Avaya will work with Avaya Connect Platinum Partner, Six Degrees Group (6DG), to launch a cloud-based IP telephony and unified communications service for midmarket businesses powered by the Avaya IP Office Platform.
6DG’s midmarket unified communications service, will enable UK based small and midsize businesses to access voice, video and collaboration tools on virtually any device. The hosted service, which scales to 2,000 users, will help midmarket companies better manage costs by eliminating the need for large, up-front capital investments and upgrades.
Significantly, 6DG customers will benefit from the exact same capabilities they would receive with an on premises-based deployment of the Avaya IP Office Platform, now combined with the flexibility and OPEX design only achievable with cloud.
Ioan MacRae, head of midmarket, Europe, Avaya commented “Cloud services deliver a new path to greater business agility – the life blood of any midsize enterprise. New and existing customers can now achieve a true pay-as-you-grow Unified Communications environment. The service will harness 6DG’s highly secure, privately owned network, giving midmarket businesses all the scalability and flexibility of the Avaya IP Office Platform combined with a robust level of service and security from our local channel partner.”
Campbell Williams, group strategy and marketing director, 6DG added “When it comes to telephony and mission-critical technology, it has to work. Businesses are using cloud platforms to be more scalable and flexible in how they deploy IT and now we’re bringing fully-featured enterprise-grade unified communication to the cloud. We are proud to be the first Avaya channel partner in the UK to build a cloud service around Avaya IP Office and to deliver it with geographical resilience using our own NGN, SIP trunks and IP softswitching estate. The offering we are providing with Avaya is truly unique and will deliver the best of on-premise infrastructure with all the business benefits of the cloud.”