Hosted Unified Communication (UC) is already a $4B market. Why is that? Probably because nearly a third of all enterprises say they don’t have the expertise to deploy UC in-house. So these organizations are increasingly turning to the cloud to purchase UC as-a-service. As a result, a wide range of service providers and hosters can deliver a hosted voice/video/conferencing service based on a variety of UC solutions.
This week at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto, Brocade is partnering with Microsoft to demonstrate the new Hosted Lync Reference Architecture which has been deployed around the world on a Brocade network. Brocade’s networking solution was chosen for the reference architecture because as a company focused on networking, it is our mission to make sure that all UC solutions work easily and reliably. The great thing about Microsoft UC is it doesn’t pressure you to buy a network from your UC vendor. Like all of the best UC solutions, Microsoft’s open, best-of-breed approach means the customer can choose the UC solutions and the network that is best for them.
Network performance and reliability are critical to delivering SLA’s for hosted applications. Down time is not an option. Given that 90% of the Global 1000 already rely on Brocade networks in their data centers, it is understandable that Brocade is a top contender as the network of choice to run a Hosted Microsoft application environment. That’s because Brocade knows how to deliver scalable, mission-critical solutions.
Read how one service provider recently rolled out Hosted Lync on a Brocade network using the Hosted Lync Reference Architecture with spectacular business results: increasing subscriber capacity by 20x and cutting deployment time in half for new POPs.
Intrigued? Come see Brocade at WPC booth #655 and we’ll show you how it’s done!