Hostway Partners with Open-Xchange

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(The Hosting News) – Open-Xchange, maker of communication and collaboration software for the mobile-app economy, today announced an agreement with Hostway, a leader in cloud and managed hosting services, to bring web-based communication and collaboration to its users and distribution partners.

Hostway will replace its legacy webmail product with Open-Xchange, enabling in excess of 1 million email accounts to take advantage of next generation email, mobility, and collaboration capabilities for business and personal use. Open- Xchange allows users to integrate accounts across multimedia platforms, access information anywhere on any device, and facilitate teamwork and group scheduling and sharing.

In addition, Hostway will provide Open-Xchange as a hosted, wholesale Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform to enable resellers, including telcos and cable companies, to rapidly launch and profitably deliver branded cloud services. This will enhance competitive differentiation, customer retention, and revenue per unit, as well as assist partners to extend and tighten their relationship with their customers.

“Hostway’s success in the cloud marketplace continues to prove that companies choose providers they can trust to protect their critical and sensitive data,” said Rafael Laguna, CEO of Open-Xchange. “Adding Open-Xchange further diversifies Hostway’s cloud portfolio and place in the market. Hostway is a one-stop shop for customers and partners for all their hosted services, let it be infrastructure or applications.”

“Business-class email and collaboration is a killer application for small and mid-sized businesses, and Open-Xchange continues to emerge as a leader in this category,” said Todd Benjamin, Hostway’s VP of Hosted Services. “This partnership enables us to upgrade and extend the capabilities of our existing customers, and at the same time reduce the time-to-market and investment required to achieve a carrier class deployment for our distributors and resellers.”

Hostway will start the deployment of Open-Xchange Server 6, and upgrade to the upcoming next generation Open-Xchange software, OX App Suite, without any user or data disruption upon its release. German engineered and designed for the mobile world, OX App Suite uses open standards, HTML5 and advanced JavaScript integration to deliver device independent communication, collaboration and digital media content. Additionally, the app-based portal gives providers a new basis for up-sell and cross-sell of white-labeled services and mobile applications.

About Hostway Corporation

Hostway Corporation is a leader in Cloud and Managed Hosting. Hostway delivers reliable, secure, and scalable Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions to over 600,000 customers worldwide. Hostway services its clients from more than 250,000 square feet of state-of- the-art data center space, spanning four continents and 12 countries. Hostway has emerged as one of the largest cloud hosting and Infrastructure-as-a- Service providers in the world due to the company’s expertise in developing secure, multi-tenant hosting environments and is committed to providing SMB’s and large enterprises with cost effective business solutions. Hostway’s core products include Managed Hosting, Cloud Hosting, and Email and Applications.

About Open-Xchange

Open-Xchange develops, markets and sells integrated tools for the app and mobile-economy that enable full collaboration of email, documents, scheduling and social media. Built for the cloud, OX App Suite connects business and personal worlds, across devices and legacy systems. Sold and delivered through cloud and hosting providers, telco’s and local Internet services companies—OX App Suite gives individuals the freedom to collaborate, work and communicate the way they want.

Open-Xchange AG is a privately-held company headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany with offices in Olpe, Germany, San Jose, and Ardsley-on-Hudson, NY. For more information, visit www.open-xchange.com.

Hostway Partners with Open-Xchange

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