Latest Products, Services: AT&T IoT, Lumen UCC, NetFortris

Several new products and services recently emerged for the red hot UCaaS market.

The channel and its customers love unified communications, and vendors continue to meet the demand.

One UCaaS provider announced a version of its offering that will meet the evolving needs of the financial services market. Another vendor built upon previous consolidation with new solution. And once again, we covered updates to Microsoft Teams.

SD-WAN also features prominently in our new services recap. A well-known security provider unveiled its SD-WAN offering after completing an acquisition earlier this year. And VMware launched a new virtual network function through a partnership with an interconnection provider.

Scroll through the 12 slides below to see the newest offerings available to channel partners.

Missed our previous gallery? Check out the last new services roundup.

Datapipe's Robb Allen


NetFortris released a UCaaS offering that harnesses a past merger.

The vendor in 2017 merged with unified communications provider Fonality. Now the combined force has unveiled a solution that combines Fonality's UC pedigree with NetFortris' telephony chops. Furthermore, the solution offers more than 100 phone features and caters to all business sizes.

Edward Gately has the scoop.
Datapipe's Robb Allen


CenturyLink's rebranded enterprise unit added Zoom to its unified communications and collaboration (UCC) suite.

Lumen Technologies announced a partnership with the video conferencing provider last month. The agreement combines Lumen's network and security with Zoom's platform. And there's more where that came from.

“Lumen will be adding additional Zoom services in the future and continue to develop deeper integrations, which partners will be able to offer to customers,” Lumen's senior product manager said.

See details of the Lumen-Zoom partnership.
Datapipe's Robb Allen


Microsoft announced more than a dozen upcoming Teams integrations.

ServiceNow joined a list of technology partners that will build teams into their platforms. Microsoft also announced that its PowerApps platform will soon open the door for widespread Teams integrations.

The updates came at Microsoft Ignite.

Read about the announcement at Channel Futures.
Datapipe's Robb Allen


The IT management company is helping MSPs to oversee Cisco Meraki devices.

Partners will be able to monitor and manage Meraki access points, routers and switches. They'll perform the tasks on SolarWinds' N-central dashboards.

We covered the integration.
Datapipe's Robb Allen


Ribbon Communications teamed up with IBM to reach the financial services market with UCaaS.

The vendor is using IBM Cloud for Financial Services platform for its Kandy solution. Ribbon executives said IBM's platform will help to protect the industry's sensitive information during cloud migration. 

Read about the advantages of Ribbon utilizing IBM Cloud.
Datapipe's Robb Allen


Customers can cut down on application downtime and data loss with Cohesity's new solution.

SiteContinuity, the backup provider's new disaster recovery (DR) solution, works against data disruptions caused by ransomware, human error and natural disasters. The platform uses web-scale architecture and journal-based recovery. In addition, SiteContinuity converges backup and disaster recovery functionality to save money.

Lynn Haber wrote about the platform.
Datapipe's Robb Allen


The UCaaS provider built its various B-hive communications tools into the Salesforce AppExchange platform.

The change allows partners to upsell with existing customers. They can also attract customers that want UCaaS integrated with CRM.

"The integration with B-hive and Salesforce makes it easier for small business customers to upgrade their CRMs and their communication platforms in a single solution," Broadvoice's product marketing manager said.

Learn more about the B-hive platform.
Datapipe's Robb Allen


AT&T and Microsoft are teaming up to make an internet of things (IoT) guardian device.

Since last year the two companies have been operating together in a partnership around 5G, edge computing and the cloud. For instance, AT&T made Microsoft Azure its preferred public cloud provider for non-network applications.

Get details on the device.
Datapipe's Robb Allen


VMware now offers its SD-WAN solution on Equinix's virtual network services marketplace.

Joint customers now can minimize their hardware investment by spinning up VMware SD-WAN Edge as a virtual network function (VNF). They can also save time and further support cloud-based digital transformation.

Learn more about their partnership.
Datapipe's Robb Allen

Palo Alto Networks

Say hello to the Palo Alto Networks next-generation SD-WAN offering.

The security company last month unveiled the platform, which combines its secure access service edge (SASE) platform with CloudGenix SD-WAN. Palo Alto bought the pure-play SD-WAN vendor earlier this year.

Get caught up on the Palo Alto-CloudGenix acquisition.
Datapipe's Robb Allen


Avant Communications is now partnering with software-defined networking provider PacketFabric. The network-as-a-service company helps businesses establish direct, private connectivity from one location to another.

Avant also announced a team-up with AireSpring.

See what the new supplier PacketFabric brings to the table.
Datapipe's Robb Allen


The Cupertino-based giant unveiled new iPad and iPad air offerings. However, neither work with 5G.

Apple also delayed the launch of its 12th generation iPhone. As expected, the company said it would announce the phone on Oct. 13.

Jeff Schwartz wrote about the latest release.

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