June 27, 2006

Collax Partners With Fujitsu Siemens Computers

Sharon Smith writes "Collax will receive marketing and sales support as part of Fujitsu Siemens Computers' Solution Partner Program.

BEDFORD, Mass., June 27, 2006 – Collax, Inc. has announced a strategic partnership with Fujitsu Siemens Computers. The European leader in Linux-based server solutions is now a Fujitsu Siemens Computer’s Solution Alliance Partner in Germany. As part of the Solution Partner Program, Collax will receive marketing assistance, as well as benefiting from shared national and international sales contacts.

“Fujitsu Siemens Computers is Europe’s largest IT manufacturer, with a particularly strong public sector presence. The same profile applies to Collax with its Linux-based server solutions", explains Collax CEO Olaf Jacobi. “This collaboration will thus provide both companies with a solid basis, enabling them to use the combination of hardware and software to recruit new customers.”

“With a market share of over 22%, we have the second largest share of the German server market, and have been successfully working the Linux market for some time", notes Jens-Peter Seick, vice president, Enterprise Server Business of Fujitsu Siemens Computers. “And it is precisely in this market sector that our collaboration with Collax will facilitate the development of synergies which will primarily benefit resellers and system integrators.”

Collax develops Linux server solutions which can be operated and maintained without Linux know-how. Thanks to the broad function range, which includes file, web, e-mail, proxy and database servers as well as groupware, firewall, VPN (Virtual Private Network) and security (anti-virus, anti-spam and anti-phishing) functions, Collax's robust and cost-efficient server solutions are often used in public sector institutions.

Collax Product Portfolio
Collax develops and markets server solutions for security, networking, and communication, integrated with an easy-to-use GUI (graphical user interface) for installation, updates and maintenance. All Collax server solutions can be easily integrated into any existing network infrastructure. The current offering includes:

Collax Business Server is a Linux-based server solution, which offers security, networking and communication functions and requires no Linux know-how. It is available as a free software license for up to five non-commercial users, and can scale for use in small to medium-sized businesses and distributed branch offices of large enterprises.

Collax Open-Xchange Server is a collaboration suite, which offers tools to facilitate communication for personal information management as well as efficient team collaboration - whether project management, customer care or internal workflows. Available either as a software subscription or pre-configured hardware appliance including software, the server is easily integrated into any existing network infrastructure.
Collax Appliances are pre-installed, turn-key solutions that combine software and hardware to provide ease of use with no Linux knowledge required. Depending on a company's size and intended level of use, a Collax appliance will be configured for maximum benefit.

Collax sells its line of Linux-based server solutions through distributors and resellers worldwide. For more information about becoming a certified Collax solution provider, contact info@collax.com.

About Collax, Inc. - Simply Linux
With more than 6,000 customers worldwide, Collax delivers turn-key, Linux-based server solutions to run a business. The solutions contain a suite of best of breed open source applications for security, networking and communication. Also available pre-loaded on hardware, the server software can be used with any Windows, Mac or Linux client devices and requires no customer administration. SMBs or departments of larger enterprises realize Linux functionality, scalability, security and rapid innovation without learning a new operating system.

Collax is based in Bedford, MA and Munich, Germany and its investors include Atlas Venture Partners, Intel Capital and Wellington Partners. For more information, visit www.collax.com.

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