The cost is usually less, in the Cloud

16 Apr

My customer Pam’s company has 15 mailboxes and uses Exchange’s Public Folders. They pay less than $200 per month for their hosted Exchange with Public Folders. That annualizes to $2,400 per year. Had they purchased a new server and run Exchange in-house, they would have incurred a very long list of expenses, including:

•Capital cost of a new server

•Software and licensing cost for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft Exchange Server, virus protection, and SPAM filtering (and at least 15 licenses for each)

•Tax and shipping on the new server hardware and software

•Consultant’s time writing specs and pricing

•Consultant’s time setting up the server, Exchange, virus protection, and SPAM filtering

•Consultant’s time updating all the above products

•Consultant’s time migrating their existing mailboxes from the old server to the new server

•Consultant’s time updating users’ MS Outlook to point to the new server

Pam’s five-year cost with an on-site server would be $17,500 before adding the electricity consumption and extra load on her air conditioner to keep the server room chilled. With the cloud solution, the five-year cost is only $12,000.


Mark Anthony Germanos is the President of Cameron Park Computer Services, a premier Sacramento IT company providing IT services, IT solutions and IT support. Cameron Park Computer Services, at, moves clients to the Cloud. “The Cloud is among the best IT solutions we’ve ever offered,” says Germanos, “I’ve been in the IT service and IT support business since 1992. When you run your business in the Cloud, your data is always available, available from anywhere and the cost is usually less. Does your IT company offer IT services, IT support and CloudU certified staff that can provide today’s IT solutions at affordable prices”? does.


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