May 08, 2014 08:45 AM Eastern Daylight Time
TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Connex Telecommunications Corporation (Connex), a leading Canadian National telecommunications provider to large and midsize enterprise customers, today announced the launch of “Connex Cloud,” a hosted Unified Communications Platform (UC) for businesses.
“We understand that companies want to take advantage of advanced communications capabilities but may not have the resources or desire to manage the operation. The Connex Cloud, powered by the Avaya Collaboration Pod hosted at 151 Front Street in Toronto and at another location in Quebec in the future, enables us to offer our customers multiple delivery options as part of a managed service, including per user/per month, cloud-based UC service all with the same trusted Avaya brand. We will be able to add and remove subscribers quickly to help ensure responsiveness to our customers and keep things simple for our management and operations teams.” Connex Cloud a fully-integrated, turnkey solution for virtualized applications, compute, storage and networking. Avaya is a global leader in business communications and collaboration software and services. The Connex Cloud also utilizes technologies from EMC and VMware.
The Connex Cloud will be offered to businesses and organizations across Canada, and is among the first in the country to deliver Avaya Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS)to large enterprises and the midmarket.
Connex, an Avaya Platinum Partner,and Avaya have been working on the offering for over six months. In 2013, Connex, acquired Dyna Lync, an information technology company specializing in managed services with expertise in VMware and EMC among other technologies, as part of an overall strategy to offer a cloud-based, flexible, secure, UC as a “managed service”.
Sayan Navaratnam, CEO of Connex stated: “The Connex Cloud will provide industry-leading- UC services that will meet the needs of many of our existing and new customers in the enterprise and mid-market segments.We are already in discussion with a number of national enterprise customers to provide UCaaS offering. We are extremely pleased to be the first Avaya channel partner in Canada to provide Avaya’s UC in a flexible, opex model.”
Pierre Paul Allard, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales and president, Field Operations for Avaya said, “Businesses today are looking for ways to take advantage of more advanced communications and collaboration capabilities at the same time they want to simplify operations. The AvayaCollaboration Pod provides Connex with highly flexible, advanced unified commuications solution that they can quickly extend to their end customers via the cloud. I believe that Connex has all the ingredients for success with their customers in a growing market.”
Connex Cloud powered by Avaya is expected to be available to customers in the second quarter of 2014.
About: Connex Telecommunications Corporation (Connex) is a Canadian National Telecommunications provider with 14 locations across the country. Connex engineers, designs, implements and services end to end Telecommunications solutions.www.connexservice.ca
About: Avaya is a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions, providing unified communications, contact centers, networking and related services to companies of all sizes around the world. For more information please visit www.avaya.com
Connex Telecommunications Corporation
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