What Makes Mitel’s Cloud Communications Strategy Unique?
Whether it is for in-house use or service provision, the benefits of the cloud are the same – economies of scale, greater productivity and easier access to ongoing technology advances.
What Makes Mitel’s Cloud Communications Strategy unique? In a word: flexibility.
Mitel recognizes the cloud is not a one-size fits all proposition for our customers. That is why we deliver cloud-ready software that can be deployed using private, public, and hybrid cloud architectures. Most unified communications needs generally include traditional premises deployment and the cloud, so giving our customers the flexibility to move from one model to another as their business needs change. We think giving our customers that flexibility is what sets us apart.
Each cloud model has its own strengths, so being familiar with the characteristics of each model is important when working with Mitel to shape the right cloud strategy for your organization. Here are some of their characteristics in a nutshell:
- Mitel’s public cloud deployment combines unified communications with user and company administrator web management tools. This model is ideal for organizations that want the most popular business calling features in a fully supported and managed environment. For organizations new to virtualization and/or cloud-based communications, this model may be the best fit as it can be deployed quickly at a low cost.
- Private cloud deployments provide scalability for large organizations along with the capability to integrate Mitel applications natively into a VMware virtualized environment. This is a portable, application rich, highly customizable environment that offers the greatest amount of flexibility and control. Private Cloud is an ideal model for organizations with sophisticated voice and data needs that do not wish to maintain their own data center.
- For organizations managing multiple technology and/or voice networks and need a structured and convenient way to move towards a single solution, the hybrid cloud model may be the best fit. Because Mitel uses the same single software stream in the cloud or on the premises with the same user licenses and unified communications applications, it is relatively simple to create hybrid networks to support blended networks. For instance, using hybrid deployment for disaster recovery and business continuity options, you can unify communications across a premises based corporate location to cloud based satellite offices. A hybrid cloud model offers an affordable way to balance infrastructure flexibility while still delivering the same high-performance, UCC-optimized environment.
Of course, building a successful cloud strategy goes beyond having the right cloud model. To be successful you need the right expertise in place to meet your requirements. If you choose to work with Mitel for your cloud communication needs, you will benefit from our unparalleled knowledge of leading edge cloud technologies and future trends.
If you would like to learn more about Mitel’s cloud communications, we will be demonstrating the full range of our cloud capabilities at Cloud Connect in Santa Clara, California this week (Booth #503). We hope you will join us at the event to see how Mitel can provide the bridge to the cloud for your organization.