Office/Exchange 365 with a Local (Backup) Server/Service
Posted on 2013-11-28
I'm trying to determine if it is possible to replicate or host a local Exchange 365 service as a backup to losing internet connectivity.
My organisation currently delivers Exchange services through the Office 365 environment. The organisation is geographically spread and, until this point, hasn't needed Exchange as a critical business service.
We're looking at provisioning a new site, for around 100 - 200 staff, and a requirement has been raised which would allow the organisation to continue to send and receive emails (internally) if all external links are severed. The solution would require us to maintain this for, at least, 48 hours.
Effectively, I'm hoping Exchange 365 will allow a local service to be installed which would queue external bound messages while continuing to allow internal messages to be routed and delivered.
If this isn't possible, would the only way to achieve this be the installation of a local Exchange environment?