In addition to a five-fold reduction in administration time, Wessel estimates the cost of cloud hosting is 25 percent less than the annual maintenance he was paying, not including his hardware savings. “In today’s world, it’s really not acceptable for an IT pro to say, ‘E-mail is down’ or ‘The server is down.’” Wessel concludes. Not only will he not have to say those choice phrases, but he and his team gained archiving, discovery, and disaster recovery capabilities they didn't have before.
Can you imagine the uproar in Beantown if tickets weren't confirmed because the team's e-mail system went down? Riots in the streets. “We backed up to tape before,” recalls Wessel. “It was not an ideal solution -- it was very difficult to retrieve data. With Mimecast, I can do it in a matter of minutes.”
All this, and it's green to boot. Using Mimecast supports the organization's green IT initiative. The reduction in hardware power and cooling requirements help reduce the team's carbon footprint.