(The Hosting News) – Open-Xchange announced the availability of Open-Xchange Advanced Server Edition as a lower cost alternative to Microsoft Exchange and Sharepoint for educational institutions, public administrations and small- and medium-size businesses.
Open-Xchange Advanced Server Edition combines the leading open-source groupware with the Debian-based enterprise Linux Univention Corporate Server. The integrated directory services and web-based graphical administration interface significantly reduces administrative costs — user rights/permissions, groups, and resources can be easily, centrally managed.
“Open-Xchange Advanced Server Edition provides organizations from 50 to 5,000 users
with an alternative to Microsoft Exchange,” said Rafael Laguna, CEO of Open-Xchange. “We’re delivering function that goes beyond the Microsoft Exchange and Sharepoint stacks for lower cost.”
Open-Xchange makes communication easier and teamwork more efficient by providing users with integrated tools for e-mail, calendar, address book, document and task management. Its innovative “Social OX” simplifies the aggregation of e-mail and contact information — personal and business. All data is presented clearly and can be edited quickly using the intuitive AJAX-based web interface. Microsoft Outlook on Windows and the applications Mail, Address Book and iCal on Mac OS X can be used as well. And, with mobility support, Open-Xchange gives users access to their data anywhere, anytime and with virtually any device.
Open-Xchange Advanced Server Edition completes the on-premises Open-Xchange offerings and is positioned between single server Open-Xchange Appliance Edition and the customizable Server Edition. Advanced Server Edition includes centralized server management and software monitoring and software distribution — even in different locations. It enables the LDAP directory and Microsoft Active Directory to be used in parallel.
For more information, visit www.open-xchange.com/en/open-xchange-advanced-server-edition-en.
Pricing and availability
Open-Xchange Advanced Server Edition is available now through Open-Xchange partners. A one-year software subscription including software connectors for Microsoft Outlook and Mac OS X for 25 users is $1,687.50 / 1.125,00 EUR for the first year. Cost for each additional user is $67.50 / 45 EUR in the first year. For additional years, the software subscription cost is 25 percent of the first year. Also available are support offerings with different service level agreements.
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, please visit www.open-xchange.com.
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