Case Study: Scalix Enabled Carlson Rezidor to Meet the Challenge of Email and Calendaring Costs

Linux-based Scalix solution delivered user Outlook experience while saving over one-half million dollars in l icensing fees

About Carlson Rezidor

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the world's largest and most dynamic hotel companies. It has a fantastic portfolio of more than 1,340 hotels in operation and under development, a global footprint covering over 105 countries and territories and a powertful set of global brands: Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson Red, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By Carlson.

The challenge of managing messaging costs

Carlson Rezidor needed to save on email and calendaring costs for over 200 of their Radisson hotels, while still delivering the Outlook experience their over 12,000 users had come to expect. They also wanted to have a server for every hotel and still be able to centrally administer all servers from their headquarters location. In particular, they needed Outlook support and a web client with delegated rights, calendaring and a rules wizard.

The Scalix value proposition

Scalix offered a solid, Linux-based alternative to Microsoft Exchange for a one-time deployment cost, rather than a continuous stream of licenses and fees. Scalix has successfully migrated over 150 servers in the Rezidor environment from Exchange to Scalix across the globe.

The Results

Switching to Scalix enabled Carlson Rezidor to save over half a million dollars to date, since the Linux-based servers and Scalix per user fees were much less than Windows and Exchange licenses and Client Access Licenses (CALs). Best of all, the Scalix deployment was totally transparent to their users, who continued to enjoy reliable email and calendaring via their Outlook clients.

About Scalix

Scalix is the most field-proven Linux-based email, calendaring and messaging software that significantly expands the proven and successful HP OpenMail product on which it is based. Scalix delivers premier enterprise collaboration for standalone and hosting environments, reducing the cost and complexity of messaging and fostering freedom of choice with products based on open standards and open source. Scalix, Inc. is headquartered in New York, with international offices in London, Frankfurt, Mumbai, and Tokyo. For more information, please visit