(The Hosting News) — MESH, one of the leading infrastructure providers in Europe for co-location and IP services, announced today the availability of white-labeled Open-Xchange e-mail and collaboration solutions delivered as Software as a Service (SaaS). MESH’s vast retail channel is now able to provide collaboration and mobility services to consumers and small- and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) without upfront investment.
“Open-Xchange provides our resellers with a competitive advantage in the market and strengthens our leading position as innovative provider of white-labeled hosting services,” said Claudia Gharavi, CEO at MESH. “Our partners can easily add Open-Xchange to their hosting portfolio through MESH I.Q., our Whitelabel Cloud Automation online portal, and grow their business with individually branded business-class e-mail and collaboration and mobility services.”
In the SaaS model, end-user customers subscribe to the application instead of purchasing them, typically on a monthly basis. In this pay-as-you go approach, SMEs are afforded an easy-to-use, low-cost service.
Open-Xchange software integrates e-mail, calendar, contact and task management with advanced groupware features such as information management and document sharing. Productivity is enhanced through unique teamwork features, like team view, single-password document sharing, and shared calendars, contacts, tasks and documents. As part of the agreement with MESH, end customers can use Open-Xchange webmail and PIM (Personal Information Management) at no additional charge with an option to upgrade to full groupware, as well as support for mobile devices.
“Service providers find it hard to increase the average revenue per user (ARPU) by introducing new services. By delivering cost-effective, white-labeled hosted Open-Xchange services in a cloud model, MESH partners can easily expand their product portfolio, solidify their relationship with existing customers and attract new customer audiences,” says Rafael Laguna, CEO Open-Xchange. “As businesses look to lower their IT costs in the current economic situation, SaaS is becoming the preferred way to deliver and use software.”
MESH GmbH, founded in 2001, is one of the leading operators of computer centers and also offers hardware, software, router technology, software as a service and domain services, in addition to co-location, cloud services and IP traffic. The company is headquartered in Düsseldorf and operates computer centers in many German cities, in addition to London, Paris, Moscow, New York, Los Angeles and Singapore. For more information, please visit www.mesh.eu.
Open-Xchange is the innovator of scalable and integrated open source e-mail and collaboration solutions for enterprises, academic institutions, and government authorities. The company provides on-premises versions called Open-Xchange Server Edition and Open-Xchange Appliance Edition, along with Open-Xchange Hosting Edition, which enables web hosting companies to provide an easy-to-use and feature-rich application delivered as Software as a Service (SaaS). The Open-Xchange Hosting Edition is architected to integrate into a hosting provider’s existing infrastructure, such as authentication, provisioning, billing, and e-mail storage and does not require that these systems be replaced.
Open-Xchange AG is a privately-held company headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany with offices in Olpe, Germany and Tarrytown, N.Y. For more information, visit www.open-xchange.com.