Barbara Krause writes "Linux Messaging Leader Scalix Climbs Past 1 Million Mailbox Mark with Over 10,000 Deployed Email Servers
Market Momentum Continues With Over 350 Enterprise Customers,
125 Resellers and Strengthened Executive Management Team
San Mateo, CA-June 13, 2006-Scalix, the leading provider of email and collaboration software on Linux, today announced that over 1 million mailboxes of Scalix's award-winning AJAX-based software have been deployed, bringing users rich, fully featured desktop and web-based email and calendaring. According to the company, the combination of well-received new versions of Scalix, broad geographic growth through channel partners and increased demand for Linux and open standards solutions have contributed to the rapidly growing adoption of Linux-based email and collaboration software.
"Hitting the one million mark in mailboxes is a milestone both for Scalix and the industry, suggesting that email on Linux has reached the tipping point," said Glenn Winokur, Scalix CEO. "We are committed to bringing innovations like AJAX-based webmail, transparent Outlook compatibility and open messaging standards to the enterprise -- while fully meeting very real customer needs for reliability, robustness, security and lower cost of ownership."
Over 350 enterprise customers around the world have purchased and deployed Scalix. Among them are some of the world's largest high tech, retail and service-oriented corporations as well as numerous government agencies and universities. For an overview of Scalix customers, visit
Scalix recently surveyed users of its free Community Edition software, which includes a full version of Scalix's industrial-strength email server and Scalix Web Access (Community Edition can be downloaded at http://scalix.com/products/communityedition.html). The survey revealed that over 10,000 Scalix email servers have been deployed with over 1,000,000 mailboxes. Approximately 50% of the sites switched to Scalix from proprietary legacy email systems including Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes and Novell Groupwise.
Scalix also announced the addition to the company's management team. Jim Black, a 20-year messaging industry executive, has joined the company as Vice President of Product Development. Jim has led teams who delivered a wide range of innovative commercial products, including large-scale messaging and discussion systems, high-performance servers, desktop applications, mobile devices and wireless Internet services. He has worked at startup and established companies, including RemarQ, Critical Path, Netscape, Collabra and Microsoft.
In the past few months, Scalix took the top honor in the Messaging Category at LinuxWorld for the third consecutive time and won an "excellent" rating from InfoWorld magazine. The company announced four new versions of its messaging solution -- Small Business Edition, Scalix Appliance, Community Edition Raw and Scalix Xandros Edition, bringing to six the total number of Scalix versions. A pioneer in AJAX development, Scalix recently joined the OpenAJAX Initiative to help advance web 2.0 technology. The company continues to sign up channel partners at a rapid pace and now has over 125 distributors and resellers around the world.
About Scalix Corporation
Scalix is the leading provider of enterprise email, calendaring and collaboration software based on Linux and open source. Scalix allows companies of all sizes to reduce the cost and complexity of their email environment with a richly-featured, reliable and scalable messaging solution that blends seamlessly with both open source and proprietary software, including Microsoft Outlook, Exchange and Active Directory. Scalix offers customers flexibility and freedom of choice at all levels of the IT stack from the desktop to email related infrastructure components, helping them achieve independence from vendor, technology and licensing lock-in. Customers include the Fortune 1000, public sector and higher education. The privately held company is headquartered in San Mateo, California, with offices and distribution partners in North America, Europe and the Pacific Rim. For more information, visit www.scalix.com.
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Krause Taylor Associates for Scalix