Yesterday at Interop® 2012, Mitel, a leading provider of Unified Communications and Collaboration software solutions, announced their new approach for deploying Unified Communications-as-a-Service, AnyWare Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). AnyWareIaaS spreads Mitel's FreedomArchitecture to provide IT organizations with the option of hosting Mitel's virtualized UCC software in a virtual private datacenter delivered by MitelNetSolutions, the service provider division of Mitel.
"UCC is mission-critical for us, but we also don't want to use our limited data center resources on it if we don't have to," said Jamie Vandermeuse, director of Operations at M2 Logistics Inc. "We evaluated other cloud-based UCC services, but they don't have the rich feature set and flexibility we required. What we really needed was a way to connect our offices and customers in a unique and meaningful way without losing the options and features that a premise-based model would offer. The MitelAnyWareIaaS cloud based-service offers us all this and more."
AnywareIaaS is directed towards IT organizations seeking to upgrade their services with virtualized voice, unified communications and collaboration without spending the funds required to implement these applications in their own datacenter. The AnyWareIaaS system can be deployed as a private or hybrid cloud model, depending on which version streamlines operations and reduces overall infrastructure costs the most. The flexibility provided by AnyWareIaaS enables IT departments to offload in-house resources to concentrate on the strategic initiatives critical to their core business, but without sacrificing performance in collaboration and communication.
"Until now, companies interested in deploying real-time communication technologies like voice or video had to invest in new infrastructure to support the Quality of Service required for enterprise collaboration," said Jon Brinton, president of MitelNetSolutions. "MitelAnyWareIaaS provides a sophisticated, SAS70-certified virtual Private Data Center with the resources to support the deployment of Mitel's comprehensive UC applications, including truly virtualized voice - the same functionality and integration as if IT purchased and deployed these applications in their own data center - but via a cloud delivery model."
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