Is Exchange 2016 going to be the last version of Exchange?


Our IT consultant met with one of our managed services clients recently, and the subject of migrations came up:

“Do you think 2016 will be the last version of Exchange Server?”

“Probably – at least the last one that’s widely used.”

If you work in IT managed services, or you run an MSP/VAR, you might be thinking the same thing. Maybe migrating your customers from on-prem’ Exchange to Office 365 as part of the annual server refresh has been the majority of your business for the last year or so.

That’s great – it’s been a goldmine for MSPs/VARs. Account managers get to sell the benefits of buzzword zeitgeist “cloud services”. You have to put fewer support hours in once the customer is migrated over.

But what’s next? Where’s the next big shift, and revenue stream, going to come from?

The same client had something to say about that too:

“Hosted desktops and thin clients – using client infrastructure and then providing disaster recovery from ours as micro-datacentres.”

Are you and your business ready for the change?

With the old model of massive datacentres quickly changing in the era of public cloud (The Register had some ideas on what to do with those dead racks…) the world of IT is changing rapidly.

Will your team be ready to take on these new projects? If you’re in need of new engineers to future proof your teams, why not get in touch with Authentic Recruitment today?


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