HP Exchange appliance – HP E5000, Exchange in a tin?

There's a lot of buzz this week around Microsoft and HP's release of "Exchange in a tin" the HP E5000. Looking at the link on the HP website reveals a lot more than theย FUD and the rumours, of what it can and can't do. The Microsoft press release is positioning this as a cloud appliance which isn't surprising considering Microsofts current move towards most things cloud, however there's the usual datacentre or "private cloud" considerations and the economies of scale to be gained from there as well and itpro's being swooned by the "plug in and switch on" nature - however time will tell if thats true ๐Ÿ˜‰

Most folks are still waiting on the official bits outside of the press releases of what we can expect from the Appliance and we'll have a to wait a few weeks before we know any more. So for now, no more news unless there's a juicy leack from somewhere ๐Ÿ˜‰