New Orleans, Louisiana – (The Hosting News) – July 23, 2009 – Collaborative infrastructure and web hosting application firm, Ensim Corporation, along with the BroadSoft firm, have embarked upon a collaborative demonstration of a new unified communications (UC) solution based on Ensim’s Unify provisioning platform.
David J. Wippich, president and CEO of Ensim Corporation explained, â€œCreating a comprehensive hosted UC solution presents a unique set of challenges due to the complexity of integrating multiple applications from multiple vendors in a unified and turnkey manner. Ensim Unify enables service providers to quickly, easily and inexpensively launch and manage a hosted UC offering that combines state-of-the-art, self-management capabilities with unrivaled flexibility.â€
The new solution, designed for automating the creation, activation and configuration of hosted IP, SaaS and application services, has been successfully deployed by Outsourcery Limited (formerly Genesis Communications Limited), a U.K.-based provider of UC and hosted IT solutions, will be demonstrated at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2009 in New Orleans.
Based on Ensimâ€™s latest release of Ensim Unify Service Provider Edition, 4.7.0, the production-ready system features support for BroadSoftâ€™s BroadWorks VoIP application platform, the Microsoft Solution for Hosted Messaging and Collaboration (HMC) 4.5, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 to provide a robust solution for service providers looking to deliver a complete â€œUnified Communications Solution as a serviceâ€ offering to small and medium-sized enterprises.
Piers Linney, director of Outsourcery added, â€œThis combined effort provides Outsourcery with the ability to revolutionize the way start-ups and SMBs consume and pay for all their communications and IT needs. By offering a complete hosted UC solution on a per user, per month basis, SMBs gain access to enterprise-level solutions without the need for expensive hardware or onerous maintenance contracts.â€
The companies will host a demonstration of the UC solution during the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, July 13-16. The demo includes the following features:
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Ensim Unify BroadWorks Manager â€“ gives service providers enhanced capabilities to automate provisioning and integrate with their existing Operational Support System (OSS) to rapidly introduce, deliver, and manage VoIP services.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Ensim Unify Exchange Manager â€“ allows service providers and resellers to flexibly combine Exchange Server 2007 functions into a full range of custom service plans.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Ensim Unify OCS (R2) Manager â€“ a complete, role-based access management solution that can be deployed just for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 or across the entire unified communications infrastructure; enables self-service for management of features like group chat lists.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Complete UC functionality â€” integrated business telephony, video telephony, collaboration, call centers, mobile/wireless integration, and CEPBP/enterprise application integration for key business tools like CRM and ERP.
John Zanni, general manager of Worldwide Software Plus Services in the communications sector at Microsoft Corp. offered, â€œThe global unified communications market is growing to be a $6 billion market opportunity for service providers. The ability for industry partners such as Ensim to provide a complete UC solution offers a real-time experience for end users by integrating telephony and desktop applications without carrying costs of IT equipment and support.â€
David Bukovsky, vice president of products, BroadSoft noted, â€œUnified Communications is incredibly powerful, but often its cost and complexity has made it accessible only to large enterprises. This has been a major impetus behind the growing demand for â€˜UC as a Serviceâ€™â€“ UC provided â€˜in the cloudâ€™ by service providers. This collaborative solution not only gives service providers the capability to fulfill a market demand, but it does so in a way that allows them to rapidly and cost effectively scale and grow their business.â€Â
Ensim Unify Service Provider Edition is available immediately. For more information, visit Booth # 327 or call Ensim at 1-888-248-4003 (1-408-496-3700 from outside the U.S.).
BroadSoft provides VoIP application software that enables the delivery of hosted telephony and multimedia services. After the 2008 acquisitions of Sylantro and the GENBAND M6 product line, BroadSoft has emerged as the undisputed market leader of VoIP application servers. BroadSoft’s family of carrier-class products, including its award-winning flagship BroadWorks technology, empowers wireless, wireline and cable carriers to deliver next-generation voice and multimedia applications and advanced features that enable them to increase revenue, enhance competitive differentiation and elevate customer satisfaction. BroadSoft products deliver the scale, open architecture and reliability that the world’s leading telecommunications companies demand to serve mission-critical enterprise and residential broadband customers. BroadSoft provides VoIP applications to nine of the top 10 and 15 of the top 25 largest carriers worldwide, as measured by recent annual revenue, including KPN, Korea Telecom, Qwest, SingTel, Sprint, Swisscom, TelefÃ³nica de EspaÃ±a, Telstra, T-Systems, and Verizon. For additional information, go to www.BroadSoft.com.
Outsourcery Limited rebranded from Genesis Communications Limited in July 2009.Â The company is the UKâ€™s leading provider of mobile-centric unified communications and hosted IT solutions to SMBs, having acquired an HMC platform in 2007 and a Dynamics CRM business (Increase Limited) in early 2009.Â With an investment of $15 million in our own data centers and hosting infrastructure, Outsourcery is now the UKâ€™s #1 independent provider of business mobile solutions for SMBs and the UKâ€™s #1 provider of hosted Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0. Outsourcery has an annual turnover of circa $90 million and manages 25,000 SMB customers and over 100,000 business users.Â The company employs over 250 staff in four UK offices. Outsourcery was selected as Microsoftâ€™s launch partner for Microsoft Communication Services at their Worldwide Partner Conference 2009 in New Orleans.
Founded in 1998, Ensim Corporation is the leading provider of user provisioning and access control software. Ensim products are used by service providers and enterprises worldwide to accelerate and enable deployment of integrated solutions, simplify and automate secure management of complex environments, and increase user and IT productivity. Ensim is Microsoft Gold Certified, and maintains strategic partnerships with many leading infrastructure vendors including Research In Motion (BlackBerry), Hewlett-Packard, Accenture, Siemens and BroadSoft.
For more information about Ensim, please visit: www.ensim.com.