(The Hosting News) – Open-Xchange AG and Dovecot OY have today announced the completion of a merger between the two companies. The combined company is now the world’s leading provider of open source cloud software for ISPs, telcos and cable companies providing one point of contact for an integrated solution – from email backend to application frontend. Under the terms of the merger, Dovecot has become a subsidiary of Open-Xchange.
The main driving force behind the merger is the shared, deep-rooted commitment to an open source model for delivering trusted applications, coupled with the strong market positions of both companies. Dovecot has 2.9 million servers installed, accounting for 57 per cent market share of all active IMAP servers – and it’s growing by 3-4 per cent every year. Open-Xchange has sold 130 million seats of OX App Suite, which provides productivity applications for mail, collaboration, office productivity and real-time communications in an integrated environment.