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Parallels and AXIGEN Announce New Integrated Mail Server Solution for Software as a Service

Category: Press Releases
Published on February 21, 2008

Renton, WA, and Bucharest, Romania, February 21st, 2008 - AXIGEN, the professional mail server vendor, and Parallels (http://www.parallels.com/), worldwide leader in virtualization and automation software, announced today the launch of a strategic technological partnership, in which the companies will offer an integrated AXIGEN Mail Server and Parallels Virtuozzo Containers solution specifically for Service Providers offering virtualized hosting environments.

The new AXIGEN-Parallels Virtuozzo Containers integration presents a high-end, flexible solution that enables Service Providers to offer customized mail server solutions for customers via an easily deployable, low-maintenance SaaS model. Unlike traditional, generic hosting solutions, in which software must be installed and configured manually, the AXIGEN-Parallels Virtuozzo Containers solution allows Service Providers to offer customers a wide variety of pre-made Parallels Virtuozzo Containers, called templates, that are populated with optimized configurations of the AXIGEN mail server. Customers can choose the template that is right for their business, and have the solution deployed to them with only a few clicks.

This approach enables Service Providers to offer customers a customized AXIGEN mail server solution that exactly meets their customers’ needs, and the SaaS deployment model circumvents the configuration and installation hassles of traditionally deployed software.

"Parallels Virtuozzo Containers’ superior density and manageability, coupled with its ability to rapidly deploy software via pre-configured templates, make it an ideal choice for ISVs to deploy their software via a SaaS model,” said Serguei Beloussov, CEO of Parallels."The partnership with AXIGEN is an excellent example of a forward-thinking application vendor harnessing the power of SaaS and of Parallels’ continued momentum with Service Providers and SaaS.”

“Given that the AXIGEN Mail server is a service provider oriented solution, we are confident the integrated AXIGEN-Parallels Virtuozzo Containers solution will better address the emerging requirements of this highly competitive environment,” said Oana Bornaz, CEO of AXIGEN. “Moreover, both Parallels and AXIGEN now benefit from an expanded customer base, a fact mutually beneficial to the development of our companies.”

With a carrier class technology and outstanding support, AXIGEN is becoming the messaging solution of choice for a growing number of service providers worldwide. Now at version 5.0.2, the AXIGEN Mail Server runs on several Linux and BSD distributions, on Solaris, on PowerPC and on SPARC architectures. AXIGEN has recently won the ServerWatch 2007 Product Excellence Award for the Communications Server category.

Parallels Virtuozzo Containers is the most efficient server virtualization technology in the market, and the only solution that lowers management costs by attacking OS sprawl and delivering near native application performance.

About Parallels – Optimized Computing
Parallels (formerly SWsoft) is a worldwide leader in virtualization and automation software that optimizes computing for consumers, businesses, and service providers across all major hardware, operating system, and virtualization platforms. Founded in 1999, Parallels is a fast-growing company with 900 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia.
For further details, please visit: www.parallels.com

About AXIGEN
Established in 2001, Gecad Technologies SA, member of the GECAD Group, is the vendor of AXIGEN, a messaging solution for professionals that ensures an efficient and secure worldwide communication environment and business growth for both service providers and companies of all sizes. Currently, AXIGEN is distributed internationally by over 100 partners from 60 countries and manages email traffic for more than 9000 companies with 5 million end-users.

Our team of seasoned professionals, with 15 years of experience in messaging and IT security delivers cutting-edge products, by developing an innovative carrier-class technology based on proprietary architectures such as AXIGEN GrowSecureTM, AXIGEN SmartProcessingTM and AXIGEN UltraStorageTM.