CytexOne will be premiering their new on-premise Subscription-based Messaging Appliance with BlackBerry Enterprise Server and built-in Microsoft ActiveSync at WES2010, April 25-29, 2010 in booth 417. Called Stratus and Stratus Express, it connects to the new CytexOne StratusPhere Application Store to form an integrated hardware and software solution for Small-to-Medium-sized Businesses (SMB’s).
This edition of the Stratus, which also contains Microsoft Exchange 2007, gives SMB’s a flexible, affordable, plug-and-play solution for their in-office and mobile workforce.
"Get it done and get back to business – that’s the message of our new Stratus and StratusPhere solution. We’ve taken the best of traditional server systems and managed hosting and created a unique SMB offering that meets the needs of a rapidly changing marketplace", said Daniel Levine, CytexOne CEO and co-founder. "By providing a solution that is already configured and can be remotely managed and supported, SMB’s can quickly roll out high-reliability Microsoft Exchange as well as BlackBerry Enterprise Server or Express Edition on the same server without the need for an IT department."
The StratusPhere is an enterprise application store that gives Stratus users access to a growing list of essential apps. Stratus users have direct access to the applications and can start their subscriptions to them right from the Stratus web-based interface. The first app available in the store is Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 with Microsoft Exchange 2007.
Stratus Express, with its lowered pricing model, is ideal for running Express Edition software and eliminates any of the potential instabilities. BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express Edition, the latest end-user software release from RIM, has opened up a large new market for SMB’s due to its free-download pricing model.
Uniquely, the CytexOne Stratus appliances are based on a subscription model so they deliver a very low entry cost due to their low fixed monthly fees. This eliminates large startup costs. The Stratus appliances are fully scalable to meet changing demands, highly cost-effective, easy to operate, and keep corporate e-mail, contacts and calendars all securely in-house. They come complete with all the hardware and software necessary, as well as the licensing. Since Stratus is rented and not purchased, software and hardware are regularly upgraded, without surprise costs.
The Stratus Appliance is part of a family of products that uses CytexOne’s proprietary Secure Distributed Virtualization platform. This revolutionary distributed host-and-infrastructure platform enables unprecedented access for client premise devices for remote programming, monitoring, network maintenance and server scalability.
CytexOne’s Stratus appliances are fully configured out of the box and set up in minutes, provide licenses for small to large BlackBerry smartphone deployments, offers automated license collection, reporting, and easy upgrading for customers. The Stratus also simplifies remote monitoring of hardware, OS and BlackBerry services. Business administrators get encrypted remote administrative access to the BlackBerry Administration Service console from a web browser anywhere in the world. CytexOne offers 24/7 support for its Stratus infrastructure. The Stratus Appliance leverages Dell servers and their hardware replacement program. Technical support for BlackBerry services are available directly from our industry-leading support partners and Research In Motion (RIM).