CP and Scality bring scalable email storage benefits to service providers

Critical Path & Scality grow relationship after successful joint deployment at Libero

Critical Path and Scality LogosSan Mateo, CA and San Francisco, CA – October 17th 2012 – Critical Path, Inc. a global leader in Messaging, Security, and Unified Communications, and Scality, the object storage leader for consumer web applications, today formally announced their new partnership.

This agreement formalizes an existing collaborative relationship and technology integration that has achieved success at Libero, the most popular portal, ISP, and email provider in Italy, with more than 13 million unique users per month.

Service providers are commonly faced with massive and fast growing storage needs. This reflects a continuing trend among users, where email becomes the repository for thousands of emails, and storage for everything. Simultaneously, users demand instant access to even their oldest data.

The requirements for low latency, constant availability, and lifetime durability exceed the norms for file storage in general. It requires an innovative and high performance storage solution, integrated with a scalable and reliable messaging platform, to maintain the lowest overall total cost of ownership. Scality RING and CP Messaging Systems are uniquely suited to deliver that solution.

“CP has an outstanding track record serving the needs of some of the most demanding email service providers in the world, with over 225 million mailboxes deployed. With this new partnership, Scality will benefit from CP’s network, while CP customers will be able to significantly lower their cost”, said Jerome Lecat, CEO of Scality.

“The combination of CP Smartstore and Scality RING organic storage delivers unparalleled flexibility and cost savings for large email platform providers, such as Libero”, said Donald Dew, CP Chief Technology Officer. “The collaboration with Scality allows us to optimize these capabilities for platforms supporting tens of millions of email accounts and spanning petabytes of storage. Service providers can achieve immediate savings, while addressing competitive needs for large quotas, performance, high availability and cloud storage capabilities”, he added.

“With Libero, CP and Scality joined forces, changing the world of online messaging. As the leading email provider in Italy, we want to offer our users the very best solutions, in order to cement our leadership and keep our customers happy” said Gabriele Mirra, Marketing Director of Libero. “Storage and security are becoming very important issues for milions of customers all over the world. With this partnership, we are bringing our users the best performance on the market. And that’s what matters to us” he added.

Industry analysts project email and cloud storage demands to grow dramatically over the next several years, driven by the adoption of smart mobile devices.

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About Critical Path, Inc.

CP is a global leader in Messaging, Security, and Unified Communications. CP connects the world, delivering superior technology, solutions, service, and support to leading Enterprise and Service Provider partners worldwide. CP empowers partners with maximum choice, flexibility, and confidence by delivering world-class, scalable solutions via the cloud, software, and appliance. CP’s extensive portfolio of products, delivered as white-label services and applications, enables millions of people to communicate, connect, share, and organize while providing industry-leading safety and assurance. With offices around the globe, CP helps customers drive revenue, boost loyalty, streamline operations, and reduce costs. More information is available at http://www.cp.net.

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