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[December 05, 2012]

Azaleos Broadens Private Cloud Managed Lync 2013 UCaaS

SEATTLE --(Business Wire)--

Azaleos® Corporation, the global private cloud services company for managed Lync, as well as managed Exchange and managed SharePoint, today announced that it has added key new capabilities to its UCaaS offering to help customers deploy voice services using the Microsoft Lync unified communications (UC) platform. Azaleos also announced that it ranked number one in Washington State on Deloitte's (News - Alert) Technology Fast 500™ list of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Azaleos grew more than 1800 percent in part due to a large uptake for its Managed Lync Services and ongoing demand for the managed Exchange and SharePoint services.

In related news, Avanade announced on November 14th that it plans to acquire Azaleos to expand its leadership position in managed services for Microsoft communication and collaboration technologies. See press release for details: http://bit.ly/QbA3vP

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"Azaleos was the first Micrsoft partner to support Lync 2013 and is capable of providing complete migration, deployment and managed Lync services," said Scott Gode, vice president of marketing and product management for Azaleos. "The Skype (News - Alert) integration built into Lync 2013 coupled with our support for industry leading hardware from Audiocodes, Jabra and Plantronics provides customers with the most complete and flexible Unified Communications as a Service offering on the market."

Turn Key Lync Enterprise Voice

The Lync 2013 enhanced Azaleos UC services will enable customers to confidently deploy Lync enterprise voice and unified communications without the need to recruit and retain difficult to find Lync experts, while using their preferred hardware providers. Azaleos has bolstered its private cloud Managed Lync Services with the following additions:

  • Skype: Full integration and federation with Lync
  • Media Gateways: Interconnectivity and full monitoring and management for leading communications infrastructure provider Audiocodes
  • Endpoint devices: Complete support for Jabra and Plantronics (News - Alert) devices
  • Fault Tolerance: Improved disaster recovery and high availability capabilities for Lync
  • New Lync Enterprise Voice and Video Features: Including support for multiple trunks between mediation servers and gateways; intertrunk routing that enables Lync Server to support different phone systems and manage/delegate simultaneous ring and caller ID presentation; Video Gallery view to support up to five simultaneous video streams and HD video conferencing.
  • Hybrid Architecture: Deployment and management support for integrating Office 365 environments with on-premise and private cloud Lync
  • Archiving integration: Allowing Lync to work with the Legal Hold feature in Exchange for compliance and e-discovery needs
  • Enhanced mobility: Support for improved collaboration on smartphones and tablets

About Azaleos

Azaleos Corporation provides managed email, collaboration and unified communications services available in private cloud, on-premise or mixed deployment architectures. Azaleos' 24x7 managed services for Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, Lync, and AirWatch (News - Alert) MDM improve availability, security and performance, while reducing maintenance time and costs. The patented AzaleosX technology platform enables customers to maintain control over servers and data including their location, while uptime, maintenance, and support is proactively handled by certified experts in Azaleos network operations centers. Hundreds of companies from Fortune 500 to mid-market enterprises rely on Azaleos to manage their collaboration infrastructures and address issues before users ever know they exist. A member of the National Systems Integrator program (NSI (News - Alert)), Azaleos is one of Microsoft's top 34 partners in the U.S. For more information, visit www.azaleos.com.

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