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E-mail Hardware Appliance Available Ready-to-Run for Small- and Medium-Size Enterprises

E-mail Hardware Appliance Available Ready-to-Run for Small- and Medium-Size Enterprises

Nuremberg, Germany (PRWEB) February 2, 2010

Open-Xchange will offer its e-mail and groupware in cooperation with hardware manufacturer Pyramid as pre-configured and ready-to-run appliances for up to either 50 users or 300.

The new hardware appliances come with Open-Xchange Appliance Edition software, which includes an e-mail and collaboration server, document management, backup/recovery, virus and spam protection, plus Linux operating system.

It can be used to replace Microsoft Exchange installations with support for applications that rely on Active Directory, or the LDAP directory. Also, the two directory technologies can be used in parallel.

Open-Xchange hardware appliances are offered in the following two configurations:

Hardware Appliance (for up to 50 users)

Desktop case

Intel dual-core processor "Wolfdale", 3 GHz

2 GB of RAM

500 GB SATA hard drive

RAID system optional

Price includes software license for 10 users: 2,775 USD

Hardware Appliance (for up to 300 users )

19-inch rack server

Intel dual-core processor "Wolfdale", 3 GHz

4 GB of RAM

4 x 300 GB SAS hard drive

Price includes software license for 25 users: 7,387.50 USD

"Open-Xchange Hardware Appliances are 'plug and play' solutions for small- and medium-size businesses that want to operate their e-mail and groupware server themselves on-premise. They can be assured that hardware and software match perfectly to deliver maximum performance," said Rafael Laguna, CEO of Open-Xchange. "Users are spared from spending time and money on procuring hardware, installation and configuration."

Open-Xchange Hardware Appliances are available now through Open-Xchange and partners in North America and all European Union countries. For more information, visit

Distributors, system integrators and VARs that are interested in reselling Open-Xchange Hardware Appliance can visit

About Pyramid Computer

Pyramid Computer is the leading European manufacturer of custom-tailored appliance servers for commercial and industrial applications. The company was established in 1986 and has a staff of 100 people. Since 2007, Pyramid has operated from a factory and logistics centre near Erfurt, Germany. For more information, visit

About Open-Xchange

Open-Xchange is the innovator of scalable and integrated open source e-mail and collaboration solutions for enterprises, academic institutions, and government authorities. The company provides on-premise versions called Open-Xchange Server Edition and Open-Xchange Appliance 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 e-mail 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


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