Users can send and receive email, manage contacts, share calendars, and book resources using the same email applications they use today
Amazon Web Services has launched Amazon WorkMail, a secure, managed business email and calendaring service in the cloud.
Amazon WorkMail enables users to send and receive email, manage contacts, share calendars, and book resources using the same email applications they use today (Microsoft Outlook, their Web browser, or their native iOS and Android email applications) without buying and managing hardware or licensing expensive and complex email server software.
Amazon WorkMail integrates with existing corporate directories, and has the security features enterprises need to control and protect their data. In short order, customers can quickly begin provisioning Amazon WorkMail accounts, and pay only for the mailboxes they create with simple, monthly pricing.
Today, businesses face a difficult choice when it comes to email. Hosting email on-premises requires expensive hardware, complex software licensing, and ongoing maintenance work. Existing cloud email services may help with some of these problems, but they either don’t offer the security features businesses require (like strong encryption key management and full control over data location), don’t integrate with existing corporate directories, or don’t support popular Microsoft Outlook features like shared calendaring.
“Customers have repeatedly asked us for a business email and calendaring service that is more cost-effective and simpler to manage than their on-premises solution, more secure than the cloud-based offerings available today, and that is backed by the same best-in-class infrastructure platform on which they’re reliably running so many of their current (and future) workloads,” said Peter De Santis, Vice President, AWS Compute Services. “We built Amazon WorkMail to address these requests and to help businesses achieve agility and cost savings by letting AWS manage the non-differentiated heavy lifting involved in corporate email and calendaring.”