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Orange Business Services Launches Integration and Briefing Center in Florida

December 04, 2013

Orange Business Services has opened the first U.S.-based integration and briefing center in Clearwater, Fla., which allows multinational customers to experience and evaluate new IT infrastructures.

Upgrading an IT infrastructure, especially one containing a mix of different technologies and vendors, has always carried a certain amount of risk, Orange said.

Orange Business Services facility, a joint investment between Orange and top technology partners, will address these issues.

The services offered through the integration and briefing center helps clients implement new IT innovations from Orange Business Services, said Diana Einterz, senior vice president of the Americas and French Major Accounts, Orange Business Services. 

Customers get help with their migration strategies and can also test drive their solutions in a safe environment to make sure they are a good fit.

The facility has demonstrations in latest cloud computing, unified communications and collaboration, mobility, network and application optimization, infrastructure management services and customized implementations.

The Florida briefing center houses an on-site data center and labs where customer conditions and migration strategies can be simulated. There is a site-to-site VPN for connecting remote locations to the testing process.

The center allows enterprises to mix and match technologies from different vendors to ensure compatibility before choosing a migration strategy. These solutions promote faster implementations and give customers the confidence to experiment with new innovations, Orange said.

“As more applications move into the cloud, it’s making enterprise communications more complex and more diverse,” said Brian Washburn, service director of business network and IT services at Current Analysis.

“Orange Business Services’ integration center lets enterprises and solutions partners stage and test their IT infrastructure in a controlled environment, to check for compatibility and performance, and ensure migrations happen smoothly,” Washburn added.

The purpose of the center is to make enterprise communications simpler and more diverse, said Washburn. 

Edited by Alisen Downey

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