Spanish Web Hoster Acens Enters Cloud Application Market
Acens partners with Open-Xchange to provide free business-class email to more than 300,000 customers
NUREMBERG, Germany, September 7, 2011 – Open-Xchange, the leading supplier of business-class email for cloud providers, today announced an agreement with Acens, one of Spain's largest web hosting service providers, to bring cloud-based business email and collaboration capabilities.
Acens will replace its Atmail-based webmail system with Open-Xchange providing all 300,000 email accounts with the full webmail, mobility and teamwork capabilities of Open-Xchange. The implementation is scheduled to be completed this fall.
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. The cloud-based application can be accessed with a standard Internet browser (without installing software) and a PC, notebook, iPad or smartphone. The mobility capabilities enable users to receive push email and synchronization of contacts and calendars on their smartphones, including iPhone, Android-based devices, Nokia, Windows Mobile and others.
“Acens customers will be able to boost their individual productivity with Open-Xchange in the center of their online communication,” says José Cerdán Ibáñez, CEO, Acens. “They will see how Open-Xchange helps to efficiently manage calendars, contacts and messages from different email accounts, as well as social networks, from a single application.”
”Acens will provide its customer base with Open-Xchange´s full-featured Mobile WebApp and collaboration capabilities free of charge for an initial trial period,” said Rafael Laguna, CEO of Open-Xchange. “We love that approach as we are convinced that this innovative move gives Acens a real competitive advantage against other cloud offerings such as Microsoft Office 365 or Google Apps.”
Started in 1997, Acens provides private and business customers in Spain with services ranging from web hosting and domain registration, to VPN solutions (Virtual Private Network) with ‘outsourcing’ of servers and applications, and Internet transit output. The company runs two data centers in Madrid and Barcelona and serves a customer base of more than 100,000 customers with a team of over 180 professionals. Acens was acquired by Telefónica in June. For more information, visit www.acens.com.
Open-Xchange is the innovator of scalable and integrated open source email and collaboration solutions for enterprises, academic institutions and government authorities. The company provides on-premises versions called Open-Xchange Server Edition and Open-Xchange Advanced Server 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 email 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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