Open-Source E-Mail Provider Enhances Partner Program

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Scalix will offer a subscription version of its e-mail and calendaring product via Red Hat Exchange.

Open-source enterprise messaging provider Scalix plans to enhance its partner program by offering via Red Hat Exchange a subscription version of its e-mail and calendaring product for small businesses, starting this summer.

The move makes the technology more widely available to SMBs (small and midsize businesses), company officials said in a statement. The Red Hat Exchange, launched May 10, offers subscriptions to open-source suites to be sold by VARs.

"The Red Hat vision of offering 'pre-baked' solution suites as well as a single point of contact will drive risk and complexity out of the equation for businesses and make it easier for them to adopt business-critical Linux applications," said Glenn Winokur, Scalix CEO, in a statement.

Scalix currently boasts a channel program of 250 VARs internationally who have deployed the company's products in 55 countries. Scalix VARs will be invited to sell the RHX subscription products along with existing Red Hat VARs, company officials said.

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Jessica Davis covers the channel for eWeek and Channel Insider. Her technology journalism career began well before anyone heard of the World Wide Web and has included stints at Infoworld, Electronic News/EDN, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her work has also appeared on CNN and Forbes.com. She has covered hardware, software and networking, as well as the business side of technology. She has won several journalism awards, including a national ASBPE award for best staff-written column, and was named Marketing Computers hardest working tech journalist on their inaugural list of top tech journalists. Jessica can be reached at jessica.davis@ziffdavisenterprise.com

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