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Wholesale Electric Plugs into Ceryx for Reliable Email and Messaging

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TORONTO, July 3rd, 2008 – Ceryx, the leading provider of secure and reliable hosted and managed Microsoft(R) Exchange, email messaging and collaboration software, today announced that Wholesale Electric, a worldwide leader in the electrical distribution industry, has selected the Ceryx hosted messaging solution for its 300 employees located in offices throughout the U.S.

With the head office of Wholesale Electric located right in “Hurricane Alley,” the threat of a natural disaster destroying communications infrastructure was a driving influence in moving to the Ceryx hosted solution.

“A primary concern of ours, especially since the devastating Hurricanes in 2005, has been to protect messaging and ensure reliability during times of disaster. Since some of our busiest times are immediately after natural disasters – when people are trying to repair damage and restore electricity – any type of outage is simply unacceptable,” said Bill Fife, Wholesale Electric’s Director of Technology.

Ceryx, with its high-availability hosted messaging service, was able to deliver the reliable service Wholesale Electric was looking for and meet their more advanced messaging needs, providing not just e-mail service but also Mobility Services, Windows SharePoint Services as well as advanced SPAM and Anti-Virus protection.

“As a Microsoft hosting partner, we can deliver incredible value in today’s market,” says Gus Harsfai, president and CEO of Ceryx Inc. “Our partner licensing model allows us to create unique plans that fit the profile of an organization and work to blend costs down. At the same time we can develop solutions – like our proprietary Anti-Virus and SPAM filtering tools – that builds on top of, and enhances the Microsoft Exchange solution.”

Once the decision to move to Ceryx was made, the migration from their existing email system to Ceryx was painless.

Ceryx was able to tailor a “rolling” migration which allowed for a user-by-user transfer from an existing POP3 system, with no interruption in overall messaging. And migrating to Ceryx’s proprietary Customer Centre administration portal was just as smooth. “As for the IT personnel, it was a quick, five-minute introduction and training session before they were comfortable using Ceryx’s Customer Centre for overall administration,” Fife says.

Fife says Ceryx’s Hosted Exchange solution has dramatically increased Wholesale Electric’s communications efficiency, allowing them to concentrate on its core business and not worry about mission-critical messaging.

Ceryx is a Microsoft(R) Gold Certified Partner and a member of the Gold Certified Excellence Program. With operations in Toronto and New York, as well as Tier 4 redundant data centers in both cities, Ceryx’s team of senior messaging professionals have met Fortune 500 companies’ messaging needs across North America for more than 17 years. Ceryx offers clients a suite of messaging services that include hosted and managed e-mail systems, e-mail security, mobility solutions as well as message archiving and compliance services. Visit for more information. Visit for more information.

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For more information, please contact:
Gus Harsfai
Ceryx Inc.
[email protected]
(416) 482-9659 ext. 101

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