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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

Leading Scandinavian Hoster Provides Customers Free Mobile Email

June 21, 2011 by · Comments Off on Leading Scandinavian Hoster Provides Customers Free Mobile Email 

Webmaster ToolboxNUREMBERG, Germany – Open-Xchange, the supplier of business-class email and groupware for cloud providers, today announced an agreement with Surftown — the leader in domain name registration and web hosting in Scandinavia — to bring cloud-based communication and collaboration to more than 500,000 users.

By the end of Q3 2011, Surftown customers will have the easy-to-use, integrated email, calendar and contact management from Open-Xchange. The cloud-based application can be accessed with a standard Internet browser (without installing software) and a PC, notebook, iPad or smartphone. 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

Host Europe Group Partners with Open-Xchange to Offer Free Business Email

March 23, 2011 by · Comments Off on Host Europe Group Partners with Open-Xchange to Offer Free Business Email 

Hosting ToolboxNUREMBERG, Germany – Open-Xchange, the leading supplier of business-class email and groupware for cloud providers, announced today a partnership with Host Europe Group, a leader in domain name registration and web hosting in the U.K. and Germany, to bring free Open-Xchange webmail and Personal Information Management (PIM) to more than 1.4 million email accounts.

By the end of 2011, Host Europe Group will consolidate its existing webmail solutions such as Atmail, Roundcube and SquirrelMail by replacing them with AJAX-based Open-Xchange webmail, providing end users with the most powerful email service available today. At no additional charge, customers of the Host Europe Group will get modern, easy-to-use integrated email, calendar and contact management. In addition, customers will be able to upgrade easily and take advantage of more advanced groupware features and mobility support. Read more

SoftLayer Launches Parallels Automation on-Demand

February 23, 2011 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer Launches Parallels Automation on-Demand 

Hosting BlogDALLAS SoftLayer Technologies®, in partnership with Parallels®, today announced the availability of Parallels Automation on-Demand (PAoD), integrating the industry-leading Parallels Automation Suite (PAS) with SoftLayer’s fully-automated infrastructure to create a ready-to-go cloud service delivery solution.

The end-to-end cloud platform provides immediate access to hundreds of already integrated cloud application services, radically cutting the time, risk, and expense of getting cloud services to market. Available in easy-to-order packages or customized for large-scale deployments, its power and flexibility make it ideal for customers of all sizes—from large ISPs and Telcos to SMBs, resellers, and independent software developers.

“The integration of Parallels Automation on-Demand and the SoftLayer fully-automated infrastructure creates a platform that’s ready to go, and ready to scale,” said George Karidis, CSO of SoftLayer. “Whoever you are, this gets you into the cloud business first to market—and with industry-leading reliability and manageability.”

“We are extremely pleased to leverage SoftLayer’s expertise and scale in providing infrastructure services,” said Jack Zubarev, President, Marketing and Alliances, of Parallels. “This partnership eliminates most barriers to entry for new cloud players, and enables existing hosting and cloud providers to take their business to the next level.”

“SoftLayer and Parallels have taken the end-to-end implementation and management burden off the shoulders of existing cloud service providers, as well as any business wanting to enter the cloud service market,” said Charles Nix, Director of Marketing for ZipServers. ZipServers will be one of SoftLayer’s first customers to deploy the new offering. “This brings us a significant opportunity to rapidly diversify our product portfolio, gain finer control of operations and, as a result, increase revenue per user.”

PAS is a multi-tier control panel that provides a wide range of automated services, helping increase productivity and profitability. Its capabilities include:

– Management of the core platform infrastructure
– Streamlined delivery and management of 250 (and counting) application services, such as Microsoft Hosted Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, and Open-Xchange
– Administration of end-customer accounts
– End-customer control panels for managing their individual account and services

Parallels Automation on-Demand’s automated infrastructure has a modular design consisting of core services (the infrastructure and software running the suite itself) and individual module servers (the infrastructure and software for each end-customer service a reseller wishes to offer). Module servers can be added directly through PAS and are deployed on demand without changing the core services, providing rapid and near-endless scalability.

About Parallels
Parallels is a global leader in virtualization and automation software that optimizes computing for consumers, businesses, and Cloud services providers across all major hardware, operating systems, and virtualization platforms. Founded in 1999, Parallels is a fast-growing company with more than 700 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please visit www.parallels.com.

About SoftLayer Technologies
Headquartered in Dallas, SoftLayer is the innovation leader in on-demand Web hosting and data center services. As the largest hosting company in the world, SoftLayer lets customers create dedicated, cloud, or seamless hybrid computing environments, leveraging the company’s world-class data center facilities in Dallas, Houston, Seattle, and Washington D.C., and network Points of Presence nationwide. SoftLayer integrates and automates all elements of its platform, empowering enterprises of any size with complete control, security, scalability, and ease-of-management via a leading Customer Portal and Open API. For more information, please visit www.softlayer.com or call 866.398.7638. Read more

Parallels Plesk Panel Adds Open-Xchange Business-Class E-Mail

February 22, 2011 by · Comments Off on Parallels Plesk Panel Adds Open-Xchange Business-Class E-Mail 

Hosting BlogNUREMBERG, Germany – Open-Xchange announced today tighter integration with the latest industry-standard control panel Parallels Plesk Panel 10.1, enabling hosting customers and resellers to choose their favorite WebMail application.

Open-Xchange will be available as an option that can be selected in the e-mail setup screen of Parallels Plesk Panel — making it easy for hosting and SaaS providers to replace the Standard Plesk Webmail in existing shared hosting environments with the feature-rich AJAX interface of Open-Xchange and deliver true business-class e-mail features. 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

Open-Xchange Introduces Simplified SaaS Partner Pricing

April 29, 2010 by · Comments Off on Open-Xchange Introduces Simplified SaaS Partner Pricing 

Web Hosting ServicesNUREMBERG, Germany – Open-Xchange simplified pricing for its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) e-mail and collaboration alternative to Microsoft Exchange, the company announced today.

The new OXrate pricing program has five SaaS partner levels based on the providers’ customer base —  ranging from less than 1,000 to more than 250,000 customers. Each level offers two options of pricing – flat rate and guaranteed revenue. Read more

Open-Xchange Groupware and E-mail Now Available as SaaS in Spain

April 16, 2010 by · Comments Off on Open-Xchange Groupware and E-mail Now Available as SaaS in Spain 

Web Host ToolboxNUREMBERG, Germany / SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain – Affordable, business-class e-mail will now be available in Spain from Dinahosting, an independent provider of Internet business services, which will be the first partner to offer Open-Xchange in Spain.

“Many of our customers ask for easy-to-use and affordable tools to improve their office communication and day-to-day collaboration,” said Carlos Suárez, technical director of Dinahosting. “With Open-Xchange, we can provide our customers business-class webmail and PIM (personal information management) functionality at no additional charge with the choice to upgrade to complete groupware and mobility offerings at any time.” Read more

Open-Xchange Provides Business-Class E-Mail and Groupware to Parallels Plesk Panel Users

April 14, 2010 by · Comments Off on Open-Xchange Provides Business-Class E-Mail and Groupware to Parallels Plesk Panel Users 

Web Host ToolboxNUREMBERG, Germany and BUCHAREST, Romania – Open-Xchange announces availability of software that enables hosters and SaaS providers to replace Plesk Webmail in shared hosting environments with Open-Xchange business-class e-mail and groupware — providing users with additional PIM (Personal Information Management) features at no extra cost with an option to move to full groupware, as well as support for mobile devices.

The software called 4PSA OXtender for Plesk is an extension developed and supported by 4PSA that facilitates the transition to the AJAX-based web interface from Open-Xchange. Read more

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