Open-Xchange Adds Strategic System Integration Partner

Posted by dcparris on Jan 24, 2006 6:47 AM EDT
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Systems Solutions accelerates US presence for leading open source collaboration vendor

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Jan. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Open-Xchange Inc. today announced that Systems Solutions Inc. has joined the company as a strategic System Integration partner with operations in the Americas.

Open-Xchange Server 5 is the leading messaging and collaborative solution based on open source technology. It provides companies with key messaging functions like email, calendaring, contacts and task management, fully integrated with advanced collaboration features such as document sharing, project tracking, user forums, and a knowledge base. VDEL is known in Eastern Europe and Russia for successfully marketing, distributing and supporting innovative network and security solutions from category leaders Red Hat, Sage, and Hyperion.

Systems Solutions brings significant sales and systems integration experience to Open-Xchange after more than 8 years of supporting and developing legal and financial customers with collaboration applications. Previously, Systems Solutions was instrumental in developing the SUSE Linux Openexchange collaboration platform for the Americas.

"Having Systems Solutions' deep experience in driving sales is key now as Open-Xchange enters the next stage of accelerating growth," said Paul Sterne, general manager, North America, Open-Xchange, Inc. "Adding this experience to the top open-source Exchange alternative will make all the difference."

"SUSE Linux Openexchange Server changed the landscape for collaboration -- giving the big three proprietary solutions literally a run for their money," said Frank Basanta, Director of Technology, System Solutions. "Open- Xchange builds on that legacy with a much more modular, truly open source, feature rich descendant -- our customers are already clamoring for it."

Open-Xchange has customers in more than 50 countries since its launch in April 2005. Sales growth is particularly strong in Germany, the United States and France. To date, Open-Xchange has recruited 250 value-added resellers in 40 countries. About Open-Xchange Server

Open-Xchange Server is one of the most active and fastest growing open source projects to date. Launched in August 2004, Open-Xchange Server now ranks #8 out of 303 groupware projects on website, #1 in document repositories, #4 in handhelds, and overall #229 out of 39,673 listed projects. The Open-Xchange community website,, is visited by 130,000 unique visitors each month, the GPL version of Open-Xchange Server is downloaded more than 9,000 times each month.

Open-Xchange Server 5, the commercial product launched in April 2005, is engineered for ease of installation, migration, administration, integration and use. It interoperates with virtually all web browsers and important proprietary and open source rich clients. Open-Xchange Server supports the two leading Enterprise Linux distributions, Red Hat and SUSE. Innovative connectors, OXtenders, enhance customer flexibility by using open standard APIs to integrate existing IT infrastructures, or even extend capabilities to fax, VoIP, or CRM solutions.

To get a first look, Open-Xchange offers a free, fully-functional "Live- CD" of Open-Xchange Server 5 that gives users a cost-free, risk-free way to test all the features of the world's leading open source alternative to Microsoft Exchange. The Live-CD contains a complete edition of Open-Xchange Server 5 that boots directly from the CD-ROM, ensuring that the host computer is not modified in any way. The Live-CD can be downloaded from Also available is a first look online demo at About Open-Xchange Inc.

Open-Xchange Inc. delivers reliable and scalable messaging and advanced collaboration solutions. Its flagship product, Open-Xchange Server, is the market-leading advanced collaboration server that combines best-of-breed open source software with commercial software add-ons and connectors. Open-Xchange Server is among the Top 250 most popular and most active open source projects in the world today. Open-Xchange Inc.'s legal headquarters is in Tarrytown, NY, with research & development and operations concentrated in Olpe and Nuremberg, Germany and a sales office in Cyprus. For more information, please visit About Systems Solution Inc.

Based in New York, NY, Systems Solution Inc. ( is the Americas leading Systems Integration solutions provider. With 16 office Systems Solutions services the needs of corporation from SMB to Fortune 50 Enterprises across the Americas with a professional staff. Systems Solutions can be contacted at 877-673-0564.

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