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Oak Hill Capital Partners to Acquire Cloud Services Provider Intermedia

May 27, 2011 by · Comments Off on Oak Hill Capital Partners to Acquire Cloud Services Provider Intermedia 

Webmaster ToolboxNew York, NY – Oak Hill Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Intermedia.net, Inc. (“Intermedia” or the “Company”), a global leader in cloud services founded by technology entrepreneur Michael Choupak.  In conjunction with the transaction, Oak Hill Capital also announced that Phil Koen, former CEO of Savvis, Inc., will join Intermedia as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.  The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Since its founding in 1995, Intermedia has been a pioneer in offering secure and reliable cloud-based business-class email, and today is the largest third-party provider of these services to small and mid-sized businesses in the U.S.  The company has continued to innovate and expand its cloud service offerings, growing its user base at an annual compounded rate of 31% over the last four years.  As of April 30, 2011, the company manages an industry-leading 320,000 premium Microsoft hosted Exchange mailboxes. It distributes its suite of services to 38,000 business customers directly and through its 6,800 global channel partners. Read more

USA.NET Unveils Enhanced Commercial Messaging Service 2.0

June 30, 2009 by · Comments Off on USA.NET Unveils Enhanced Commercial Messaging Service 2.0 

Webmaster ToolsMilford, CT – USA.NET, a subsidiary of Perimeter, the leading provider of integrated messaging and collaboration services, today announced the availability of an enhanced version of its Commercial Messaging Service (CMS) 2.0, a lower cost webmail alternative to other business email solutions such as Microsoft Exchange, GroupWise and LotusNotes offerings.

“CMS 2.0 is a feature rich hosted messaging solution bundled with the best-in-class anti-virus and spam protection, as well as mobility, in one simple hosted package that includes the same attributes as other hosted email solutions on the market at a notably lower price. It’s a rock solid solution that has served hundreds of thousands of customers since it’s inception in 1996,” said Doug Howard, President of USA.NET and Chief Strategy Officer at Perimeter. “And CMS 2.0 can be branded to enforce the consistency with your company’s look and feel, offering the perfect way to build customer and employee loyalty through brand reinforcement. We have several affinity groups, non-profits, franchises and carriers that utilize the service today as part of their continued brand building efforts with their customers and members.”

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ThinkGrid Launches Cloud Storage Service

June 30, 2009 by · Comments Off on ThinkGrid Launches Cloud Storage Service 

Webmaster ToolsLondon – ThinkGrid, provider of business IT on demand, today launches its cloud storage service for organisations that need to retain ever-increasing amounts of data, but lack the capital to invest in high-cost, on-site storage. Customers can now benefit from this enterprise-class data storage solution on a pay-as-you-go basis. The service is based on the Mezeo Cloud Storage Platform™ and offers a range of advantages, including back-up and disaster recovery as well as business collaboration. It can either be purchased as a standalone solution accessible from almost any device via an internet connection, including the iPhone and BlackBerry, or integrated with ThinkGrid’s full business IT on demand portfolio, which includes Hosted Desktop and Dynamic Server plans.

“Over recent years there has been a huge rise in the amount of digital information as individuals and businesses increase their dependence on IT. Similar to the way we use banks for keeping our hard earned cash, it’s becoming just as important to safeguard highly valuable data by keeping it stored in a secure, reliable location,” said David Pratt, COO at ThinkGrid. “At the same time, just like our money, we should be able to access this data whenever and wherever we need it. ThinkGrid Cloud Storage is designed to offer exactly this capability but without the pain of having to build and manage a complex infrastructure yourself. Businesses are free to focus on what they do best, confident in the knowledge that their IT is working in the background, helping them to stay efficient and competitive,” added Pratt.

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Intermedia Launches Single User Exchange and Wireless Synchronization

March 25, 2009 by · Comments Off on Intermedia Launches Single User Exchange and Wireless Synchronization 

Webmaster NewsNEW YORK – Intermedia, the leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider specializing in messaging and collaboration solutions, today announced a new set of Exchange Hosting plans designed specifically for entrepreneurial ventures. The plans combine a single Microsoft Exchange/Outlook mailbox with wireless synchronization for a BlackBerry® smartphone, Apple iPhone or Windows Mobile device.

Within the current economic downturn, Intermedia has seen a growing number of experienced professionals leaving their former careers to leverage their skills in new consultancy practices or other entrepreneurial ventures. After relying heavily on the collaborative and wireless functionality of Microsoft Exchange in previous jobs, these new entrepreneurs want the same for their new businesses. Intermedia’s new plans cater exclusively to this need and in turn help these new businesses thrive. Read more

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