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Open-Xchange Deploys Cloud-Based Groupware to Millions

Six new hosting companies to deliver Open-Xchange through Parallels platforms

Open-Xchange, the supplier of business-class email and groupware for cloud providers, on Wednesday announced that it continues to build momentum with Parallels, a worldwide leader in hosting and cloud service enablement, via their cooperative technology development and sales initiatives. The two companies have partnered since 2008 delivering integrated products that work in hosting and cloud computing.

"Our work with Parallels has propelled our business and will help us increase from 24 million to 40 million users this year," said Rafael Laguna, CEO of Open-Xchange. "When we committed our company to transition from developing on-premises software to provide software optimized for cloud providers, we started working with Parallels and now we're moving forward with our second generation agreement."

Open-Xchange also announced six new hosting companies from around the world that are already using Parallels' products and are deploying Open-Xchange email and groupware.

Blacknight Solutions (www.blacknight.com), Ireland's most popular domain registrar and leader in emerging Internet technology, will convert over 70,000 email accounts to Open-Xchange and offer groupware function to its customers.

Irish Domains Ltd. (www.irishdomains.com), based in Dublin, is a provider of domain name and web hosting services since 1999, which will also convert a comparable number of email accounts to Open-Xchange.

Ovaleye (www.ovaleye.com), based in Duvall, Washington, is a cloud services company focused on providing small office/home office (SOHO) businesses with website and email hosting, web conferencing, voice over IP phone service and more.

Established in 2002, PacHosting (www.pachosting.com) has quickly grown to become one of the leading hosting service providers in Hong Kong providing small to large businesses in Hong Kong and China with web and email hosting, connectivity, dedicated servers, virtual private servers, cloud server and co-location.

ReadySpace (www.readyspace.com) with offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Malaysia delivers a wide range of IT hosting services to businesses of all sizes around the world. Its state-of-the-art data center is the largest in the Asia-Pacific region. The company will bring Open-Xchange email and groupware to its customer base.

Triple Cloud (www.ccc.co.il), in Israel, provides computing infrastructure and services to enterprises, as well as a range of hosting and cloud services.

"Open-Xchange is enabling Parallels hosting partners of all sizes all over the world to add higher-value services to their customers," said John Zanni, vice president of alliances at Parallels. "With Open-Xchange's APS (Application Packaging Standard) integration, service providers can rapidly and easily add business email to their portfolio offerings."

Open-Xchange Hosting Edition enables web hosting companies to provide an easy-to-use and feature-rich application delivered as Software as a Service (SaaS).

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Glenn Rossman has more than 25 years communications experience working at IBM and Hewlett-Packard, along with startup StorageApps, plus agencies Hill & Knowlton and G&A Communications. His experience includes media relations, industry and financial analyst relations, executive communications, intranet and employee communications, as well as producing sales collateral. In technology, his career includes work in channel partner communications, data storage technologies, server computers, software, PC and UNIX computers, along with specific industry initiatives such as manufacturing, medical, and finance. Before his latest stint in technology, Glenn did business-to-business public relations on behalf of the DuPont Company for its specialty polymers products and with the largest steel companies in North America in an initiative focused on automakers.