With the popularity of cloud computing on the rise, many companies are leaning towards outsourcing their email infrastructure into the cloud. This has both benefits as well as shortfalls, which are listed below.
A typical account on Exchange Online costs around $8/user/month with a 1-year commitment. For a company with 200 employees, this adds up to $1,600/month or $19,200/year.
One way to reduce this cost is to rent a virtual private server (VPS) from a service provider on the Internet and run your email infrastructure. This offers two benefits: cost reduction and privacy. Here are the steps:
By using two private virtual servers at $40/month, companies can reduce their monthly email infrastructure cost from $1,600/month to $80/month, which is about 95% savings.