Microsoft Exchange Server is Microsoft’s popular mail, calendar, address book, contact management and collaboration application. It’s mainly deployed on the Windows Server OS (on-site or intranet) for corporate use. To cut a long story short, while managing Exchange server functions like keeping in contact with clients, users access and share files, folders and databases. But IT support service providers must take note that the Exchange server isn’t the only thing on the SAN that Exchange users need access too.
As mentioned earlier, there are many types of servers, including Windows and non-Windows OS. Microsoft also has virtual Windows servers and also non-virtual Windows servers. In this article we’ll be discussing both types: windows servers that are managed by the IT professional and office 365 servers that are managed by an IT company. As previously stated, the purpose of this article is to categorize IT support services. The purpose doesn’t end there, however.
One of the best ways to provide IT support is to make sure that a business enterprise can grow and adapt to any new technology and applications without IT assistance. Microsoft Exchange Server offers several features that are designed to enable business enterprises to manage their data center efficiently. Two of these features are known as ‘multi-master’ and ‘multi-site.’ Multi-master allows users to have access to different mailboxes and to change the way the content is displayed based on who’s online at a particular time. Multi-site enables companies to maintain various mailboxes and work on organization workflow processes even while multiple employees are logged into one email address. These features greatly simplify how a business enterprise organizes and manages its businesses using the Exchange messaging system.
Another aspect of IT support services is to ensure that all mail servers, not just the Exchange servers, are running smoothly.
This requires load balancing between all the mail servers. Load balancing requires a system that will divide the load between all the servers to ensure that none of the servers is overloaded. If one or more servers on a network are overburdened, the performance of the Exchange messaging service can be affected. To prevent this from happening, load balancing needs to be performed.
IT support companies offering Microsoft Exchange Server support can also offer data center migrations.
A data center migration is used to take an Exchange Server system, usually the main server, and move it to a data center that is offsite so that it can be managed properly. This process is done in stages and only requires that IT consultants with knowledge of Microsoft Exchange Server to do the initial migration, manage the migration process, and make the final adjustments that are required.
Migration software is also available for IT consultants who may need to complete a full or partial migration from an on-site, physical Exchange Server system to Microsoft Exchange Server using the Microsoft Exchange Server in Microsoft data center management. The setup protocol is used between the on-site, physical Exchange servers and the Microsoft Exchange Server in Microsoft data center management. The Microsoft Exchange Server in Microsoft data center management can then communicate with the mailboxes and servers on the Exchange Server.
IT consultants can complete a file share component update on the on-site Exchange Server so that all the existing file shares on the server become accessible through the Microsoft Exchange Server in Microsoft data center management. The file shares that are on-site become replicated, or mapped, so that when these users access the file share they will be able to see the same content that is on their screens. All of the client computers connected to Exchange Server will be synchronized so that all the users will have the same content on their screens. This process will also affect the network speed because all connections to the Exchange server are made by this network.
- IT professionals and Microsoft consultants can also complete and support a deployment of a Microsoft Exchange Server virtual machine (VMM) from Microsoft data center management.
- A VMM is a set of portable appliances that allow IT professionals and Microsoft consultants to quickly migrate the Exchange server over a physical network or over a network of virtual machines.
- An Exchange Server Virtual Machine is configured just like an Exchange server on-site.
- It can be created to contain any number of databases and servers as needed for specific workloads and migration scenarios.