Channel News Briefs: Week of Sept. 7By Gina Roos | Print
This week's briefs include Westcon Group's acquisition of Verecloud, ANPI's new customer lifecycle platform and expanded partner network, and more news.
Atlas, Genband Develop Cloud-Based Enterprise Communications
Atlas Communications Technology and Genband formed an alliance to develop multimedia, cloud-based, real-time communications solutions for large enterprises, including banks, brokerages, hedge funds and exchanges in the United States. Atlas, a member of Genband's Partner Advantage Program, is a cloud solutions, systems integration and managed services company with expertise in voice, data and video productivity applications and networks.
Genband's secure multimedia communications cloud services enable Atlas to offer higher quality, cost-efficient HD voice, video, multimedia messaging, mobility, conferencing, Web collaboration, desktop clients and mobility technology to its enterprise and SMB customers, said Atlas. The company will market its own branded solutions, integrating Genband's session management software and applications development platforms.
Acano, Collaboration Squared Unveil Ubiety Cloud Service
Acano announced that partner Collaboration Squared will offer its audio/video/Web collaboration platform as a cloud offering. With the new cloud service, called Ubiety, service providers and resellers can ramp up an audio, video and Web cloud service offering quickly, said Acano. Ubiety allows service providers to integrate Microsoft Lync and traditional video conferencing systems from Polycom and Cisco.
Virtual meeting rooms—coSpaces—are accessible from any device—including PCs, tablets, smartphones, Lync and Jabber clients, and traditional video conferencing systems. Hybrid on-premises with a cloud option is available for enterprise customers. Pricing for the Ubiety service is based on the number of hosts, on a month-to-month contract basis.
Sonian Partners With Colt
Sonian, an early innovator in cloud-based archiving, continues the expansion of its global reseller network with the addition of Colt, a provider of integrated computing and network services. Under the reseller agreement, Colt will leverage its network of channel partners to offer Sonian's data preservation and presentation platforms to its customers throughout Europe. Based on fixed monthly per mailbox costs, cloud archiving is gaining popularity among both small and midsize companies with few IT resources, as well as large global enterprises that are looking to secure their communications and limit liability and loss of intellectual property, according to Sonian.
MobiTV, Brightstar Team on White-Label Multiscreen Service
Brightstar, a specialized wireless distributor, and MobiTV, a global provider in enabling delivery of live and on-demand multiscreen TV services, formed a partnership to help operators expand their services with the white-labeled MobiTV Connect HDMI dongle. The partnership will provide operators with turnkey distribution of the white-label offering.
Brightstar said it will leverage its global reach in providing wireless solutions to streamline the deployment of the white-label, multiscreen service, delivering a complete product for operators with supply chain distribution, retail placement, fulfillment and end-user customer care.