Lync Migration Featured Article
October 31, 2015
Lync Migration Week in Review: BroadSoft, CloudRoute, Microsoft
By Paula Bernier
Executive Editor, TMC
Microsoft (News - Alert) continues to expand on its Skype for Business offerings, as discussed at ITEXPO earlier this month. At the same time, an array of the company’s ecosystem partners, among others, continue to expand on what’s possible with Skype for Business and other Microsoft business communications solutions.
For example, BroadSoft (News - Alert) recently announced that its BroadWorks system, BroadCloud, and UC-One systems are now compatible with Skype for Business. Speaking of BroadSoft, the company is now in beta with its UC-One Hub cloud solution, which offers a single interface and log-on through which business users can access its own UC capabilities as well as Concur, Gmail, Google (News - Alert) Calendar, and Google Drive, Redbooth, and Twitter applications.
Meanwhile, Unified Conferencing Technologies offers Unyfy, which brings popular online conferencing providers and solutions – like GoToMeeting, Skype for Business, WebEx, and Zoom – into a single interface, so business users have one place to go to access these applications. Unyfy also enables users to see their Exchange and/or Google calendars from a single view.
Also, CloudRoute – which specializes in delivering cloud applications, solutions, and services for small and medium businesses – has launched its Cloud Partner Program. It provides CloudRoute partners a CSP (News - Alert) Enablement Platform for automating and managing the system to order, enable, disable, and manage cloud services. The related CloudRoute Academy, meanwhile, offers channel partners access to reading materials, webinars, and predictive modeling calculators so they can learn more about CloudRoute solutions and how best to position them. Those solutions include Microsoft’s Azure, Dynamics CRM, Office 365 Business, Office 365 Enterprise, and more.
Of course, business customers are increasingly turning to the cloud for their business communications, and other services and capabilities. And that’s obviously driving up network traffic in a big way. Cisco’s (News - Alert) recently released Global Cloud Index illustrates just how big. According to the study, global cloud traffic, which was at 2.1 zettabytes last year, is poised to reach 8.6 zettabytes by the end of 2019.