HERNDON, Va., September 22, 2009 — Automation and virtualization leader, Parallels, today announced support of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 in its Parallels Automation product, which will be available shortly following Microsoft’s official release expected second half of 2009. Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 beta was released in April, 2009, and is the first server in a new generation of Microsoft server technology built from the ground up to work on-premise and as an online service.
Exchange Server 2010 introduces many new features to help achieve new levels of reliability and performance, protect communications, and meet customers’ demands for greater business mobility. Microsoft Hosted Exchange offers small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) a cost-effective alternative to managing an in-house e-mail server. In the Hosted Exchange model, the service provider manages all the technology and support for the SMB.
Building on the native capabilities introduced in Exchange Server 2007, the new high availability architecture in Exchange 2010 provides a simplified, unified framework for both high availability and disaster recovery. The result is greater uptime for end users, increased freedom for administrators, and decreased capital and operational costs for the organization. Exchange Server 2010 also enables organizations to run Exchange Server on a wide range of storage options. The latest version of Exchange Server requires less storage performance and is more tolerant of storage failures and helps SMBs provide larger mailboxes at lower cost without sacrificing system availability.
Parallels Automation enables delivery of SaaS applications including Microsoft Exchange, Windows SharePoint, Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS), etc. in a hosted environment. In the SaaS model, end user customers subscribe to the application instead of purchasing them, typically on a monthly basis. In this pay-as-you go approach, SMBs are afforded an easy-to-use low-cost service.
"Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 represents an exciting opportunity for hosters and cloud services providers to deliver world-class unified communications to meet the growing communications needs of SMBs," said Jack Zubarev, President of Parallels Service Provider Division. "Parallels is proud to enable support for Hosted Microsoft Exchange Server 2010."
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