CHICAGO, HostingCon 2007, July 25, 2007 – Service providers can now centrally manage and deploy e-mail and collaboration solutions based on Hosted Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 using the latest release of the SWsoft PEM data center automation solution.
PEM 2.6.4 integrates with the Microsoft Solution for Hosted Messaging and Collaboration Version 4.0 to fully automate the delivery of hosted Exchange Server and SharePoint services by service providers to their customers. With the latest PEM release, service providers can offer hosted Exchange Server services for direct sale to customers or through branded resellers.
"The SWsoft PEM solution for Hosted Messaging and Collaboration Version 4.0 makes it easy for service providers to customize service plans and offer a greater variety of messaging solutions, from basic e-mail to higher value services such as business-class e-mail and advanced collaboration tools," said John Zanni, managing director of Worldwide Hosting for the Communications Sector at Microsoft Corp.
PEM is the only commercial solution that provides pre-integrated billing, domain registration and centralized control panels for managing Hosted Messaging and Collaboration Version 4.0.
The new version of PEM integrates with Hosted Messaging and Collaboration Version 4.0 to provide the following features:
"Hosted Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 delivers a world-class e-mail and collaboration system," said Norm Dallago, President of InfoQuest Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of web, information technology, and business continuity solutions, based in Pennsylvania. "PEM automates the delivery of hosted Exchange Server, including online ordering, domain registration, billing, customer self-service, notifications, service plan creation and fraud control so we can remain focused on marketing and selling." (For more information, visit www.infoquest.com/pem.)
"We are pleased to be able to work closely with Microsoft to deliver increased automation of messaging and collaboration solutions that help service providers meet the business needs of their customers, as well as branded resellers," said Serguei Beloussov, CEO of SWsoft. "This is part of a broad strategy, which includes support for the OPEN FUSION initiative and the Application Packaging Standard, to help service providers take advantage of emerging business opportunities such as software as a service (SaaS)."
SWsoft PEM is a customizable data center automation solution that allows service providers to more efficiently manage their infrastructure. With PEM’s modular design and flexible architecture, a system can expand to include new services and scale to several millions of customers.
OPEN FUSION is an SWsoft technology initiative to improve integration among a wide range of systems, third-party applications and modules, and custom and in-house solutions. The OPEN FUSION platform enables optimized delivery of SaaS and traditional hosting services to help independent service providers (ISVs) and service providers take full advantage of new opportunities in the market.
PEM 2.6.4 is available to purchase now for deployment in September from SWsoft worldwide. Support for Hosted Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 is available with the PEM.Exchange module, which can be purchased separately or as part of an existing PEM deployment. For more information, visit www.swsoft.com/pem.
SWsoft is a global leader in virtualization and automation software that helps consumers, businesses, and service providers optimize their use of technology. The company's software powers more than 130,000 servers and 500,000 desktops worldwide. The SWsoft product line includes Virtuozzo - the leading operating system virtualization solution, Parallels - the leading desktop virtualization product, and Plesk - the leading server control panel. Founded in 1999, the company has offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit www.swsoft.com.
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