Cartika, a provider of managed application and cloud hosting services headquartered in Toronto, Canada, has announced the launch of its new EMail-as-a-Services (EMaaS) cloud email platform. The new offering would allow companies to manage Microsoft Exchange and POP/IMAP accounts all on a single domain.
Microsoft Exchange is one of the leading enterprise-grade cloud email systems available. But, for a group of users in many organizations, it would offer more functionality and complexity than needed, states Cartika.
According to the company, until now, customers had two choices. The first was to sign every user up with more robust and expensive Exchange accounts, often costing 2-3x more than POP/IMAP services. The second was to set up and manage two separate email systems, which consumes more time for technology management and administration. With Cartika’s EMaaS cloud email platform, the “all or nothing” scenario has now been eliminated.
Cartika targets its EMaaS to companies requiring “true business-class” email systems and has built a clustered infrastructure environment to ensure reliability and performance.
“Our hosted email services have always included choices for Exchange and POP/IMAP users, but they were sold as separate services,” said Andrew Rouchotas, CEO of Cartika. Over the years we have looked for a way to offer and manage both types of accounts on a single domain and billing platform. We finally decided to have Cartika’s engineering team build our own hybrid solution. The advantage comes down to flexibility and cost-effectiveness and to the best of our knowledge, we are the only provider with this type of cloud email anywhere. Customers get what they need, at the appropriate price-point, and they can manage everything from a single, intuitive control panel.”
Like EMaaS Exchange, POP/IMAP accounts also come with Outlook Web Access – a feature typically priced as an additional cost.