Hosted Exchange Provisioning
Hosted Exchange Provisioning can describe when a service company hosts at their site the dedicated Microsoft Exchange infrastructure for another company. Hosted Exchange more typically describes a shared hosted Exchange provisioning environment, where a service company hosts multiple companies on an Exchange environment. Exchange 2000, which was introduced in 2000, was the first version that could be feasibly deployed in a shared hosted Exchange provisioning model. Configuring shared hosted Exchange was and is a complex process. The use of a provisioning solution such as abrideanProvisorSP provides the accuracy and efficiency required for a commercially successful hosted Exchange offering.
Companies offering shared hosted Exchange provisioning include MailStreet.com (A Division of Apptix) and USA.NET. Many of these companies offer additional services such as SharePoint and Blackberry/RIM support. Users of shared hosted Exchange range from single users and "Mom and Pop" businesses to large corporations such as United Airlines.