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IBM Launches Direct Link Cloud Service on SoftLayer

Posted by The UC Buyer on Jun 10, 2014

Dallas, TX - 10 Jun 2014:  SoftLayer, an IBM (NYSE: IBM) Company, today unveiled Direct Link, a new service that allows customers to establish a dedicated network connection from their own IT infrastructure to the SoftLayer private network and cloud services. With faster and more consistent network performance, and higher data security, Direct Link brings customers new opportunities for creating hybrid-computing solutions that merge private infrastructure with the SoftLayer platform.

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Esna iLink Pro with Officelinx™ Cloudlink Edition and Esna iLink™ Now Rated "Avaya Compliant"

Posted by The UC Buyer on Jun 9, 2014

RICHMOND HILL, ON, Canada—Esna Technologies (Esna), a leader in cloud-enabled communication and collaboration software, today announced that its Esna iLink Pro 9.1 with Officelinx Cloudlink Edition 9.1 SP 1 and Esna iLink are compliant with key collaboration solutions from Avaya, a global provider of business collaboration and communication software and services.

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cloud, Contact Center

Hybrid cloud deployments become larger factor in UCaaS growth, says Synergy Research

Posted by The UC Buyer on Jun 6, 2014

June 6, 2014 Public cloud deployments may still be the dominant method of Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) deployments, but hybrid clouds represent the fastest growing segment.

UCaaS growthHybrid cloud may have only accounted for only 14 percent of total UCaaS subscribers as of the end of the first quarter of 2014, but according to Synergy Research, hybrid deployments rose 46 percent over the past year.

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8x8 takes top spot in UC market, says Infonetics

Posted by The UC Buyer on May 13, 2014

8X8, a competitive VoIP and cloud services provider, has taken the top spot on the Infonetics Research top hosted unified communications scorecard, beating out West IP Communications, Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) and Verizon (NYSE: VZ).

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Voice, cloud


Posted by The UC Buyer on Apr 30, 2014

April 30, 2014 — RightScale® Inc., a demonstrated leader in enterprise cloud portfolio management, today announced the general availability of the RightScale Cloud Appliance for vSphere, which enables organizations to give developers fast, self-service access to VMware vSphere® resources and create portable workloads across vSphere, Amazon Web Services (AWS)™, Google Compute Engine™, Microsoft Azure™, OpenStack™, and other clouds.

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Technology, cloud

Sonus Software Session Border Controller Showcased as Fully Featured Network Functions Virtualization Application

Posted by The UC Buyer on Feb 13, 2014

Sonus SBC SWe Demonstrates Accelerated Delivery of Unified Communications through the Service Provider Cloud with HP at Mobile World Congress 2014 

:Sonus collaboration with HP highlights how service provider delivery of Cloud-based Unified Communications (UC) and Rich Communication Services (RCS) can be accelerated through virtualization.

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Technology, cloud, collaboration

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