Wholesale Electric Plugs into Ceryx for Reliable Email and Messaging

    TORONTO, July 3 /CNW/ - Ceryx, the leading provider of secure and
reliable hosted and managed Microsoft(R) Exchange, email messaging and
collaboration software, today announced that Wholesale Electric, a worldwide
leader in the electrical distribution industry, has selected the Ceryx hosted
messaging solution for its 300 employees located in offices throughout the
    With the head office of Wholesale Electric located right in "Hurricane
Alley," the threat of a natural disaster destroying communications
infrastructure was a driving influence in moving to the Ceryx hosted solution.
    "A primary concern of ours, especially since the devastating Hurricanes
in 2005, has been to protect messaging and ensure reliability during times of
disaster. Since some of our busiest times are immediately after natural
disasters - when people are trying to repair damage and restore electricity -
any type of outage is simply unacceptable," said Bill Fife, Wholesale
Electric's Director of Technology.
    Ceryx, with its high-availability hosted messaging service, was able to
deliver the reliable service Wholesale Electric was looking for and meet their
more advanced messaging needs, providing not just e-mail service but also
Mobility Services, Windows SharePoint Services as well as advanced SPAM and
Anti-Virus protection.
    "As a Microsoft hosting partner, we can deliver incredible value in
today's market," says Gus Harsfai, president and CEO of Ceryx Inc. "Our
partner licensing model allows us to create unique plans that fit the profile
of an organization and work to blend costs down. At the same time we can
develop solutions - like our proprietary Anti-Virus and SPAM filtering tools -
that builds on top of, and enhances the Microsoft Exchange solution."
    Once the decision to move to Ceryx was made, the migration from their
existing email system to Ceryx was painless.
    Ceryx was able to tailor a "rolling" migration which allowed for a
user-by-user transfer from an existing POP3 system, with no interruption in
overall messaging. And migrating to Ceryx's proprietary Customer Centre
administration portal was just as smooth. "As for the IT personnel, it was a
quick, five-minute introduction and training session before they were
comfortable using Ceryx's Customer Centre for overall administration," Fife
    Fife says Ceryx's Hosted Exchange solution has dramatically increased
Wholesale Electric's communications efficiency, allowing them to concentrate
on its core business and not worry about mission-critical messaging.

    For more information about Ceryx: www.ceryx.com

    For more information about Wholesale Electric: www.wholesaleelectric.com

For further information:

For further information: Gus Harsfai, Ceryx Inc., gus.harsfai@ceryx.com,
(416) 482-9659 ext. 101

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