Email server options



  • This comparison misses taking it beyond year 5.

    If you add SA to the original licenses - because you know the plan is the keep using Exchange going forward - it will raise the costs noticeably in the beginning, but come renewal time it will make it significantly less. Less enough to be under O365? not likely, hell, even the 5 year plan would be more expensive for onprem vs O365... but it might lower itself over time because of the SA difference.

    Of course, non of this takes into account hardware costs (included in O365- though could be arguably negligible if a server platform still has to exist onsite) HVAC costs (included in O365 - though could be arguably negligible if a server platform still has to exist onsite), UPS costs (included in O365 - though could be arguably negligible if a server platform still has to exist onsite) HA costs - likely don't exist because licensing would be much higher.



  • @Dashrender said in Email server options:

    This comparison misses taking it beyond year 5.

    Why take it beyond 5 years? Because if it is on premises, it will need to be upgraded again.

    @Dashrender said in Email server options:

    If you add SA to the original licenses - because you know the plan is the keep using Exchange going forward - it will raise the costs noticeably in the beginning, but come renewal time it will make it significantly less. Less enough to be under O365? not likely, hell, even the 5 year plan would be more expensive for onprem vs O365... but it might lower itself over time because of the SA difference.

    SA is a scam to get more money. Always has been for the SMB. With negotiated pricing for Enterprise, it is the right thing.



  • @JaredBusch said in Email server options:

    @Dashrender said in Email server options:

    This comparison misses taking it beyond year 5.

    Why take it beyond 5 years? Because if it is on premises, it will need to be upgraded again.

    @Dashrender said in Email server options:

    If you add SA to the original licenses - because you know the plan is the keep using Exchange going forward - it will raise the costs noticeably in the beginning, but come renewal time it will make it significantly less. Less enough to be under O365? not likely, hell, even the 5 year plan would be more expensive for onprem vs O365... but it might lower itself over time because of the SA difference.

    SA is a scam to get more money. Always has been for the SMB. With negotiated pricing for Enterprise, it is the right thing.

    If you're a company that only upgrades once every 10 years - then yeah... SA is a waste of money, but you're already talking about upgrading again in 5 years, so SA could very much make financial sense - show me the numbers before you poo poo it.