IP-Converge Introduces Google Message Continuity

IP Converge Data Center Inc. through its partnership with Google, now offers local enterprises protection from email outages and productivity disruptions.

Online PR News – 03-July-2011 – – IP Converge Data Center Inc. (PSE: CLOUD), the country’s first and only publicly listed Internet Data Center and Cloud Services Provider, through its partnership with technology giant, Google, now offers local enterprises protection from email outages and productivity disruptions. Google Message Continuity is now available through IP-Converge as part of its roster of Google Enterprise products.

Google Message Continuity (GMC), powered by Postini and Google Apps for Business, is a cloud-based email continuity and disaster recovery solution for Microsoft Exchange. With the importance of email communications in today’s environment, it has become the lifeline of many organizations. Losing email access and capabilities can cripple an organization’s operations; this can be caused by natural disasters, server migration, data corruption or human error. With GMC, Gmail serves as an alternate, synchronized email system, increasing email availability for an organization and helping users stay connected in the event of a disaster or outage. Users’ Exchange inboxes are constantly synchronized by GMC in the Gmail environment, giving them full access to their email anytime, even during Exchange server outages. GMC also protects users from spam, viruses and other external threats with built in message security features and enforces fully-customizable email policies.

“We’re very excited to introduce Google Message Continuity to the Philippine market, it’s an incredibly useful tool for any organization that relies heavily on email for their operations. It’s something that is very easy to understand and is easy to deploy, there’s no need for any hardware or software to be installed onto the users’ premises, and administration is done through a web-based interface”, says Herns Hermida, IP-Converge Vice President for Emerging Solutions. “GMC filters all incoming messages, checks for spam, viruses & the like, and are then delivered to both the Exchange and Gmail inboxes. Any changes made in either inbox - incoming and outgoing messages, messages read, flagged, etc. - are constantly synced with one another,” adds Hermida.

Google Message Continuity is one of the key products in the Google Enterprise suite which provides productivity solutions for businesses and organizations. Also included in the suite are Google Apps for Business, Google Earth & Maps, Google Search Appliance and Google Message Discovery.

IP-Converge is a Google Enterprise Partner in the Philippines and has received training for support and deployment services from Google, as well as access to APIs for integrating Google Apps into customers' business operations.