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Host Europe Group Partners with Open-Xchange

Hosting company in Europe enters into Cloud application market with business-class email, enhanced collaboration

Open-Xchange, a supplier of business-class email and groupware for cloud providers, announced on Tuesday a partnership with Host Europe Group, a provider of 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.

"Open-Xchange is the ideal partner for us to start offering Cloud applications as their software integrates perfectly into our existing hosting infrastructure. It enables our customers to upgrade to the free webmail service, and offers state-of-the-art communication and collaboration features at a very competitive price," said Thomas Vollrath, CEO of Host Europe Group. "After looking at other solutions, we found that Open-Xchange was clearly the market leader, as it was the only supplier that could make it easy for us to introduce new premium features to our customers, by utilizing their `in-app' upsell concept."

"Communication and collaboration are leading the way for the adoption of Cloud applications within SOHOs (small office and home office) and SMEs (small- and medium-size businesses)," said Rafael Laguna, CEO of Open-Xchange. "As email and shared webhosting become a commodity, communication services and business applications based on Open-Xchange are great opportunities to provide customers with value-added services."

Host Europe will use Open-Xchange Hosting Edition, the only groupware specifically designed to meet the needs of SaaS (Software as a Service) providers. Open-Xchange can be easily integrated into existing infrastructures without changing the existing email servers, including authentication, user management, system administration, provisioning and billing tools.

Open-Xchange integrates email, calendar, contact and task management with advanced groupware features such as information management and document sharing, along with cutting-edge social network integration. By adding the Open-Xchange mobility capabilities, users can receive push email and synchronization of contacts, calendar and other information from their Open-Xchange account.

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