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STRATO Enters into Cloud Application Business with Open-Xchange

July 6, 2011 by · Comments Off on STRATO Enters into Cloud Application Business with Open-Xchange 

Hosting ServicesNUREMBERG, Germany – Open-Xchange, a leader in business-class email and groupware for cloud providers, announced an agreement with STRATO, Europe’s second-largest web host and services provider, bringing integrated online communication and teamwork to hosting customers in Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, U.K., France and Italy.

As of today, STRATO starts to provision Open-Xchange business-class webmail to all its shared-webhosting customers, which include more than 5 million email accounts. Existing and new STRATO customers will have access to the powerful AJAX-based email, contact and calendar management functionality as part of their hosting package. Users benefit from a single and central communication application, which integrates personal contacts from social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn or Xing, as well as email from external email accounts like Google Mail, GMX or Yahoo! Mail without any further interaction. The cloud-based application can be accessed with a standard Internet browser (without installing software) and via any PC, laptop, iPad or smartphone. Read more

SoftLayer and SendGrid Partner on SoftLayer Email Delivery Service

June 29, 2011 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer and SendGrid Partner on SoftLayer Email Delivery Service 

Hosting ServicesDALLAS SoftLayer® Technologies, the innovative provider of Cloud, Dedicated, and Managed Hosting, today announced the launch of the SoftLayer Email Delivery Service, powered by SendGrid™. The highly scalable email relay solution integrates into applications and services, letting SoftLayer customers avoid the time and cost of developing a proprietary solution or licensing a third-party service. It is available in four different pricing levels, including a free package.

“Practically every online application has email built into it in some fashion. So we wanted to provide an email delivery service our customers can easily merge and manage with their entire SoftLayer environment,” said Nathan Day, Chief Scientist for SoftLayer. “SendGrid’s platform was the ideal foundation for doing just that. Its extensive capabilities, performance, and features dovetail perfectly with our commitment to automation, reliability, and empowerment.”

The SoftLayer Email Delivery Service leverages SendGrid’s cloud-based architecture and advanced delivery protocols to provide key features and benefits including:

• Exceptional reliability
• On-demand scalability up to millions of emails
• Superior email delivery rates
• Comprehensive real-time analytics

“Application providers want to focus on pursuing their business objectives, not on creating and managing email delivery infrastructure,” said Isaac Saldana, President and Co-Founder for SendGrid. “We’re proud to partner with SoftLayer to offer that benefit directly to their customer base. As SoftLayer customers ourselves, we know firsthand that being able to integrate and control your whole solution in one place provides enormous efficiency advantages.”

SoftLayer Email Delivery Service packages vary based on email volume and features, allowing customers to select the option best suited to their business needs. It can be used with any SoftLayer Dedicated or CloudLayer® Computing environment, and deployed and managed through the company’s award-winning Customer Portal and Open API. Read more

Intermedia Acquires Zlago, a Channel-Focused Cloud Services Company

June 15, 2011 by · Comments Off on Intermedia Acquires Zlago, a Channel-Focused Cloud Services Company 

Webmaster ToolboxNEW YORK, NY – Intermedia, a global leader in cloud services and the largest Microsoft Exchange hosting provider, today announced its acquisition of Zlago, a privately held provider of cloud services. The Zlago acquisition was executed as part of Intermedia’s recent acquisition by leading private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners. Zlago founder and CEO Michael Gold now serves as Intermedia’s president, reporting to Intermedia chairman and CEO Phil Koen — former CEO, Savvis (NASDAQ: SVVS).

Intermedia distributes cloud services to 38,000 small and mid-size business customers directly and through its 6,800 global channel partners. The company manages an industry-leading 320,000 premium hosted Exchange mailboxes. According to Phil Koen, CEO, Intermedia, “The Zlago acquisition will not only extend the level of cloud expertise within Intermedia, but it will also prove to be a catalyst for strategic growth within the Intermedia cloud services portfolio. Intermedia gains Michael Gold’s management, cloud, and channel expertise — as well as important Zlago resources, such as deep relationships in the channel community. With Oak Hill’s resources behind Intermedia, we intend to build the leading provider of cloud services.” Read more

SendGrid & Rackspace Team Up to Provide Leading Transactional Email Service to Rackspace Customers

May 23, 2011 by · Comments Off on SendGrid & Rackspace Team Up to Provide Leading Transactional Email Service to Rackspace Customers 

Webmaster ToolboxSAN FRANCISCO, CA – SendGrid, the most trusted email infrastructure service, has announced a strategic relationship with Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry. The relationship will bring SendGrid’s leading email delivery, real-time analytics capabilities and scalability to Rackspace customers.

Rackspace provides enterprise-level managed hosting, cloud hosting, email and apps products to over 140,000 customers around the world. Rackspace also offers its customers a renowned commitment to its hallmark customer service, Fanatical Support®. The collaboration between Rackspace and SendGrid stems from the companies’ shared emphasis on providing the highest level of customer support and quality of service. Read more

Open-Xchange Partners with SugarCRM to Offer Cloud-Enabled Integration of Open Source Groupware

April 5, 2011 by · Comments Off on Open-Xchange Partners with SugarCRM to Offer Cloud-Enabled Integration of Open Source Groupware 

Hosting ReviewsSUGARCON, SAN FRANCISCO – Open-Xchange, provider of business-class open source collaboration software, and DIGITEC today announced the synchronization of contact and calendar information between Open-Xchange and SugarCRM. In addition, Open-Xchange emails can easily be imported to SugarCRM leads, opportunities and accounts.

The DIGITEC OXtender for SugarCRM is developed and distributed by DIGITEC, a system integrator and long-term Business Partner of Open-Xchange. The software keeps customer-related data, calendars and tasks consistent between the two web-based office applications – Open-Xchange and SugarCRM, giving users access to important business information anywhere, with any device. Read more

Latest Business-class Email for Cloud Providers Delivers Greater Flexibility, Mobile App and Tablet Update

March 31, 2011 by · Comments Off on Latest Business-class Email for Cloud Providers Delivers Greater Flexibility, Mobile App and Tablet Update 

Web Hosting BlogNUREMBERG, Germany – Open-Xchange, a supplier of open source business-class email and groupware, today announced additional usability enhancements and flexibility, plus enhanced mobile support for smartphones.

Open-Xchange users can now choose whether new windows open in a new tab or in a new browser pop-up screen. A new space-saving compact panel is especially useful for tablet users and for those using Open-Xchange on smaller screens. Read more

Open-Xchange Partners to Bring Cloud-Based E-mail Integration with Salesforce.com

February 16, 2011 by · Comments Off on Open-Xchange Partners to Bring Cloud-Based E-mail Integration with Salesforce.com 

Hosting BlogNUREMBERG, Germany and TARRYTOWN, N.Y. – Open-Xchange and RAE Internet Inc. announced today the ability to integrate Open-Xchange e-mail with Salesforce.com account information — putting customer communications and account information in one convenient place.

The Match My Email: Salesforce.com Edition is a cloud application residing in the Amazon cloud that imports e-mail every 20 minutes from any Open-Xchange e-mail server. The Open-Xchange server can be on-premises or hosted at a service provider. In the Match My Email cloud, the e-mail stream is compared with Salesforce.com account files, then matched e-mails and attachments are logged with the right account files in Salesforce.com. Read more

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