Intermedia, the world’s largest Microsoft Exchange hosting provider, today announced that it manages over 300,000 premium Microsoft Exchange mailboxes on behalf of its small business customers and through its partner channels. The company made the announcement at its third annual Partner Summit held in New York City at the Yale Club.
An important driver of the growth is Intermedia’s Private Label Partner Program, which saw a 50 percent increase in total mailboxes hosted in 2010 over 2009. “Our channel’s rapid growth indicates that cloud email has gone mainstream, with legacy Exchange environments and first-time business email buyers often turning to a trusted local managed service provider for the solution,” says Serguei Sofinski, CEO, Intermedia. “We are there behind the scenes for these partners, powering their email and other communications services while they build their business and brand.”
Additional highlights from Intermedia’s fast-paced channel growth include:
Intermedia Private Label Partner’s resell Intermedia services under their own brand. “Because our private label program enables managed service providers, VARs and other tech providers to own the billing and customer relationship, it attracts top performing partners – many of whom are here at the third annual Partner Summit,” adds Bob Leibholz, SVP Sales and Business Development, Intermedia. “We give our partners the tools necessary to grow their businesses – from support to marketing, and most importantly, flexibility. They have the freedom to set prices and bundle services. They own billing, and they own the customer relationship.”
The Partner Summit brings together top Intermedia resellers – many of them managed service providers and web hosts – with industry thought leaders to discuss what is next in communications. The focus on this year’s summit is “moving beyond the mailbox,” including additional solutions to help partners grow their businesses, such as encryption and VoIP telephone service – both of which are integrated with Intermedia’s hosted Exchange and Outlook.
Intermedia empowers thousands of MSPs, VARs and IT consultants – as well as select Fortune 500 companies – to sell communications services under their own brand. Intermedia offers two reseller programs. The private label partner program is for those who wish to generate recurring revenue from existing and new customers with high margin hosted communications services – all under their own brand – while Intermedia maintains, monitors and upgrades all hardware and software. The affiliate program is for partners that prefer to promote Intermedia solutions and earn a commission for each sale they make.