Rackspace Hosting Updates Rackspace Hybrid Email for 1.7 Million Users
Released on: June 25, 2010, 3:38 am
Author: Rackspace Hosting
Industry: Internet & Online
Rackspace Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the world leader in the hosting
and cloud computing industry, has enhanced its popular Rackspace Hybrid
Email offering - a custom mix of Hosted Microsoft Exchange and the
business-focused Rackspace Email platform on a single domain.
Rackspace Hybrid Email now features easy calendar viewing between
Hosted Microsoft Exchange and Rackspace Email, as well as a faster
webmail design for Rackspace Email to make businesses using Rackspace
Hybrid Email even more productive.
"We've learned from our customers that, on average, only a small percentage of
employees really need and use the advanced features of Microsoft Exchange, yet many
businesses are paying a lot more to run Exchange for every single user," said Kirk
Averett, director of product for cloud applications at Rackspace. "With Rackspace
Hybrid Email, companies can purchase a combination of Exchange and low cost
Rackspace Email accounts on a single domain, without sacrificing features for any
employee. Most businesses can realise a significant cost savings by utilising this
model because they have different types of email users."
Rackspace Hybrid Email has been a key attraction for Rackspace solution partners and
resellers because it provides another unique selling point, in addition to
Rackspace's Fanatical Support. Businesses can reduce total costs by substituting
even one Exchange user with Rackspace Email. For example, using an average 80/20
ratio of Rackspace Email to Hosted Exchange, businesses can save more than 60
percent on email with Rackspace Hybrid Email compared to Hosted Exchange alone, and
significantly more than hosting their own email in-house.
With the recent updates, Rackspace Hybrid Email now features:
- Viewable Calendars - Now users can share and view calendars across the entire
organisation, whether it's an Exchange user or a Rackspace Email user, for easier
scheduling and coordination.
- Improved Webmail - The new webmail interface for Rackspace Email is easy to learn
and faster to navigate. New features include improved search quality and speed, and
simplified customisation of company logos and background images for private label
- Simple Control Panel - Administrators can easily manage Hosted Exchange and
Rackspace Email accounts and settings from one dashboard.
- Microsoft SharePoint - All Rackspace cloud email accounts have access to free
hosted SharePoint, with up to 250MB of storage, for improved document management and
team collaboration. More storage is easily purchased with low utility pricing.
- Compatibility - Both Hosted Exchange and Rackspace Email are compatible with the
Microsoft Outlook desktop client, and provide mobile support for Blackberry, iPhone,
iPad, Android and Windows Mobile.
About Rackspace Hosting UK
Rackspace Hosting is the world's leader in the hosting and cloud computing industry
and has been ranked in Financial Times Top 50 Great Place to Work in the United
Kingdom for the past six years. Rackspace provides its customers with Fanatical
Support by delivering a portfolio of hosted IT services, including dedicated servers,
managed hosting, cloud hosting and email and apps.
Rackspace data centres offer a full suite of cloud computing applications including email, collaboration
and storage solutions. Rackspace hosts more than 1.7 million paid email accounts
through its email platform that includes Rackspace Email, Hosted Microsoft Exchange
and a hybrid offering of the two services, all backed by Rackspace's 24x7 Fanatical
Support and a hosting guide to help chose the right hosting solution.
Rackspace Hosting PR contact:
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