Critical Path Joins Forces With EMC to Provide Messaging Solutions -

Critical Path Joins Forces With EMC to Provide Messaging Solutions

Critical Path has announced a global agreement with EMC to cooperatively market advanced messaging solutions to leading carriers and enterprises around the world. The companies will initially offer a preconfigured, integrated solution along with tools and methodologies to support easy migration from other messaging systems.

The advanced messaging solution will combine Critical Path's messaging and identity management technology with EMC's information storage systems and software. According to the companies, Storage management, replication, back-up and recovery software from EMC greatly enhance this offering by enabling customers to harness the value of their information and access it regardless of source or destination. As part of the cooperative agreement, Critical Path and EMC will work together to propose additional solutions that utilize each company's unique assets.

"Teaming with leaders in the telecommunications market helps EMC better understand our customer requirements," said Bill Nelson, EMC's senior vice president, telecommunications, media, and entertainment group. "We're working with Critical Path to combine its leading messaging software with our leading information storage systems and software into a solution that will provide customers with unprecedented performance."

According to Patricia Hume, senior vice president of partners and channels for Critical Path, "There are tremendous synergies between Critical Path and EMC, including a significant number of joint customers today. We view EMC as a very strategic partner whose technology is core to our business, and to our customers' businesses, and we look forward to working with EMC as we continue to enhance and extend the solutions we provide to global enterprises and carriers."

In addition to this agreement, Critical Path will enhance the information storage infrastructure of its hosted messaging business, which will reduce operating costs and improve service and efficiency.

"Critical Path and EMC have successfully partnered in the past to provide storage solutions for our hosted messaging business," said Laurie Priddy, executive vice president of operations and general manager, hosted messaging, Critical Path. "We're excited by the possibilities offered by EMC's leading business continuity functionality, which focuses on advanced management and replication as well as a reduction in operating costs."

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