Organizations large and small are all talking about shifting their application and data to the cloud. While cloud-based architectures offer many opportunities, it is important to note what you want to achieve by moving to the cloud. One of the challenges organizations are facing is the integration of a mobile and application-driven workforce into the company’s network. Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies with smartphones, tablets and other mobile computing devices have to communicate seamlessly without security and compatibility issues.
As a global networking and communications technology, products and services provider, Alcatel-Lucent (News - Alert) has introduced OpenTouch Suite for Cloud designed to help enterprises move to the cloud with a business model that is cost effective, while addressing the communications services of a mobile workforce.
The new platform is designed to provide solutions to different segments by addressing the specific needs that each customer demands. OpenTouch Enterprise Cloud Solution is available as Enterprise Cloud, Office Cloud and Personal Cloud for service providers, system integrators and channels so they can offer Unified Communication- as- a- Service (UCaaS). This platform gives employees the ability to integrate multiple communication solutions with an efficient collaboration experience that can be accessed from the cloud.
OpenTouch Suite for Cloud is based on the award-winning OpenTouch architecture designed for mid-to-large enterprises and SMB’s. This software suite is hardware agnostic and fully virtualized so organizations can adopt and deploy this platform with ease. It gives the customer the choice of deploying it all in the cloud or as an overlay to existing infrastructure with minimal disruption to existing operations.
“Introducing the OpenTouch Enterprise Cloud solution opens new opportunities for enterprises and our partners to embrace UCaaS no matter the size of their business. This new offer is based on OpenTouch, a next generation and polymorphic architecture, which offers the same technology deployed on the premise, in the cloud or a combination of both. We see the level of excitement already generated with our partners and are working to further expansions in other markets as we speak,” said Michel Emelianoff, president, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise.
OpenTcouch provides value for enterprises and end-customers by always staying connected to the world, providing extreme survivability and a greener footprint. Service providers, system integrators and business partners will see Increases Average Revenue per User (ARPU); reduction of churn rate, integration costs and operation costs.
Edited by Brooke Neuman