SOURCE: Intermedia

Intermedia

August 17, 2011 09:48 ET

Intermedia to Offer Microsoft Office 365

Will Integrate Intermedia's 24/7 Support, Migration Assistance and Proprietary Cloud Services

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Aug 17, 2011) - Intermedia, a global leader in cloud services and the largest Microsoft Exchange hosting provider, today announced they have signed an agreement with Microsoft to offer solutions that include Microsoft Office 365. A Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Intermedia is among a handful of organizations bringing Office 365 to market.

More than 41,000 small and mid-size businesses rely on Intermedia's suite of cloud communications, collaboration, and content management services. In addition to always-on operations, the company distinguishes itself from "do-it-yourself" competitors with white-glove 24x7 support, complimentary migration to the cloud, innovative and easy-to-use control panels, and a growing suite of proprietary cloud services -- an experience Intermedia will extend to customers who also want Office 365.

Delivered over the Internet from Microsoft's datacenters, Microsoft Office 365 includes popular Microsoft productivity tools -- such as Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Lync Online -- with the Microsoft Office suite on the web and on the desktop. "Office 365 is the next generation cloud productivity service from Microsoft," says Aziz Ben Malek, general manager, US Partner Hosting and Cloud Services. "It brings together our best productivity solutions, packaged in a way that simplifies IT for the small and mid-size businesses that Intermedia serves. We are excited to have Intermedia as an Office 365 partner given their successful track record as one of Microsoft's top hosted productivity solution partners -- and their commitment to a superior customer experience around support, migration and ease of use."

"We are in the middle of a historic shift from on-premise computing to the cloud," says Phil Koen, CEO, Intermedia. "Microsoft Office 365 is raising awareness of this shift's benefits to an unprecedented level, and Intermedia is thrilled to have been selected as a partner in the effort. By combining Office 365's popular Microsoft-delivered services with Intermedia's white-glove support experience and enhanced options for security and mobility, as well as other Intermedia cloud services, we can offer small and mid-size businesses additional, highly practical alternatives to tap into the cloud's full power."

Businesses will set up and manage Office 365 from Intermedia's HostPilot® Control Panel -- an intuitive control panel that enables administration to be delegated to non-technical staff. All Intermedia services are managed through HostPilot, making it simple for Office 365 customers to add other Intermedia cloud services such as online backup, Outlook backup, hosted PBX, mobility, security and more. Intermedia's integrated approach gives businesses access to best-of-breed cloud services, but spares them from having to use multiple control panels or pay multiple bills.

Office 365 will be generally available from Intermedia in Q4 2011. For more information, please call 1-800-379-7729.

ABOUT INTERMEDIA
Intermedia is the premier provider of cloud services to small and mid-sized businesses. Delivered from Intermedia's secure datacenters, these services include hosted Microsoft Exchange email, Microsoft Office 365, VoIP telephony, instant messaging, file management, security, backup, support for the full range of smartphones and tablets, and more. The company's proprietary cloud infrastructure assures high reliability, and a certified support team is available around the clock. Intermedia also empowers thousands of partners -- including managed service providers and select Fortune 500 companies -- to sell cloud services under their own brand. Founded in 1995, Intermedia was the first company to offer business-class cloud email and now has 350,000 premium hosted Exchange mailboxes under management, more than any other provider. For more information, visit www.intermedia.net.

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