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hosted exchange 1and1Microsoft Exchange Hosting from 1&1 lets you or your business reap the benefits of Microsoft Exchange, minus the expense and hassle of maintaining your own Exchange Server!

Exchange Hosting Features:

  • 1 GB E-mail Storage Space
  • Outlook Web Access
  • ActiveSync
  • MAPI over HTTP
  • Microsoft Outlook 2007
  • Junk Mail Filter
  • Virus Guard (Installed on Server)
  • 24/7 Phone and E-mail Support

URL: http://www.1and1.com
Email: info@1and1.com
Phone: 1-877-GO-1AND1
Price: $6.99/user/mo.

- Website designs for over 100 different business types - Editing of homepage without prior web design experience - Market analysis: traditional hosting products fail to address needs of small/medium businesses

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 19, 2009 — 1&1 Internet Inc., the world’s largest web host by known servers, today announced the launch of a remarkable new service for creating a small business website – 1&1 MyBusiness Site. Addressing a wide range of small to medium businesses, the package greatly simplifies the creation of a website to just a few minutes without any need for website design experience. Specific designs are available for over 100 different business types. Companies can test the new product for free for 5 days. During the free trial companies can share their fully functioning, customized website online without risk. 1&1 MyBusiness Site, $9.99/month, addresses the need for an instant, achievable website for the many thousands of US small businesses still unable to present themselves online.

1&1 MyBusiness Site comprises a powerful and innovative way for a small company to launch a website, with many specialist business sectors included. Company information is inserted during the order process and used to create a fully assembled homepage. Relevant images, sample texts and tailored design elements are already populated within each website template – e.g. menus for restaurants or appointment requests for hairdressers. The content of the various pages can be edited online using any computer with an internet connection and without the need for software or a separate web page builder.

1&1 MyBusiness Site puts an end to complex feature lists which are usually associated with web hosting products “Before developing 1&1 MyBusiness Site, we did some very detailed market analysis,” explains Oliver Mauss, CEO of 1&1 Internet. “As a result, it was clear that a lot of traditional hosting packages are simply too complicated to fulfill the needs of a great many small business owners.”
Research of over 1,800 small businesses1 commissioned by 1&1, found that 40 percent are still without a company website. Some 24 percent of companies that do not currently have a website are interested in creating one but are concerned that existing offers are too complicated or costly. The most common reasons for not having a website are concerns about the time needed to create one (36 percent) and concerns as to whether having a website is necessary for their business (21 percent).

The development of 1&1 MyBusiness Site is based on the results of market research conducted across Europe and the USA. Professional design agencies were used to create individual templates for the business sectors included. Users are able to edit the content of their homepage directly from their website as easily as they could a Microsoft Word document. All data is stored in 1&1′s high-security data centers, so the business does not have to worry about backups.

“1&1 MyBusiness Site puts an end to complex feature lists which are usually associated with web hosting products,” explains Oliver Mauss. “Our research found that the endless feature lists are tiresome and confusing for a lot of business owners. That’s why 1&1 decided to radically change its approach – the number of pages, the web space and the traffic are unlimited. A small company should not have to worry about such technical details.”

Market analysis also showed that small companies commonly require professional support for the basic business processes within their website. 1&1 has integrated templates for appointments and contact requests, requests for products or services and brochures and product related queries – automatically generated from the choice of industry within the order process. Other features include pre-installed maps and directions and photo galleries.

Users can check the success of their website via the inclusive 1&1 WebStatistics tool. Modules for search engine optimization, implementation of RSS feeds, photo albums, YouTube video files and Flash animations are also included within the new product. Web professionals are free to edit the HTML code of their 1&1 MyBusiness Site.

1&1 MyBusiness Site is priced at $9.99/month with no set-up fee or minimum contract term. One domain name (.com, .net, .org, .biz, or .info) and personalized e-mail accounts are included for free. Companies can test the new product as a free trial, during which they can share their fully functioning, customized website online without risk.

Since 2003, 1&1 Internet Inc. has been at the forefront of encouraging US small businesses to adopt the Web. 1&1 is the one-stop-shop for web solutions, providing a high quality service with the security of our state-of-the-art green data centers and 24/7 technical support. 1&1′s green efforts will save carbon emissions of over 30,000 tons of CO2 per year. As the world’s largest web host, 1&1 is well placed to deliver a high quality service to its business customers. The company currently holds over 7.8 million customer contracts worldwide and manages over 10 million domain names.

For more information on 1&1 Internet Inc. visit the website at http://www.1and1.com.

1Survey of 1,838 US enterprises with 1 to 50 employees in December 2008 via online survey.

About 1&1 Internet Inc:

1&1 Internet Inc. is a subsidiary of United Internet, a profitable public company with a market cap of $2 billion. 1&1 was founded in 1988 and hosts more than 10 million domain names, while more than 55,000 servers run on the company’s five state-of-the-art data centers. 1&1′s global community is over 7.8 million customer contracts strong. The company’s U.S. headquarters is located in Chesterbrook, PA. For more information, please contact the company at www.1and1.com or 1-877-MY-1AND1.

For 1&1 Internet, Inc.:

Christine Skiffington
US Public Relations
701 Lee Road, Suite 300
Chesterbrook, PA 19087
TEL: (610) 560-1452
FAX: (610) 560-1511
press(at)1and1.com

In cooperation with the Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF), 1&1 is now proud to support renewable energy for its U.S. Data Center.

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) October 1, 2008 — 1&1 Internet Inc, the world’s largest web host by known servers, today announced the US data center is going green. 1&1 Internet is purchasing enough Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) from the non-profit, Bonneville Environmental Foundation, to match 100% of the electricity used at the company’s data center. The majority of the RECs will be sourced from the Bowersock Mills and Power Company’s hydroelectric facility in Lawrence, Kansas. This hydroelectric facility is certified low impact by the Low Impact Hydro Institute (LIHI). 1&1′s renewable energy purchase for the Lenexa, Kansas-based facility is enough clean energy to power at least 300 U.S. homes for one year. With renewable resources 1&1 will save emissions of 30,000 tons of CO2 per year.

Bonneville Environmental Foundation
We are proud to now be the first big hosting company with all our data centers’ energy usage offset by renewable, clean energy. We believe this is an important step for every organization to take, and a contribution helping to save our planet. “1&1 Internet accepts the responsibility to become a green-powered company,” said Oliver Mauss, CEO of 1&1 Internet Inc. “We are proud to now be the first big hosting company with all our data centers’ energy usage offset by renewable, clean energy. We believe this is an important step for every organization to take, and a contribution helping to save our planet.”
BEF uses revenues generated from the sale of RECs to directly support new renewable energy projects and watershed ecosystem restoration. All of the RECs’ 1&1 will purchase from BEF will be certified under the Green-e® Energy program, the nation’s leading voluntary certification program for renewable energy. For over a decade, the Green-e® program, administered by the Center for Resource Solutions, has been certifying renewable energy that meets environmental and consumer protection standards that it developed in conjunction with leading environmental, energy and policy organizations.

Mauss added, “1&1 is proud that our worldwide customers are now part of our 1&1 green coalition, with all hosted websites contributing to offsetting carbon emissions through the support of renewable energy.”

For more information on 1&1 Internet Inc. visit the website at www.1and1.com

1&1 Internet Inc.:
1&1 Internet Inc. is a subsidiary of United Internet, a profitable public company with a market cap of $5 billion. 1&1 was founded in 1988 and hosts more than 10 million domain names, while more than 55,000 servers run on the company’s five state-of-the-art data centers. 1&1′s global community is over 7.7 million customer contracts strong. The company’s U.S. headquarters is located in Chesterbrook, PA. For more information, please contact the company at www.1and1.com or 1-877-461-2631.

– Hosted communication and collaboration solutions for SMBs – MailXchange offers business-class email, personal information management (PIM) and document sharing – Real-time push service for email and PIM with any Windows Mobile capable phone

1&1 Internet Inc., the world’s largest web host by known servers, today announced a new product, 1&1 MailXchange, based on Open-Xchange Inc.’s award winning collaboration technology.

MailXchange is a 1&1 hosted solution– requiring no server management or licensing fees from customers. Small business owners and private users looking for an affordable alternative to Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint can utilize this hosted and feature-rich email and collaboration service. The service can also be utilized with any Windows Mobile smartphone.

With 1&1 MailXchange users can take advantage of Open-Xchange’s advanced web-based personal information management (PIM), providing customers with email, calendaring, contact and task management to enhance efficiency and teamwork. The centralized document management system allows for users to attach documents to corresponding tasks, as well as share them without emailing large files. The web-based MailXchange interface is available anywhere with internet access. This gives companies with multiple locations and employees working out of office, the flexibility to effectively share information. With 1&1 MailXchange users also have the option of synchronizing with Microsoft Outlook.

Oliver Mauss, CEO 1&1 Internet Inc., said, “MailXchange delivers valuable functionality for small businesses and individuals, facilitating effective teamwork and enabling document sharing anywhere, anytime, with any device. As a leader in innovative technology, 1&1 will continue to call upon proven open-source technologies which enable our customers to benefit from greatly reduced licensing costs.”

“We’re seeing the dawn of a new era with hosted software made widely available to everyone when that was previously reserved only for installations at enterprises,” said Rafael Laguna, CEO of Open-Xchange. “1&1′s customers will benefit from access to our collaboration software that streamlines communications and can improve users’ productivity.”

MailXchange offers synchronization with Windows Mobile smartphones. While most email services use ‘pull technology,’ MailXchange uses ‘push technology,’ automatically pushing emails, appointments and tasks directly into your account, without needing to actively sync.

1&1 MailXchange starts at $4.99 per user per month, and is discounted with additional users, making the product more affordable and tailored to the customer’s business. Users have the option to continue using Microsoft Outlook, and can manage up to five separate email accounts within MailXchange. MailXchange incorporates dependability features such as document version management and integrated anti-spam protection. The product includes the domain of the customer’s choice, 5 GB of email account storage and 2 GB of document storage per user.

For more information on 1&1 Internet Inc. visit the website at www.1and1.com

About 1&1 Internet Inc:

1&1 Internet Inc. is a subsidiary of United Internet, a profitable public company with a market cap of $5 billion. 1&1 was founded in 1988 and hosts more than 10 million domain names, while more than 55,000 servers run on the company’s five state-of-the-art data centers. 1&1’s global community is over 7 million customer contracts strong. The company’s U.S. headquarters is located in Chesterbrook, PA. For more information, please contact the company at www.1and1.com or 1-877-461-2631.

– New iPhone 2.0 software supports 1&1 Microsoft Exchange – Push email and synchronization of appointments and contacts

1&1 Internet Inc., the world’s largest web host by known servers, today announced support for Apple’s new iPhone 3G with its professional email solution, 1&1 Microsoft Exchange. iPhone users can now enjoy access to their emails, appointments and contacts, anytime and anywhere. A push service guarantees that all data is synchronized in real-time. After updating to the new iPhone 2.0 software, users of the original iPhones can also utilize 1&1’s professional communications suite.

1&1 Microsoft Exchange is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution based upon Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.

“Particularly for small enterprises, 1&1 Microsoft Exchange is a genuine alternative to a dedicated server, and at a fraction of the cost,” says Oliver Mauss, CEO of 1&1 Internet. “The iPhone, with its outstanding user concept, has gained many excited followers across the world in a short time. We are very glad that all features of 1&1 Microsoft Exchange are now available on this innovative device.”

1&1 Microsoft Exchange is available from $6.99/month. The package features an impressive 1 GB Exchange account, group functionality tools – such as public calendars, contacts, discussions and task management. Users also receive a free license for Microsoft Outlook 2007 software. Email addresses from other providers, e.g. from an existing web hosting package, can also be used with 1&1 Microsoft Exchange and the new iPhone software.
1&1 Microsoft Exchange is attractive for mobile workers who wish to acquire an iPhone as an additional mobile device. 1&1’s Exchange accounts can also be synchronized with Windows Mobile smartphones.

1&1 email solutions are hosted within 1&1’s high security data centers. 1&1 takes care of security updates and back-ups reducing the total cost of ownership for the service to a minimum. Users connect to their Microsoft Exchange account via encrypted SSL connections, ensuring secure access to personal data from any Internet-connected computer worldwide. If Microsoft Exchange is not available, users can also access their data via the easy-to-use Outlook Web Access interface, which is available with any browser.

1&1 is well placed to provide a high quality service, offering industry-leading connectivity via its own pan-European backbone. 1&1 currently holds over 7 million customer contracts worldwide and manages over 10 million domain names.

For more information on 1&1 Internet Inc. visit the website at www.1and1.com

About 1&1 Internet Inc:

1&1 Internet Inc. is a subsidiary of United Internet, a profitable public company with a market cap of $5 billion. 1&1 was founded in 1988 and hosts more than 10 million domain names, while more than 55,000 servers run on the company’s five state-of-the-art data centers. 1&1’s global community is over 7 million customer contracts strong. The company’s U.S. headquarters is located in Chesterbrook, PA. For more information, please contact the company at www.1and1.com or 1-877-461-2631.

1&1 registered domains double within past 3 years. Research reveals consumers’ confidence in creating a website.

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) March 4, 2008 — 1&1 Internet Inc., the world’s largest web host by known servers, today announced the company’s 10 millionth domain registration. 1&1 not only retails some of the lowest priced domain names, but bundles each domain with a five-page starter website and search engine submission — and so provides a professional-quality web presence for only a few dollars.

1&1 also revealed today a survey of 1,025 U.S. consumers, commissioned by 1&1, which found Americans in 2008 to be surprisingly confident in being able to build a website themselves. Almost 1 in 4 (22 percent) believed they could build a good website in less than 3 hours, with the average consumer believing they could successfully complete the task in less than 3 days.

We have seen pleasing growth in our domain registrations worldwide. Consumers nowadays require more than a raw solution at a low price. 1&1 products deliver a quick and effective web presence and our domains are no exception. We see a direct link between our rapid domain growth and our unique domain features. We will continue to add to our domains and make it even easier to launch online. In less than 3 years, 1&1 has doubled the number of domains it has registered to 10 million. 1&1 has a broad 50/50 consumer and business user base. In the past year alone, the number of 1&1 registered domains in the U.S. has increased by 46 percent. The company also saw a further 35 percent increase in .us domain registrations made over the past 12 months. 1&1′s product features have been a key driver in its popularity.
Andreas Gauger, Chairman of the Board, 1&1 Internet Inc., said, “We have seen pleasing growth in our domain registrations worldwide. Consumers nowadays require more than a raw solution at a low price. 1&1 products deliver a quick and effective web presence and our domains are no exception. We see a direct link between our rapid domain growth and our unique domain features. We will continue to add to our domains and make it even easier to launch online.”

Interestingly, 1&1′s research reveals notable consumer confidence surrounding today’s web hosting packages. With the right tools in hand, consumers appear keen to take on the task of creating a website, whether for a business project or personal publishing. An impressive 1 in 4 consumers polled believed that they could create a good quality website themselves, using a web hosting package, within 3 hours.

In line with the uptake of 1&1′s domain name features, the consumers questioned placed a high value on ‘easy-to-use web building tools,’ with 75 percent rating this to be the most important factor when choosing a web host.

For more information on 1&1 Internet Inc., visit the website at www.1and1.com.

About 1&1 Internet Inc.:
1&1 Internet Inc. is a subsidiary of United Internet, a profitable public company with a market cap of $4 billion. 1&1 was founded in 1988 and hosts more than 10 million domain names, while more than 47,000 servers run on the company’s five state-of-the-art data centers. 1&1′s global community is over 7 million customer contracts strong. The company’s U.S. headquarters is located in Chesterbrook, PA. For more information, please contact the company at www.1and1.com or 1-877-461-2631.

77 percent of consumers switch to competitors if a business website does not provide communication methods. Positive communication experiences cause 85 percent of consumers to bookmark the website.

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) February 19, 2008 — An alarming 77 percent of Americans report that they would switch to a competitor if a business website did not provide ways to communicate, such as contact information or real-time dialog, according to a study by MaCorr Research and sponsored by 1&1 Internet Inc., the world’s largest web host by known servers. Some 78 percent of consumers are irritated when unable to find a way to communicate on a business’ website. Almost half of consumers (48 percent) have felt angry to the degree they tell someone; even 5 percent admitted being brought to tears or violence by the problem. The ability to contact a business was the most important aspect of using a business’ website for 85 percent of Americans. Therefore it is not surprising that consumers report having been most irritated by being unable to find the contact phone number (91 percent) and unable to find the contact email (82 percent). On the contrary, a successful experience contacting a business will cause 85 percent of consumers to bookmark the website.

According to 1&1′s ‘Website Communication Survey’ of some 1,025 US consumers, 89 percent of consumers expect all businesses to have a website regardless of the size. Although this is the case, 68 percent select an SMB for greater personal attention and over half (51 percent) chose an SMB, over a large corporation, because of the individual relationship they build with the business. It is therefore vital for SMBs to utilize communication tools to provide that personal attention. Some 70 percent of consumers have a negative perception of businesses that do not provide ways to communicate directly. A lack of clear contact information such as address and telephone numbers on a business website has elicited a negative emotional response such as irritation (78 percent) all the way to tears or violence (5 percent).

For businesses to remain progressive and appealing, it is imperative that they use advanced features to communicate with the consumer. Small businesses especially should take advantage of communications applications to continue providing a direct and personal approach to consumers. Andreas Gauger, Chairman of the Board, 1&1 Internet Inc., said, “For businesses to remain progressive and appealing, it is imperative that they use advanced features to communicate with the consumer. Small businesses especially should take advantage of communications applications to continue providing a direct and personal approach to consumers.”
The survey also revealed businesses that provide effective communications features benefit significantly. After successfully contacting a business, almost all consumers (97 percent) agree they would visit the website again and use the business in the future. Some 93 percent would use the business more frequently, 92 percent would recommend the business to others and an astonishing 85 percent would bookmark the website on their browser. It is not surprising that, ‘Availability of contact information,’ is the most important (85 percent) characteristic of a business website.

“Our research clearly shows that consumers value an approachable and easily accessible business. More of us than ever are using real-time online messaging in our everyday lives and consumers now place high expectations on businesses to provide a means of communication,” said Gauger.

Americans are becoming increasingly keen on real-time live dialogue via the web. The survey found that almost half of consumers (49 percent) use live chat and instant messenger tools 11+ times a month. Over 50 percent of consumers perceive companies that provide communication features such as real-time dialog as progressive, advanced, and eager to please the customer. As consumers use technology more, the demand for easily accessible and advanced communication features is becoming more important for business websites. 1&1′s survey revealed that the majority of consumers (72 percent) will spend less than 3 minutes searching for contact information on a website before switching to another site.

Gauger added, “At 1&1 we continually research and develop applications for businesses to maintain an innovative web presence. Our communication tools provide the ability to offer the appeal of personal attention, while competing against large corporations in the industry. Every US business must recognize the features that attract consumers to a website, as well as use those tools that turn a consumer into a loyal customer.”

For more information on 1&1 Internet Inc., visit the website at www.1and1.com.

About 1&1 Internet Inc.:
1&1 Internet Inc. is a subsidiary of United Internet, a profitable public company with a market cap of $4 billion. 1&1 was founded in 1988 and hosts more than 9 million domain names, while more than 47,000 servers run on the company’s five state-of-the-art data centers. 1&1′s global community is over 7 million customer contracts strong. The company’s U.S. headquarters is located in Chesterbrook, PA. For more information, please contact the company at www.1and1.com or 1-877-461-2631.

- Over 40 percent of SMBs spend same amount of time choosing their coffee maker – 1 in 3 companies believe their revenue would increase with a better web address

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) January 24, 2008 — U.S. small businesses are rushing their choice of web address, with 42 percent investing under 1 hour of thought in the decision, according to a survey released today by 1&1 Internet Inc., the world’s largest web host by known servers. A survey of 1,074 American businesses revealed that the average business spends less than 12 hours choosing their main domain name. Some 60 percent of business owners sought no second opinion before making a selection and over half (57 percent) did not consider options such as .biz or .net at all. Most recognized that their domain name could have a lasting effect on their business, with one third of businesses (37 percent) believing that their revenue would improve as a direct result of having a better web address, and 1 in 4 businesses (28 percent) admitting they had ‘concerns’ about the effectiveness of their web address.

1&1′s ‘SMB Domain Choices Study’ found that U.S. businesses most often choose their primary domain name in haste. Some 42 percent of businesses surveyed spent the same time selecting their domain as they did sourcing minor equipment such as their coffee maker or paper shredder (less than 1 hour). The average U.S. business admitted to spending less than 12 hours on the decision, the same amount of time spent selecting IT equipment such as PCs and printers. Some 60 percent of business owners did not seek a second opinion, even though over half (58 percent) had to modify their domain because their first choice was not available.

Although purchasing a web address should be one of the first steps in launching a business, it is often bought in haste. Every American business must recognize the lasting impact that a domain name can have on sales and image, and business owners shouldn’t delay making necessary changes. It is therefore not surprising that many American businesses believe that their choice of domain name could have been better. 1 in 4 businesses (28 percent) admitted to wanting improvements in either their domain name wording or suffix (e.g. .biz). Furthermore, a significant one third (37 percent) believe that their sales revenue would improve as a direct result of a change in web address. Alarmingly, about 1 in 4 of these businesses (23 percent) said they were unwilling to attempt a change in domain name because they believed it would involve a lot of work. There is a clear danger that a number of businesses continue to use an undesirable domain name while recognizing it could be having a negative impact on their business.
1&1′s research would suggest that the way many businesses choose their web addresses could be improved. The survey found that most business owners were preoccupied with .com or .org options, with over half (57 percent) completely ruling out less obvious suffixes such as .net, .biz or .tv. 1&1 recommends that businesses spend at least a few days thinking about their domain name wording and weighing up the pros and cons of the various suffixes available to them.

Andreas Gauger, chairman of the board, 1&1 Internet Inc., commented, “The selection of a business’ web address is a crucial decision, businesses should consider all available options before purchasing their primary domain name. As the number of registered domains increases, it’s often the case that the best available domains belong to less obvious suffixes, and it is always advisable to seek external opinion on what a domain could suggest about your business.”

While most U.S. small businesses now recognize the benefits of having a website, the research would suggest few are optimizing their web presence. Some 7 percent of business owners surveyed admit to having forgotten their own domain name.

Gauger added, “Although purchasing a web address should be one of the first steps in launching a business, it is often bought in haste. Every American business must recognize the lasting impact that a domain name can have on sales and image, and business owners shouldn’t delay making necessary changes.”

As the world’s largest web host, 1&1 offers a comprehensive range of web solutions including domain name registrations, web hosting, email solutions, dedicated servers, and eShops.

For more information on 1&1 Internet Inc., visit the website at www.1and1.com.

About 1&1 Internet Inc.:
1&1 Internet Inc. is a subsidiary of United Internet, a profitable public company with a market cap of $4 billion. 1&1 was established in 1992 and hosts more than 9 million domain names, while more than 40,000 servers run on the company’s five state-of-the-art data centers. 1&1′s global community is over 7 million customer contracts strong. The company’s U.S. headquarters is located in Chesterbrook, PA. For more information, please contact the company at www.1and1.com or 1-877-461-2631.

External connection for top-line data centers upgraded to 120 Gigabit/sec+ & bandwidth of European ring quadrupled. Cost benefits through switch to Ethernet technology and new peerings.

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) January 21, 2008 — 1&1 Internet Inc., the world’s largest web host by known servers, today completed a comprehensive extension of its wide area network (WAN). An overall bandwidth of more than 120 Gigabit/second is now available for 1&1′s top-of-the-line data centers in Europe and the United States. For the first time, 1&1 is connected directly to a large Internet Exchange point outside of Europe at Equinix in Chicago. The development means that the external connectivity of the world’s largest web host has tripled over the past twelve months.

Andreas Gauger, chairman of the board, 1&1 Internet Inc., said, “With the upgrade of our Internet bandwidth, our millions of web hosting customers in Europe and the U.S. can be sure that their content will reach Internet users worldwide even faster and more reliably. As a result of multimedia applications like video streaming, the demand for bandwidth has grown enormously over the last few years.” The data volume transmitted from 1&1′s data centers has in fact nearly doubled over the past year from 3,500 Terabytes (3.5 million Gigabytes) in January 2007, to 6,500 Terabytes in December 2007.

With the upgrade of our Internet bandwidth, our millions of web hosting customers in Europe and the U.S. can be sure that their content will reach Internet users worldwide even faster and more reliably. As a result of multimedia applications like video streaming, the demand for bandwidth has grown enormously over the last few years. “The continuous upgrade of 1&1′s data network shows that despite pessimistic forecasts from some, the boundaries of Internet growth have not yet been reached,” adds Gauger.
In November, U.S. research company, Nemertes, warned in a well known study that Internet infrastructure might no longer supply the growing demands of private and business users over the next 3 to 5 years. With its latest network upgrades and further measures planned for 2008, 1&1 feels well prepared for continuously growing demand.

Over the next year, 1&1 will focus on extending its U.S. network. In Chicago, at Equinix, 1&1 is for the first time connected to a large Internet Exchange point outside of Europe. In March, 1&1 will more than double the external connectivity of its Lenexa, Kansas data center. With more than 600,000 customers, 1&1 is presently the fifth-largest web host in the U.S. market.

Besides the upgrade of its wide area network, 1&1 has also made changes to its underlying technology. Instead of SDH (Synchronous Digital Hierarchy), now Ethernet technology — well-known from corporate and home networks — is being utilized. “Ethernet can be handled more easily, and by switching to powerful routers from U.S. based manufacturer Foundry Networks, we can even save money,” comments Andreas Gauger. 1&1 benefits from an additional cost saving potential through the network extension, as data streams can be distributed optimally through new peerings and routing alternatives.

Founded in 1988, 1&1 pioneered the ‘one-stop-shop’ approach to web solutions. Due to 1&1′s scale and technical heritage, the company can deliver an unrivaled combination of value-added services and technological expertise. 1&1 currently manages more than 7 million customer contracts, 9 million registered domains, and 81 million email accounts.

For more information on 1&1 Internet Inc. visit the website at www.1and1.com

About 1&1 Internet Inc.:
1&1 Internet Inc. is a subsidiary of United Internet, a profitable public company with a market cap of $4 billion. 1&1 was founded in 1988 and hosts more than 9 million domain names, while more than 40,000 servers run on the company’s five state-of-the-art data centers. 1&1′s global community is over 7 million customer contracts strong. The company’s U.S. headquarters is located in Chesterbrook, PA. For more information, please contact the company at www.1and1.com or 1-877-461-2631.

– 1&1 to offer ground-breaking alternative to hosted MS Exchange

1&1 Internet, the world’s largest web host by known servers, today announced a strategic partnership with leading messaging and collaboration solutions provider Open-Xchange Inc. 1&1 will base its forthcoming range of hosted email and collaboration packages upon Open-Xchange Inc.’s award winning Smart Collaboration(tm) technology. The move is indicative of 1&1′s progression within the global ‘Software as a Service’ (SaaS) market. The company’s mass roll-out of Open-Xchange technology represents 1&1′s confidence in open-source alternatives, and its commitment to the open-source community.

1&1 will utilise the Open-Xchange platform for a range of 1&1 branded MailXchange email and collaboration packages to be launched worldwide. Available first in Germany as of today, and subsequently in US, France and UK, 1&1 MailXchange will within the first half of 2007 offer the full set of personal information management (“PIM”) functionality – email, calendaring, contacts and task management together with advanced groupware features such as Documail and Smart Document Sharing. The solutions will deliver valuable functionality for small businesses and individuals, enabling remote working and communication at very low price points. 1&1 MailXchange accounts will be available as a stand-alone package and as a bolt-on for existing hosting customers.

1&1′s use of an open-source platform will equip customers with the very latest features at a much lower price than comparable products. Open-Xchange provides high performance and reliability and offers 1&1 greater scalability than similar licensed solutions. The open-source nature of the solution facilitates seamless integration within 1&1′s back-end email systems. Moreover, Open-Xchange’s open standards and APIs (Application Programming Interface) enabled a seemless integration into 1&1′s business processes, such as user provisioning, systems management and billing processes.

Recent years have seen a significant increase in the popularity of open-source solutions for professional users. A high profile example is the City of Munich, Germany, which adopted open-source office solutions for its thousands of civil service workers. Products like 1&1 MailXchange have the ‘look and feel’ of similar mainstream licensed products and are easily adopted by all levels of user.

Andreas Gauger, Chairman of the Board, 1&1 Internet, said “Our partnership with Open-Xchange is an important and valuable milestone in our open-source journey. Open-source applications have always been of interest to us, but the Open-Xchange offering now shows that open-source has matured to the level where it offers an excellent mainstream email and collaboration product.”

For 1&1, the partnership comprises a further stride into the ‘Software as a Service’ (SaaS) market. Gauger added, “1&1 will continue to call upon open-source channels where it is clear that our customers could benefit from innovation and greatly reduced licensing costs”.

“This is an historic milestone for 1&1 as well as for Open-Xchange as hosted collaboration solutions will clearly be the pace makers for hosters on their way to application service providers”, said Frank Hoberg, CEO of Open-Xchange. “The benefits for small and medium sized customers are just too compelling. They benefit from easy to use, state of the art business software that really simplifies their businesses for unrivalled costs – without initial investment or ongoing administration efforts”.

1&1 has a long and distinguished past in contributing to open-source innovation. Since 1995, the company has invested in developing open-source technologies for web hosting. 1&1 was a supporting partner of the very successful NoSoftwarePatents campaign and continues to contribute to open-source projects that are driving the web solutions industry.

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About 1&1 Internet Inc.:
1&1 Internet Inc. is a subsidiary of United Internet, a profitable public company with 6,000 employees and a market cap of $4 billion. 1&1 was established in 1992 and hosts more than 7 million domain names, while more than 38,000 servers run on the company’s five state-of-the-art data centers. 1&1’s global community is over 6 million customer contracts strong. The company’s U.S. headquarters is located in Chesterbrook, PA. For more information, please contact the company at www.1and1.com or 1-877-461-2631.
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About Open-Xchange Inc.:
Open-Xchange Inc. is the innovator of scalable and integrated open source e-mail and collaboration solutions for enterprises, academic institutions, and government authorities. Open-Xchange enables web-hosting companys to provide an easy-to-use and feature-rich application delivered using Software as a Service (SaaS). Internet service providers (ISPs) and hosting providers, led by 1&1 Internet, deliver advanced email and collaboration features through Open-Xchange to millions of users. Open-Xchange Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Tarrytown, NY, with research, development, and operations in Olpe and Nuremberg, Germany. For more information, please visit www.open-xchange.com.