Exhale Chooses Intermedia.NET for Microsoft Exchange Hosting

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Innovative mind body spa company will outsource Exchange server to focus on core business and save 95% on start-up costs and 70% over the total cost of an in-house email server.

Managing a Microsoft Exchange server in-house is a very costly and time-consuming proposition. For a company like exhale, with fast growth and many locations, Exchange hosting services are a perfect option. With 24x7 monitoring and support, a tier-one Silicon Valley datacenter and unbeatable experience running Microsoft Exchange, Intermedia.NET was an obvious choice.

Exhale, the fast-growing urban destination spa brand, with 8 stores and plans to grow to 20 in the next 3 years, has outsourced its email to Intermedia.NET, the leader in Microsoft Exchange hosting for small and medium businesses. The move, which promises savings of 70% over the cost of an in-house email server, allows exhale to focus on its rapid expansion in major US locations such as New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Dallas.

With multiple locations nationwide and an expanding staff, ‘hosted Exchange’ gives exhale an easily expandable email system that is fully managed by specialists from Intermedia.NET. Easy-to-use tools and a Web-based control panel mean that new staff members can be set up with a company email address in a matter of minutes.

Said Stefani Gellman, VP marketing at exhale, “We love the features of Microsoft Exchange, like group calendaring, contacts that are always synced and simple add-ons like BlackBerry service. And with exhale’s growth across the US, getting email that is always up-to-date on any PC, Web browser or handheld is a fantastic benefit.”

Intermedia.NET’s hosted Exchange service gives smaller companies corporate-grade email, with a tier-one datacenter, clustered servers and SAN storage and fully-managed security and daily backups – but without the huge investment of building this system in-house.

Consultant Jeffrey Glazer of At1Security, who oversees IT for exhale, said, “Managing a Microsoft Exchange server in-house is a very costly and time-consuming proposition. For a company like exhale, with fast growth and many locations, Exchange hosting services are a perfect option. With 24x7 monitoring and support, a tier-one Silicon Valley datacenter and unbeatable experience running Microsoft Exchange, Intermedia.NET was an obvious choice.”

Intermedia.NET CEO Serguei Sofinski said, “Exhale is a great brand and a perfect example of how our Exchange hosting service can transform the IT options of small and medium businesses. In less than one day, we were able to deliver an enterprise-grade Microsoft Exchange infrastructure for exhale employees, at a start-up cost that was 95% less than if they had built the system in-house.”

In the hosting business since 1995 and hosting Microsoft Exchange since 2000, Intermedia.NET offered the first Exchange hosting solution specifically for small and medium businesses – enterprise-strength technology as a service for a low monthly fee, with no up-front investment.

Intermedia.NET is a Microsoft Gold Certified partner, and companies looking for hosted Exchange or Web site hosting know that Intermedia.NET will provide the absolute best in 24x7 support, as well as technical knowledge of the highest level.

The company offers a wide variety of Exchange hosting and Web hosting plans, from the smallest businesses with three users and upwards, to substantial mid-sized organizations. Intermedia.NET hosted Exchange plans start at $9.95 per month for each user. For further details on our hosted Exchange offerings, please visit http://www.intermedia.net/exchange-hosting.

About Intermedia.NET

Intermedia.NET is the leader in Exchange hosting and Web hosting for small and medium businesses. A Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, we are committed to best-in-class 24x7 service. With three locations around the world, Intermedia.NET offers its growing customer base an outstanding technical team, guaranteed service levels, and ease of management through its unmatched HostPilot® Control Panel. Founded in 1995 and hosting Microsoft Exchange since 2000, its extremely reliable service and support have earned Intermedia.NET a reputation as one of the premiere providers of Exchange and Web hosting solutions. For more information, visit http://www.intermedia.net.

For more information, please contact:

Lisa Coleman

Marketing Manager

Intermedia.NET

646.519.8206

About Exhale

Exhale, conceived to fulfill the need for high quality transformational mind body offerings within a spa setting, is the brainchild of leading spa executive Annbeth Eschbach, who is supported by a team of industry veterans. Backed by Brentwood Associates, exhale has plans to grow their wellbeing paradigm to 15-20 locations throughout the U.S. and currently operates 8 locations in New York, Massachusetts, Illinois, California and Texas.

For more information, please contact:

Michelle Rubinstein

Dan Klores Communications

212 981 5257

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