Unified communications software provider CommuniGate announced this week that it has released the latest version of its open-source cPanel adaptor kit for its CommuniGate Pro unified communications platform, enabling hosting providers to run the platform on virtualized servers.
The update to the adaptor kit comes just a few days after the release of version 6 of the CommuniGate Pro platform itself, which included a set of new security features, support for some new third-party platforms and a new version of the platform’s Pronto! client software, in iOS, Android and HTML 5 versions.
in the press release announcing the new version of the adaptor kit, CommuniGate says the software’s stability has made it possible for hosting providers delivering the platform via virtual servers to use server hardware far more efficiently, especially in situations where they were previously communications services from dedicated hardware. These efficiencies can have a significant bottom-line impact at a larger operational scale.
“”We run 1000s of servers for our customers, so it is crucial that the technology we use is efficient and totally reliable”, says Borislav Borislavov, chief technical officer of hosting provider ICN.BG, quoted in the press release. “With this technology we have been able to more than double our capacity and are now handling much more traffic with the same infrastructure. For example, we moved one customer from an unstable 4GB Zimbra server to a 512MB virtual machine which is rock-solid thanks to CommuniGate Pro’s unbelievable stability.”
CommuniGate originally launched the cPanel adaptor kit in September of 2012, saying at the time that it would help hosting providers to compete in the cloud services market, enabling them to provide an “enterprise grade” service at a price that is affordable to small business customers.
The “unified communications” umbrella covers some of the core services hosting providers tend to build out around their basic hosting service, with email, in particular, being the internally-managed IT service that most customers first move to the cloud.
Talk back: Are you a cPanel hosting provider, or a CommuniGate Pro user? Have you deployed or considered deploying CommuniGate since the launch of the cPanel adaptor for VPS environments? Do you provide unified communications type services to customers? Let us know in the comments.