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RackForce Partners With Mitel (MITL) To Deliver Cloud-Based Communications Solution

|Includes: Mitel Networks Corporation (MITL)

RackForce Networks, Canada's leading provider of VMware-based Hybrid Cloud and Hosting Services, will grow its highly dependable infrastructure and ICT services through a partnership with MitelĀ® to deliver cloud-based communications and collaboration services specifically designed to address the unique requirements of private business and public sector organizations operating in Canada. The new, Matel powered offering gives RackForce the ability to spread a wide range of communications to its own customer base via the cloud, as well as deliver a white label cloud solution to resellers and service providers to brand on market as their own product.

RackForce operates as the most expansive VMWare Service Provider Partner (VSPP) in Canada and has begun working with several resellers to white label the communications solution. The RackForce Mitel cloud-based communications service is available September 1, 2013.

RackForce provides secure hybrid cloud services, or Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), through the utilization of strategically located data centers across Canada and a resilient high capacity 10 Gbps private IP network. The partnership with Mitel enables RackForce to offer enterprise-class, cloud-based unified communications services to Canadian business across a broad spectrum of sizes, ranging from 25 to 65,000 or more employees.

"We researched a number of unified communications products before we selected Mitel's MiCollab and MiVoice Business platforms, fully leveraging the virtualization advantages for cloud solutions. No other product compares in feature set or is so ideally suited to our massively scalable VMware cloud infrastructure. MiCollab and MiVoice Business support up to 250 end users on a single VMware vApp, plus the solution will allow us to host large enterprise companies that have 65,000 or more end users with no change in the management systems or software code. That is a great value proposition for growing companies or public sector organizations that need advanced communication capabilities and the ability to grow or shrink communication services on demand," said Tim Dufour, President and CEO, RackForce Networks.

Mitel and VMWare were the pioneers of cloud-based unified communications and the first companies to supply real-time applications in a virtual environment. Therefore, cloud-enabled partners such as RackForce can take full advantage of Mitel's mature MiCloud solution and its flexible path to the cloud with private, public and hybrid options.

"RackForce is poised to greatly accelerate cloud-based communications and collaboration services in Canada both through an offering to its own customer base and by leveraging its data center resources to help other service providers deliver their own white-labeled solution. Powered by Mitel, these services can drive innovation, create new efficiencies and boost productivity," said Ron Wellard, EVP and GM, Mitel Communications Solutions.

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