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Interliant Expands Messaging Offerings

Interliant, Inc. , the Purchase, N.Y.-based ASP and one of the largest Lotus Premier Partners, announced today at IBM's Lotusphere 2002 developer conference, the expansion of its INIT messaging services to include additional products and services organized into three core areas: strategy, messaging, and applications.

The product line expansion coincides with Lotus' own strategy to offer customers a tailored messaging solution for their organizations.

"At Interliant, our goal is to help companies identify and implement the appropriate messaging and application strategy to meet their business requirements," said Patty Jacobson, vice president of Managed Messaging for Interliant.

"Our Domino Managed Messaging solutions offer outsourced access to fully managed infrastructure for messaging and collaboration servers. We specialize in developing messaging and migration strategies that can be hosted either in a customer's facility or at one of Interliant's data centers."

Interliant says its strategy-based services provide the backbone for managing a messaging and collaboration infrastructure and are designed to prepare organizations to handle expanding usage and fluctuating volume.

Its services in this core area include: Messaging Platform Selection, Messaging Scorecard, Total Cost of Ownership Review and Collaboration Strategy Messaging.

The second core service area, INIT Managed Messaging for Domino, is designed to manage all or part of Lotus Domino messaging infrastructure. The offering provides customers with technical and help desk support, professional administration, monitoring, and management of the servers in Interliant's data centers.

Interliant's INIT Mail Migration Service, is also provided as part of the messaging offering for customers looking to migrate their mail platform. Interliant's ASPECT Migration services can either be hosted at Interliant or managed by the customer.

Lastly, Interliant's Domino-based application services include: Application Hosting for Domino, Sametime, and QuickPlace.

The hosting solutions are designed to facilitate collaboration across a range of environments and provide flexible hosting enabling organizations to access Domino applications via Notes client, Web browser, or to host Web sites for Internet, intranet, and extranet applications.

Using Sametime, Interliant says organizations can provide secure chat in addition to presentation and application space that can be shared in or outside the company, while the QuickPlace solution provides a virtual team space for internal projects, B2B extranet solutions, and a communication channel for partners and clients.