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Open-Xchange Accelerates Partnership with Parallels to Deploy Cloud-Based Email and Groupware

April 21, 2011 by  

Hosting ServicesNUREMBERG, Germany – Open-Xchange, the supplier of business-class email and groupware for cloud providers, today announced that it continues to build momentum with Parallels, a worldwide leader in hosting and cloud service enablement, via their cooperative technology development and sales initiatives. The two companies have partnered since 2008 delivering integrated products that work in hosting and cloud computing.

“Our work with Parallels has propelled our business and will help us increase from 24 million to 40 million users this year,” said Rafael Laguna, CEO of Open-Xchange. “When we committed our company to transition from developing on-premises software to provide software optimized for cloud providers, we started working with Parallels and now we’re moving forward with our second generation agreement.”


Open-Xchange also announced six new hosting companies from around the world that are already using Parallels’ products and are deploying Open-Xchange email and groupware.

Blacknight Solutions (www.blacknight.com), Ireland’s most popular domain registrar and leader in emerging Internet technology, will convert over 70,000 email accounts to Open-Xchange and offer advanced groupware function to its customers. Blacknight is a full-service web hosting provider using Parallels Operations Automation (POA) and administer hosting and co-location services to businesses all over the world.

Irish Domains Ltd. (www.irishdomains.com), based in Dublin, is a provider of domain name and web hosting services since 1999, which will also convert a comparable number of email accounts to Open-Xchange. The company uses Parallels Operations Automation.

Ovaleye (www.ovaleye.com), based in Duvall, Washington, is a cloud services company focused on providing small office/home office (SOHO) businesses with website and email hosting, web conferencing, voice over IP phone service and more. Ovaleye was founded in 2006 by Tracy and Kathy Nelson after many years of building and hosting their own business websites. The company uses Parallels Plesk Panel.

Established in 2002, PacHosting (www.pachosting.com) has quickly grown to become one of the leading hosting service providers in Hong Kong providing small to large businesses in Hong Kong and China with web and email hosting, connectivity, dedicated servers, virtual private servers, cloud server and co-location.

ReadySpace (www.readyspace.com) with offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Malaysia delivers a wide range of IT hosting services to businesses of all sizes around the world. Its state-of-the-art data center is the largest in the Asia-Pacific region. The company uses Parallels Operations Automation and will bring Open-Xchange email and groupware to its customer base.

Triple Cloud (www.ccc.co.il), in Israel, provides computing infrastructure and services to enterprises, as well as a range of hosting and cloud services. Its customers include financial institutions, government and academic institutions and other businesses. The company uses Parallels Operations Automation and is already offering Open-Xchange email and groupware to its customers.

“Open-Xchange is enabling Parallels hosting partners of all sizes all over the world to add higher-value services to their customers,” said John Zanni, vice president of alliances at Parallels. “With Open-Xchange’s APS (Application Packaging Standard) integration, service providers can rapidly and easily add business email to their portfolio offerings.”

About Open-Xchange

Open-Xchange is the innovator of scalable and integrated open source email and collaboration solutions for enterprises, academic institutions and government authorities. The company provides on-premises versions called Open-Xchange Server Edition and Open-Xchange Advanced Server 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 email 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, please visit www.open-xchange.com.

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