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Ixonos marries eZ Systems’ world-leading content management solution with its own Red Hat certified cloud

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Ixonos marrieseZ Systems’ world-leading content management solution with its own Red Hat certified cloud


Ixonos, a creative mobile solutions company and Finnish cloud solution provider, has made a deal with Norwegian web content management (WCM) and customer experience management (CXM) provider eZ Systems to build a flexible and reliable cloud solution. The Ixonos-enabled eZ Publish Cloudhelps turn eZ’s award-winning open source web content management platform eZ Publish into a customised cloud edition.


Ixonos launched an open and secure enterprise cloud solution called Ixonos Elastic Cloud™ in May 2011. It is the first Red Hat certified cloud in the Nordic countries, which means it is particularly well suited for the numerous enterprise customers already running their applications in Red Hat Linux environments. “At Ixonos, we are focused on providing continuous innovation in the development of our cloud resources, which are based in our own state-of-the-art data centres”, says Janne Luntta, head of Cloud & Hosting Services at Ixonos.


Forming the basis of eZ Publish Cloud, Ixonos Elastic Cloud allows eZ customers to benefit from guaranteed platform stability as well as a high degree of service and support. Ixonos offers seamless migration from on-premise data centres to the cloud as well as service levels and cloud resources that can be easily adjusted to customer needs. By pre-packaging five different levels of cloud services, eZ allows its Publish Cloudcustomers to enjoy hassle-free service instead of each of them having to configure resource capacity and hosting separately, tasks which are often time-consuming and arduous. 


eZ customers also get a chance to enjoy various customisable cloud products Ixonos has developed in-house: the white-label boutique app-store platformIxonos Experience Store™ and the City Online™ municipal e-government services will be made available also via the eZ Market. “The new deal with eZ Systems, a world-leading provider of open source content management solutions,means we can now offer our own cloud customers a hefty, globally capable web content management platform developed by the number one open source WCM provider,” says Teppo Kuisma, head of Online Solutions at Ixonos. “I trust this will attract Internet service vendors and various other companies who wish to build their business models in the cloud,” he adds.


Gabriele Viebach,Group CEO at eZ Systems,comments on the collaboration with Ixonos: “We are glad to have gained as service-oriented a partner as Ixonos. They have many years of experience in the areas of cloud and hosting services and software development. Together, we are able to offer our customers a high degree of service and support.”


Ixonos believes that building business on top of the cloud is a great opportunity for companies operating in accordance with open source business models as well as for any customer developing new services for global or domestic markets with tight time-to-market demands. Ixonos offers to manage troublesome hosting issues flexibly, reliably and cost-efficiently, enabling customer companies to concentrate on running their core business, developing their services and serving their own customers better.


For more information, please contact:


·          Teppo Kuisma, head of Online Solutions, Ixonos, tel. +358 50 581 4075, teppo.kuisma@ixonos.com

·          Janne Luntta, head of Cloud & Hosting Services, Ixonos, tel. +358 40 591 3517, janne.luntta@ixonos.com



·          Ixonos’ website&Ixonos Elastic Cloud, follow Ixonos on Twitter and YouTube

·          eZ Systems’ website

·          Red Hat’s website



About Ixonos:Ixonos is a creative mobile solutions company. We develop wireless technologies, software and solutions for connected devices and mobile services. Together with our corporate customers, we design products and services that let consumers enjoy inspiring mobile experiences. We enhance the competitiveness of our customer companies by enabling superior user experiences as well as faster time-to-market for their devices and services. We have offices in Finland, China, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Great Britain, Slovakia, South Korea and the U.S. Ixonos Plc is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. In 2010, the company’s turnover was 84.9 million euros and its operating profit was 5.3 million euros.


About eZ Systems:Founded in 1999, eZ Systems is the creator of eZ Publish, the award winning Open Source Web Content Management Platform, run by more than 250,000 installations in over 160 countries. eZ empowers digital business with a platform that not only enables organizations to manage content across multiple sites in many languages but also ensures that the information is delivered regardless of the channel. The result – right content, right time, right experience. The core element of the product is based on the open source paradigm enriched by enterprise services and completed by the eZmarket offerings, resulting into enterprise grade subscription offerings with high-quality assurance, software maintenance and support services.


eZ Systems is trusted by well-known brands worldwide across a wide range of industries. Its customers include: CNBC, T-Mobile, France Telecom, Orange, BPCE, Clearchannel, Random House, EMI Music, Lagardère Active, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal Asia, UBM, Oslo Stock Exchange, HarvardUniversity and MIT, United States Navy and French Ministry of Defense.



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