CirrusHosting, a Canadian provider of VPS hosting, cloud hosting and dedicated servers, has announced that it will begin providing cloud-based groupware and collaboration services powered by the popular Open-Xchange software stack. The new Open-Xchange cloud hosting plans would provide Canadian companies and government agencies with an alternative to Google Apps for Business or Microsoft Exchange Server.
CirrusHosting’s Open-Xchange hosting plans offer a complete cloud hosting solution to business and government agencies, providing them with a secured communications platform that includes website hosting among which WordPress web hosting.
Open-Xchange platform is hosted on servers within CirrusHosting’s Canadian data centers. By hosting client data within Canada on a platform managed by a Canadian web hosting company, businesses and government agencies would be ensured that their sensitive data is held in accordance with Canadian regulatory and privacy requirements.
Cloud collaboration software
Employing a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model, Open-Xchange is a complete solution for business collaboration and online communication. The platform provides a centralized cloud hosting environment from which users can manage their digital workspace. Among the apps included in Open-Xchange are email, a calendar, productivity and file sharing tools, task management, and social networking features. Open-Xchange is designed to integrate with a multitude of hardware and software platforms, including PCs, smartphones, and tablets.
“Canadian government and business can no longer take the financial and legal risk of entrusting their and their customer’s data to companies that are not bound by the same regulatory frameworks,” said Cirrus CEO Ehsan Mirdamadi. “But, nor can they afford to ignore the economic benefits of cloud collaboration. Our Open-Xchange plans combine the best in cloud collaboration software with hosting that Canadian organizations can rely on.”