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Open-Xchange and Scality Partner to Provide Massively Scalable Hosted E-Mail Cloud Storage

July 12, 2010 by  

Hosting ToolboxNUREMBERG, Germany and PARIS, France – Open-Xchange, a provider of business-class open source collaboration software, and Scality, the developer of object storage software, announced today that they have partnered to provide large web hosters, ISPs and telcos with massively-scalable e-mail and cloud storage.

“With large files and rich content distributed by e-mail, the demand for cheap, reliable and flexible mail storage is growing dramatically,” said Philbert Shih, senior analyst at Tier1 Research.


Scality provides solutions for the exponential storage demands of the world’s largest e-mail and Internet service providers. Scality’s RING storage technology is massively scalable object-storage software designed specifically for e-mail storage at service providers and large enterprises. Scality customers include Intergenia, ScaleUp, Dunkel and Host Europe.

“Scalable and reliable storage is one of the most pressing IT infrastructure problems Internet and SaaS providers have to face,” said Rafael Laguna, CEO of Open-Xchange. “In close cooperation with Scality, we managed to clear the way for future growth of hosted e-mail and groupware. This partnership is another valuable asset we can offer to our SaaS customers.”

“Scality’s goal is to empower every leading e-mail platform with the performance, ease of use and cost reduction of its storage technology. We are thrilled to now have a tight integration with Open-Xchange which is one of the most successful platforms for hosting providers offering business-class e-mail,” said Jerome Lecat, CEO of Scality.

Open-Xchange is used by more than 15 million users worldwide as hosted and on-premises business-class e-mail and groupware. SaaS partners include 1&1 Internet – the #1 hosting company worldwide, Network Solutions – the #3 hosting company in the U.S., Versatel (Germany), Dotster (U. S.) and Hostpoint – the #1 hosting company in Switzerland.

About Scality
Scality has developed a massively scalable storage platform providing significantly easier application deployment at a fraction of the cost of traditional storage. Delivered as a software solution, Scality can be deployed to enable e-mail for cable and telecom operators or as a system to enable and grow cloud storage services at hosting providers or other storage-intensive services. Scality sells direct to Internet service providers, cable operators, fixed-line, mobile operators and hosting companies and through Value-Added distribution channels. The company has offices in Paris, San Francisco and Tokyo. For more information, visit www.scality.com.

About Open-Xchange
Open-Xchange is the innovator of scalable and integrated open source e-mail and collaboration solutions for enterprises, academic institutions, and government authorities. The company provides on-premises versions called Open-Xchange Server Edition and Open-Xchange Appliance Edition, along with Open-Xchange Hosting Edition, which enables web hosting companies to provide an easy-to-use and feature-rich application delivered as Software as a Service (SaaS). The Open-Xchange Hosting Edition is architected to integrate into a hosting provider’s existing infrastructure, such as authentication, provisioning, billing, and e-mail storage and does not require that these systems be replaced. Open-Xchange AG is a privately-held company headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany with offices in Olpe, Germany and Tarrytown, N.Y. For more information, visit www.open-xchange.com.

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