Inteliquent, a provider of global interconnection and interoperability solutions, announced that the first cloud-based collaboration service in the United States specifically developed to be resold by Cisco value-added resellers and system integrators, is now in full production.
The new cloud-based service is based on Ciscos next-generation Unified Communications infrastructure, hosted collaboration solution, and leverages Inteliquents expertise in operating and managing IP networks.
The service, first announced and trialed by Inteliquent starting in November 2011, enables VARs and SIs to deliver a full suite of unified communication and collaboration applications, including Single Number Reach, Integrated Messaging and Presence, Video Calling and WebEx integration.
HCS provides support for single site, multi-site and hybrid premise-based implementations. This solution also enables VARs and SIs to sell a monthly subscription-based solution under their own brand.
Additionally, VARs and SIs can provide customized solutions to their client base by integrating HCS with their own managed services. This will offer VARs/SIs the opportunity to differentiate themselves while growing their revenue predictably and without heavy front-end CAPEX costs for themselves or their customers, Inteliquent said.
The Hosted Collaboration Solution can also be bundled with Inteliquents EtherCloud service to create a comprehensive wholesale solution. Inteliquent has signed agreements and is actively signing additional deals to take the HCS service to market.
We are excited about the full-scale rollout of this new hosted offer together with Cisco. Adding a cloud-based service to our product portfolio is a natural extension of our network capabilities and leverages our experience in providing highly reliable voice and data services,” said Surendra Saboo, president and COO of Inteliquent. This is an ideal way for VARs and system integrators to be able to offer a Hosted Collaboration Solution to their customers, while benefiting from a new stream of recurring revenue.”