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e20 Authors: Elizabeth White, Lisa Calkins, Liz McMillan, Flint Brenton, XebiaLabs Blog

Related Topics: Cloud Computing, Cloud Computing for SMBs, Enterprise 2.0

e20: Press Release

Bitrix Brings Enterprise 2.0 to the Cloud

Delivers enterprise 2.0 best practices to small businesses through service providers

Bitrix, Inc has announced the release of Bitrix Intranet Portal / Cloud Edition - a specially-designed version of its Enterprise 2.0 software suitable for cloud deployment and rent-a-portal distribution model. This initiative enables service providers to reinforce their service portfolio and maximize profits while customers can save up to 80% of intranet implementation costs.

"The cloud is a challenging distribution channel for Enterprise 2.0 solutions. Service providers are constantly looking for new ways of increasing revenues, while their customers are searching for tools to create effective internal workspaces while streamlining financial, personnel, and hardware resources. The new edition of our flagship product is a perfect fit for both sides," said Dmitry Valyanov, President of Bitrix, Inc.

Bitrix Intranet Portal / Cloud Edition is a ready-to-go solution for small organizations with up to 50 users that prefer installation of the product on a service provider's premises. It allows customers to avoid the vast majority of costs associated with additional software and hardware acquisition, product installation, and maintenance, making it ideal for even the least IT-savvy clients. In fact, customers only pay for the actual number of users and actual software usage. Finally, the Cloud edition minimizes concurrent risks of system downtime, data breach and data loss, as these issues are managed by the service provider.

On the flip-side of the technology solution, this distribution of Bitrix Intranet Portal enables service providers to increase average revenue per user, creates a new source of recurring profits without increasing overhead, builds customer loyalty and attracts new customers to the core business. Selling Bitrix solutions lets service providers diversify business, widen their product portfolios and improve competitiveness by offering new, high-demand products.

Bitrix supports its commitment to this initiative by refusing to compete with partnering service providers - the company adheres to a strict policy of not offering the product directly.

A distinctive feature of Bitrix Intranet Portal / Cloud Edition is cross-cloud support of all major virtualization platforms including VMware, Xen, OpenVZ, Virtuozzo and Hyper-V. Service providers simply create a dedicated VPS for a new customer and launch a specially crafted RPM-distribution kit, which contains all the necessary software and an installation script. Most importantly, the service providers need not configure the products each time a new VPS is initiated - the RPM-distribution contains pre-installed optimized settings. Coupled with integrated backup feature, this deployment option provides customers an unparalleled level of solution availability and data loss prevention.

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