Posts Tagged 'hosted solution'

Lotus Notes in the Clouds

It’s been around for at least 36 hours now, so you’re no strangers to the news, but still:

Using a hosting service, there is no need to purchase, house or supply energy to new hardware needed to run the software. Customers of Lotus Notes messaging software can instead focus their IT resources on other strategic business projects.

The solution includes servers, storage, monitoring, networks, security and 24 x 7 support.
Did I mention it starts from $8 per user, per month?

Key benefits are:

  • Fully managed, scalable enterprise e-mail application platform hosted at an IBM data center
  • 1 GB mailbox
  • Comprehensive service-level agreements for e-mail application and infrastructure (99.5% and 99.9% availability)
  • Support for the regulatory requirements of the government and various industries
  • Anti-spam and antivirus protection to support data privacy and security
  • Backup and restore

Announcement letter: IBM Lotus Notes Hosted Messaging
Press release: IBM extends Lotus Notes software to new markets with on-line hosted service
Ed Brill: Lotus Notes Hosted Messaging announced today IBM Lotus Notes Hosted Messaging
InformationWeek: IBM releases SaaS version of Lotus Notes Domino
InternetNews: IBM takes Notes in the clouds
eWeek: IBM SaaS version of Lotus Notes Domino goes on sale
PC World: IBM to roll out $8-per-month hosted Lotus
The Burton Group (Bill Pray): IBM announces Lotus Notes Hosted Messaging
Lotus Notes Hosted Messaging website at

IBM Lotus Notes/Domino – the SaaS version

It’s coming, soon. Lotus GM, Bob Picciano, announced earlier this week that a hosted version of Lotus Notes will be available, for $8-$18 per user, per month. I’ll elaborate more when possible.

Such an offering would make IBM’s traditionally on-premise collaboration applications, such as Lotus Sametime instant messaging and VOIP, a threat to Microsoft Exchange Online, not to mention a number of small, independent SAAS collaboration providers that want to cater to large customer bases.

and, IBM’s differentiation play (according to eWeek, not me):


Link: IBM to offer SaaS version of Lotus Notes – eWeek

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