Interoute partners with SIPCOM to deliver Microsoft hosted Lync Server 2010 to Europe
Organisations can now move their global inbound and outbound communications onto one platform
London on 13 December 2011
Interoute, owner operator of Europe’s largest cloud services platform, today announced its strategic partnership with service provider, SIPCOM, to deliver Microsoft® Lync™ Server 2010 to organisations across Europe. Interoute is placing SIPCOM’s unified communication platform in its pan-European cloud, enabling organisations to connect employees in new ways, regardless of physical location.
By turning to SIPCOM and Interoute for their unified communications needs, organisations can move their global inbound and outbound VoIP communication to a single interface, without having to overcome the complexity of combining multiple software architectures, or embarking on expensive migration projects. Moreover, additional capabilities of the new Microsoft end user license agreement, as a result of License Mobility through Software Assurance, makes it easier for organisations to switch to a hosted cloud environment without additional costs
At the same time, SIPCOM’s shared Interoute hosted environment enables organisations to buy Microsoft Lync on a per-user basis for increased business flexibility and improved return on investment. By obtaining bundled offerings in this way, organisations can benefit from Interoute’s full portfolio of unified connectivity, communications and computing products.
Daniel Allen CEO of SIPCOM, said: “We’re excited to announce our partnership with Interoute. The reach of its pan-European hosting platform means that we can offer our communications packages to a wider audience than ever before and its expertise in SIP Trunking complements our Lync 2010 offering perfectly.”
Andrew Lund, EMEA Director, B2B Channels, Hosting and Partner Cloud, Microsoft, added: “Microsoft continues to lead the charge in the huge opportunity that is hosted unified communications. Unified communications combines the power of Lync 2010 with the best partner ecosystems and we believe that Interoute, through its key pan EMEA network and cloud platform, can deliver a best in class end user experience to its business customers. Combining all these elements, Interoute will deliver full unified communications and Enterprise Voice, enabled by SIPCOM, as a service to its enterprise markets.”
Matthew Finnie, CTO of Interoute, comments: “There is a real need to provide organisations with full unified communications services that help them meet changing business communication needs. By partnering with SIPCOM, we’re making it easier than ever for organisations across Europe to improve their communications.”
Microsoft’s certification of Interoute One means Interoute’s customers can benefit from full Microsoft support, a strong competitive advantage for Interoute as any business running SIP trunking without certification forgoes Microsoft support.
In October this year, Interoute was named Unified Communications European Service Provider of the Year in the 2011 Frost & Sullivan European ICT Awards. It was singled out for leading the way in making enterprise services available from within the cloud.
Interoute Communications Ltd is the owner operator of Europe’s largest cloud services platform, which encompasses over 60,000 km of lit fibre, 8 hosting data centres and 32 collocation centres, with connections to 140 additional third-party data centres across Europe. Its full-service Unified ICT platform serves international enterprises, as well as every major European telecommunications incumbent and the major operators of North America, East and South Asia, governments and universities. These organisations find Interoute the ideal partner for computing, connectivity and communications and developing new services. Its Unified ICT strategy has proved attractive to enterprises looking for a scalable, secure and unconstrained platform on which they can build their voice, video, computing and data services, as well as service providers in need of high capacity international data transit and infrastructure. With established operations throughout mainland Europe, North America and Dubai, Interoute also owns and operates dense city networks throughout Europe’s major business centres. www.interoute.com
SIPCOM provides partners with access to our Global Services Network: a next generation resource that combines hosted software and communications delivered via a carrier class network and infrastructure platform. All services are underpinned by strategically located Data Centers around the world.
The SIPCOM network integrates with your voice network. By building in the flexibility to implement voice and data into our Global Service Network (GSN), our partners continue to leverage their existing voice and data networks. SIPCOM provide the benefits of a scalable; zero CAPex, unified approach to our partner requirements. We work with mobile and fixed telecom operators, system integrators and resellers of all sizes. SIPCOM enable them to deliver leading edge applications to their customers in every sector around the world.
SIPCOM’s GSN is the convergence of multiple communication methods over a resilient IP network, delivered over 4 continents, with services that can reach over 6,000 cities spanning 50 countries. We provide partners with hosted applications that include Lync 2010 with enterprise voice, and full third party integration to legacy hardware and software. Other hosted applications include Exchange and SharePoint 2010. The GSN also provides native video integration and cross platform federation. These services, combined with our fixed to mobile convergence applications, including SMS to IM for BlackBerry, Android and iPhone, ensure that SIPCOM’s GSN will continue to enable the right person to be contacted at the right time with the most appropriate tool, wherever they are –fulfilling the most important aspect of any business – seamless communication. www.sipcom.com