Hosted Exchange

Storing data in a flexible working environment is becoming increasingly popular business practice, and in many circumstances a necessary asset. GCI provides a fully-hosted Unified communications solution, one that’s based on the latest Microsoft technology and built around the core product of Microsoft Exchange.

These solutions provide accessible, real time communication services allowing you to be instantly reactive in mission critical communications. We run our operation from our ex-Nato Smartbunker in Lincoln and robust datacentre in Manchester. Identical in content but operating from different locations, they ensure the safety and functionality that is now assumed in modern business environments.

The GCI hosted service offers a full featured e-mail platform based on Microsoft Exchange, the system allows full access to all the core features you might need when working on the move, at home or in any location. You can access your emails, calendar and contacts just as if you were in the office.

Exchange promotes flexible working, effective collaboration and is compatible with your current systems to improve business management – increase productivity and keep your organisation safe with business-class exchange.

  • Business Benefits
  • Key Features
  • Technical Information
Reduce Costs
  • Empower users to use their own devices
  • FREE 30 day Microsoft Exchange trial
  • Usage-based pricing
  • Reduce operating costs by adopting hot-desking/flexible working
Work Collaboratively
  • Integration with many CRM and line of business applications
  • Connect from anywhere with Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and Chrome using Exchange Online
  • Compatible with a variety of mobile phone handsets including Windows Phone, iPhone, Android and Blackberry
  • Use shared calendars to work more efficiently and collaboratively
  • Remotely access your core features (email, calendar, contacts)
  • Work from any location
  • Utilise hot-desking in unoccupied office space
  • Fully managed, highly available service to meet your needs
  • 99.9% uptime commitment
  • Financially backed service level agreement (SLA)
  • Continuous data backup between redundant datacenters
  • 24x7x365 support
  • Mobile device security policies
  • Continuous intrusion monitoring and detection
  • Complete Virus and spam filtering
  • Tailored retention policies to suit your compliance requirements
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
  • Reduce carbon emissions from business mileage
  • Host Exchange in our green energy efficient data centres
  • Assists in achieving carbon reduction targets
Mobile Device Support
  • Compatible with Microsoft Windows Phone, Apple iPhone and iPad, and many Nokia and Android phones.
  • Allow push notifications through ActiveSync
  • Work securely with PIN lock and “remove device” wipe
  • Work anywhere at any time
  • Real-time updates, picked up directly from your calendar with sync
  • Allows you to collaborate using many existing systems/services
Flexible Data Storage
  • Mailbox sizes of 5GB (Medium)
  • Or 25GB (Large) available
  • Get support for larger mailboxes
  • While deploying less expensive storage
Support for up to 20 Domains*
  • Hosted with GCI
  • Or hosted by a third party
99.9% Service Level
  • As standard
  • Financially backed service level agreement
Disaster Recovery
  • 4 Hour RTO in the event of a major disaster
  • Continuous data backup
24x7x365 Assistance
  • Here to support you no matter the problem
Additional Benefits
  • FREE 30 day Exchange trial
  • Try the service before you opt in

*domains must either be hosted with GCI under a domain hosting agreement or hosted by a third party. Domain hosting is not included within the hosted email package

Microsoft Exchange
  • Microsoft Exchange 2013
Outlook Compatibility
  • Requires Outlook 2007, 2010 or 2013
Browser Compatibility
  • Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Internet Explorer 
Mailbox Size
  • 25GB
Anti-spam and Anti-malware
  • Complete multi-level anti-virus and anti-spam filters
Additional Storage
  • Available on request
Patching and Maintenance
  • Scheduled and automated notifications for any disruption to service