OpenVZ Appliance Improves Email

Business packages email gateway as a virtual appliance to vastly improve email availability

June 27, 2007

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HERNDON, Va. -- A Vienna, Austria-based software company has greatly improved the availability of its e-mail gateway software by using OpenVZ operating system virtualization to rapidly move the software live and on-the-fly – between servers.

Proxmox, Inc. offers its e-mail gateway software -- Mail Gateway -- as an OpenVZ virtual appliance. This extension to the Proxmox product line helps reduce service disruptions potentially experienced by its customers. Also, as part of its High Availability (HA) Cluster, Proxmox created a special software utility to make periodic snapshots of OpenVZ virtual environments to help automate the backup procedure. Combined, these functions deliver high availability for customers as an extra measure against e-mail downtime.

"Lots of software programs could benefit the same way with OpenVZ virtualization technology," said Kir Kolyshkin, manager of the OpenVZ project. "Proxmox is a great example of how software developers can easily enhance their products with our open source technology."

Proxmox builds Mail Gateway software that is used by customers worldwide in all kinds of businesses, ranging from those with just with a few e-mail users to companies with several thousand e-mail accounts. The Proxmox mail gateway is appropriate for businesses running their own e-mail servers, as well as Internet providers. The mail gateway product is and is available in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish languages.

"We recommend running OpenVZ with our mail gateway for all people running Linux systems," said Martin Maurer, CEO of Proxmox.


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