Media Temple Launches Google Apps for Work

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Media Temple has partnered with Google to offer Google Apps for Work to its customers, the company announced Wednesday. Through the partnership, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google Docs, and Google Hangouts will be fully integrated with Media Temple’s premium web hosting and cloud services, and supported by its 24/7 phone and chat support.

Google Apps for Work at Media Temple starts at $5 per month or $50 for a year, including 30GB of storage across Google Drive and Gmail. The tool set is integrated with the Account Center admin panel, and the purchase and on-boarding experience are hosting-integrated.

Demand for the popular apps from Media Temple’s customer base of designers and developers drove the partnership, said Media Temple VP of Product Brian Kuhn.

“Our customers have been asking for Gmail for a while. With the whole Google Apps for Work suite seamlessly baked into Media Temple’s Account Center, we are bringing anytime, anywhere access to their email and documents on Google Drive, among other benefits,” said Kuhn. “With more reliable online tools to streamline productivity, customers will have more time to focus on running their business.”

Media Temple also offers mail migration and auto configuration services to help enterprise customers transition quickly to Google Apps.

Rackspace launched managed Google Apps for Work in October, as Google’s popular consumer tools like Gmail continue to cross over into the enterprise market. Dropbox hopes to make a similar cross over, and the appeal of third-party app flexibility to enterprise customers also motivated Dropbox to launch a new API for business apps Wednesday.

Cost and agility are driving increasing popularity of SaaS for mission critical apps, according to a November report from Gartner.

Among several service updates this year, Media Temple re-launched its upgraded VPS and dedicated server hosting solutions in November.

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  1. Interesting. I might consider using Google Apps again if it gets backed into the mt account center. I stopped using it because I wanted to be able to manage my email and web hosting from the same place, so I switched from Google Apps gmail to mt email hosting. Thanks for sharing the news!