By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2008-07-30 Print this article Print

Another area of evaluation that should play to the natural strengths of hosted e-mail providers is that of scalability.

With data center space at a premium for many companies, sufficient resources for expanding user mailbox sizes and for conducting timely backups may be hard to come by.

The 25GB per account of storage that Google offers as part of its Google Apps Premier Edition is certainly on the high end among hosted mailbox providers, but it signals the sort of storage flexibility that's possible with the hosted model.

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As Editor in Chief of eWEEK Labs, Jason Brooks manages the Labs team and is responsible for eWEEK's print edition. Brooks joined eWEEK in 1999, and has covered wireless networking, office productivity suites, mobile devices, Windows, virtualization, and desktops and notebooks. JasonÔÇÖs coverage is currently focused on Linux and Unix operating systems, open-source software and licensing, cloud computing and Software as a Service. Follow Jason on Twitter at jasonbrooks, or reach him by email at

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