At a glance:
• Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise channel partners in the UK & Ireland can offer newly launched OpenTouch Enterprise Cloud as a UCaaS offering
• Gives channel partners opportunity to offer Unified Communications as enterprises shift to the cloud
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise today announced that it has joined with CentriLogic, a trusted provider of international hybrid hosting, cloud computing, co-location and managed hosting solutions, to enable partners in the UK and Ireland to deliver OpenTouch™Enterprise Cloud (OTEC) as Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS). The new deployment model will enable partners to deliver OTEC more easily, and at a more affordable cost for customers as the enterprise cloud and collaboration market are expected to grow.
OpenTouch Enterprise Cloud is a fully flexible collaborative tool that enables business partners to build a UCaaS offer for enterprise customers with secure, always-on Unified Communications, maximising business responsiveness. With the new UCaaS offering, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise presents OTEC with a lower cost of deployment for its partners in the UK and Ireland through a modular licensing model.
CentriLogic, already a major data centre provider across North America, will host all data and infrastructure in its state-of-the-art data centre located in Bracknell, UK.
Robert Offley, President & CEO, CentriLogic
“Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise is leading the market in its delivery of secure and flexible UC solutions to customers that can be deployed easily and cost effectively in the cloud. It's a must-have in today's market, and our new partnership will enable Alcatel-Lucent's network of partners to be able to offer enterprises large and small the infrastructure they need to meet all of their communication needs.
“We have extensive cross-border experience here at CentriLogic and a broad ecosystem of enabling technologies at our data centre, and look forward to extending our relationship with Alcatel-Lucent further in the future.”
Peter Tebbutt, Country Leader UK&I, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
“Our new relationship with CentriLogic presents a great opportunity for our partners to extend their use of cloud technology, as well as expanding their product base in terms of Unified Communications solutions. CentriLogic has been 100% focused on providing a differentiated infrastructure as a service offering. They have been agile and have offered solution flexibility that many of their competitors are not able to do.
“Working with CentriLogic is a key part of our continued drive to support our partners and enable them to deliver solutions in the cloud. Our OTEC solution is already gaining traction in the UK&I and we look forward to now being able to extend our offering with the new UCaaS deployment model. In fact we expect to announce our first partner in the very near future.”