SOURCE: Sonian, Inc.

June 10, 2008 11:12 ET

Sonian Announces Fast-Track Partner Program for Selective Value Added Resellers and Managed Service Providers

DEDHAM, MA--(Marketwire - June 10, 2008) - Sonian, Inc. announced today an innovative new program for the channel community to begin quickly deploying email archiving services to virtually all of their customers regardless of email platform. Qualified Fast-Track Program Partners will be provided access to additional discounts, cooperative marketing initiatives, a white-labeled or cobranded user interface and OEM web services APIs to integrate into their existing client management portals. This new program extends to a larger number of Value Added Resellers (VAR), Managed Service Providers (MSP), consultants and system integrators and allows them to offer the Sonian Archive service to their customers and provide a world-class email archiving, retention and eDiscovery service.

Sonian Archive SA2 is the first hosted archive solution created with grid (or cloud) computing infrastructure technologies. The grid design means extremely high reliability with no single point of failure. It also means an efficient use of computer hardware so that data can be processed with less hardware resources, allowing a reduced cost to customers. Sonian hosts customers' data in separate data silos within their hosted environment never mixing data of one customer with another. Only Sonian provides a 99.99% data retention SLA in a hosted environment.

"We launched our OEM partnership program in late January and wanted to share that success to a special group of partners in the VAR and MSP community," explains George Nichols, President of Sonian, Inc. "These initial partnerships have demonstrated how the design of the Sonian Archive service on the cloud computing infrastructure can accelerate and considerably shrink the typical timeframe seen in on-boarding a new partner."

Kent Smith, Chief Technology Officer for PHNS, explained, "PHNS provides a wide range of services to the healthcare industry, including the management of existing IT infrastructure and email. We have been closely monitoring the developments in 'cloud' computing for some time and see Sonian as a pioneer in its ability to leverage all of the infrastructure services provided by the 'cloud' to present a thoughtful and easy to use solution. However, once we began working with Sonian we were surprised by how easy the Sonian Archive service can be deployed to our new and existing customers to retain email for compliance and eDiscovery purposes. It is nearly a zero effort proposition."

"Since Sonian Archive works with all enterprise email platforms, we formed some very exiting messaging industry partnerships," said Greg Arnette, CTO of Sonian. "Many of our partners deliver exceptional email services on platforms other than Microsoft Exchange, Novell GroupWise and IBM Notes. These mail platforms have been somewhat neglected by the traditional archiving companies and we are here to bridge the gap."

For more information on the Sonian Fast-Track partner program or how to join, please visit www.sonian.net/partners.html

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