staplefoote is a Rackspace Marketing Copywriter with a decade of experience writing about small business challenges for healthcare, real estate, and technology. Her passion is researching and writing about the impact of cloud computing. When she's not wordsmithing, she enjoys hanging out with her sons, exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains, and feeding her music addiction.


  1. I would also be interested in HOSTED Lync Enterprise and Hosted Exchange.
    We are a smb running both, for 15 phones and users. It is just me managing 3 physical servers w/ 4 Hyper-V vm’s to do this, and it is killing me. Come on Rackspace! Help! 😉

  2. Hi Charles and Brian,
    We don’t currently offer hosted Lync with our hosted Exchange offering but are actively exploring a deployment. Brian, we can definitely help you with hosting email and mobile devices for your users; running and updating those services in-house can be so cumbersome! Email me if you’d like to talk more brooke.jackson at

  3. Brooke,

    Lync would be a huge addition to the Rackspace Exchange offering. Even if you limited it to the IM portion, and not the video, that would be huge. Having chat integrated into Outlook is huge for teams that work together. Let us know if “active exploring a deployment” turns into anything.



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