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Intermedia Launches Advisor Program

June 27, 2011 by · Comments Off on Intermedia Launches Advisor Program 

Hosting ServicesNew York, NY – Intermedia,a global leader in cloud services and the largest Microsoft Exchange hosting provider,today announced the launch of the Intermedia Advisor Program. A re-brand and enhancement to the company’s previous “affiliate” program,the Intermedia Advisor Program allows partners to build on the credibility of the recognized Intermedia brand and earn referral commissions on sales of Intermedia services such as hosted Exchange,hosted PBX,encryption,backup and more. Unlike traditional affiliate and simple referral programs,Intermedia’s Advisor Program includes expanded access to the Intermedia advisor team for on-demand,tailored sales assistance. It also includes an upgraded control panel for members to access sales and marketing tools and manage commissions.

Intermedia continues to offer and heavily invest in its private label partner program – a program that enables member partners to own the customer relationship,including billing and support. In contrast,the Intermedia Advisor Program is designed specifically for IT consulting groups and VARs looking to expand their cloud services portfolio without taking on responsibility for 24×7 support and billing. Advisors focus their resources on consulting with the customer and operating as trusted advisors that identify the right technology to address business needs. Intermedia delivers and manages the services,providing 24×7 support,and billing the customer. Commissions are paid by Intermedia to advisors on a one-time or recurring monthly basis dependent on the advisor’s preference. 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

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

Intermedia Launches Online Backup for Servers

May 18, 2011 by · Comments Off on Intermedia Launches Online Backup for Servers 

Webmaster ToolboxNew York, NY – Intermedia, the world’s largest Microsoft Exchange hosting provider, today launched a server backup option to its Online Backup service. The new feature allows customers to back up their Windows servers including versions 2000, 2003, and 2008 – protecting their server-based data in case of hardware issues or in the event a file is accidentally overwritten. Intermedia Online Backup also includes a desktop version – launched in April 2011 – that enables companies to automatically back up files on their employees’ desktops and laptops. The service is powered by Mozy™, an online backup service from EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC).

Businesses set up and manage Online Backup – both the server and desktop versions – from Intermedia’s HostPilot® Control Panel. HostPilot is used to manage all Intermedia cloud services, including the company’s popular hosted Exchange email and VoIP calling services. Intermedia’s integrated approach gives companies access to the cloud services required to run their business, sparing them from having to use multiple control panels or pay multiple bills. Read more

Intermedia Launches Online Backup Service

April 4, 2011 by · Comments Off on Intermedia Launches Online Backup Service 

Hosting ReviewsNew York, NY – Intermedia, the world’s largest Microsoft Exchange hosting provider, today launched an Online Backup service small and mid-size businesses can use to automatically back up files on their employees’ desktops and laptops. The service is powered by Mozy™, an online backup service from EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC).

Businesses set up and manage Online Backup from Intermedia’s HostPilot® Control Panel – the same control panel used for Intermedia cloud services such as hosted Exchange email and VoIP calling. Intermedia’s integrated approach gives businesses access to best-of-breed cloud services, but spares them from having to use multiple control panels or pay multiple bills. Read more

Small Businesses Cut Cost and Carbon Footprint By Outsourcing Business Communications

April 25, 2010 by · Comments Off on Small Businesses Cut Cost and Carbon Footprint By Outsourcing Business Communications 

Web Hosting ServicesNew York, NY – Small- and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) decrease power consumption and reduce utility bills when switching to cloud-based communication services, according to Intermedia, the world’s largest Microsoft Exchange hosting provider. Intermedia delivers Exchange, the leading business email platform, from its cloud infrastructure – four datacenters – direct to nearly a quarter million business people.

According to Michael Osterman, principal of industry analyst firm Osterman Research, “The savings stemming from eliminating on-site servers can reach thousands of dollars per month for the average 100-person business. The source of these savings is primarily reduced license and staffing costs, but lower power consumption alone contributes up to about $870 in savings per server each year.” Read more

Intermedia Introduces Hosted Exchange 2010 and 2007 Support for Google’s Nexus One Smartphone

January 8, 2010 by · Comments Off on Intermedia Introduces Hosted Exchange 2010 and 2007 Support for Google’s Nexus One Smartphone 

Web Hosting ToolboxNEW YORK, NY – Intermedia, the world’s largest Microsoft Exchange hosting provider, today announced that its hosted Exchange services (including Exchange 2010 and Exchange 2007) are available on Google’s newly launched Nexus One smartphone. Using Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, Intermedia is able to configure the new Google Nexus One — as well as the Motorola Droid, Palm Treo, Motorola Q, T-Mobile Dash, Samsung Blackjack and the iPhone — so users can take advantage of the same enterprise-grade Exchange services they are used to in the office. Those capabilities include email, calendars, tasks and instant messaging.

A key feature available in Nexus One, according to Google, is the ability to have not one, but multiple Exchange accounts fully configured with ActiveSync — including syncing of contacts, email and other information to and from the phone and the Exchange accounts.
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Intermedia Launches Hosted Exchange 2010 Reseller Program

December 2, 2009 by · Comments Off on Intermedia Launches Hosted Exchange 2010 Reseller Program 

Web Hosting ToolboxNEW YORK – Intermedia, the global leader in Microsoft Exchange hosting, today opened its industry-first hosted Exchange 2010 service to its existing and future partners. These managed service providers, value-added resellers and other technology providers can sell and support hosted Exchange 2010 under their own brand as members of Intermedia’s Private Label Partner Program.

Intermedia launched the first hosted Exchange 2010 service on November 9 and remains the only provider of hosted Exchange 2010. The service includes a 100 percent Data Protection Guarantee in addition to Intermedia’s longstanding 99.999 percent uptime service level agreement. Intermedia is able to credibly offer the Data Protection Guarantee, which is enforced by stiff financial penalties, because of the proprietary architecture the company developed to work with hosted Exchange 2010.
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Intermedia Launches Exchange Hosting Industry’s First 100 Percent Data Protection Guarantee

November 16, 2009 by · Comments Off on Intermedia Launches Exchange Hosting Industry’s First 100 Percent Data Protection Guarantee 

Webmaster ToolboxNEW YORK – Intermedia, the world’s largest Microsoft Exchange hosting provider, today announced that its hosted Exchange 2010 service includes a 100 percent Data Protection Guarantee. The public guarantee is a first among top software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers and is designed to give customers and partners full confidence that their business-critical data is safe with Intermedia.

“Whenever organizations entrust their data to a third-party, whether via a cloud computing service or a traditional outsourcing arrangement, it’s important to evaluate the vendor’s technical and operational capabilities to fully protect the data,” says Jeffrey M. Kaplan, managing director of analyst firm THINKstrategies and founder of the SaaS Showplace. “We recommend businesses carefully evaluate the vendors’ ability to verify they have the proper back-up and recovery systems as well as the policies in place to safeguard their records, such as Intermedia’s Data Protection Guarantee.” Read more

Intermedia Launches First Hosted Exchange 2010 Service

November 9, 2009 by · Comments Off on Intermedia Launches First Hosted Exchange 2010 Service 

Webmaster News NEW YORK – Intermedia, the global leader in Microsoft Exchange hosting, today launched the first hosted Exchange 2010 service, moments after Microsoft announced the availability of its Exchange Server 2010 software. The hosted service is available to direct customers and affiliates, adding key features such as support for BlackBerry® wireless solutions and free migration from legacy versions of Exchange. Partners wishing to resell hosted Exchange 2010 under their own brand will be able to offer Intermedia’s private label platform later in 2009.

“Intermedia was the first to market with hosted Exchange 2007 and now hosted Exchange 2010,” says Serguei Sofinski, Intermedia’s chief executive officer. “This is about more than innovation for innovation’s sake. We are serving our customers and our partners with sophisticated Fortune 500-grade systems – but in a way that is deeply practical for small- and medium-sized businesses.” Read more

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