Exchange Server 2010 was the most fun we had with Exchange since the simplicity of Version 5.5.
The product was completely redeveloped, and many of the design constraints introduced in Exchange 2007, as well as much of the complexity was removed.
Exchange 2013 builds on top of the best features of Exchange 2010.
It’s simpler, there are now only two servers roles. the Client Assess Server and the Mailbox Server
The Client Access Server placement has been disjoined from the Active Directory topology, you no longer need a CAS server in every AD site with a Mailbox Server. This greatly simplifies the design of a highly available infrastructure, because any CAS server in the organisation will now proxy requests to the correct mailbox server.
Secondary datacentre failure is now automatic (provided the file share witness in in an independent third site). This effectively removes the “majority of nodes” headache where the 2010 secondary data centre never came online automatically.
Database IO is further reduced by 50% from 2010, which is now a 99% reduction in IO from Exchange 2003!
All in all, Exchange 2013 looks like an exciting product, and a great progression on the features that have been introduced in the previous two versions.
Each Microsoft Exchange Server design or implementation will be specific to customer requirements, and will take account of business drivers, budget, aversion to risk, dependence on technology and a myriad of other factors.
We give each customer, each project and each job the same attention regardless of size or complexity.
Whether you’re looking for help with a migration from an earlier release of Exchange, another email product such as GroupWise or Domino, or are looking for a completely new implementation, Cheddon Limited can help guide you through the options and work with you to implement a solution that’s right for your business.
Click here to contact us about Exchange Server design, fault isolation or troubleshooting for your business.