GSX Update Eases Office 365 Cloud Migrations
A new version of GSX Monitor & Analyzer v10.8 shows Exchange administrators what they're getting into before they make the switch to Microsoft's cloud.Businesses may be eyeing the cloud to maximize their IT budgets and provide their users with bleeding-edge capabilities, but they might not be prepared for the aftermath. GSX Solutions, a Geneva-based provider of monitoring and reporting solutions for enterprise messaging and collaboration platforms, is offering companies that are mulling a switch to the Office 365 cloud ecosystem a preview of the performance that they can expect. The release of the company's new product, GSX Monitor & Analyzer version 10.8 enables administrators to keep tabs on Exchange, Exchange Online or hybrid implementations of the two. After all, Microsoft isn't going to face the wrath of an executive whose email and calendar isn't working. "If your CIO is not happy about Exchange not working, he's not going to contact Microsoft, he's going to contact you," said Jeff Piot, vice president of product management for GSX. Microsoft's cloud data centers may be expertly and professionally operated, Piot said. However, countless factors, including Internet latency or local network bottlenecks, can affect the user experience of the software giant's cloud-based services like Exchange Online.
GSX Monitor & Analyzer supports Exchange 2007, 2010, 2013, Exchange Online and SharePoint 2013. Installed on a workstation, virtual machine "or even a tablet"—Piot recommends a dedicated system for large Exchange deployments, however—the agentless software determines the health of an organization's on-premise, cloud-based or hybrid Exchange environment.