In a bid to strengthen security, privacy and flexibility of the private cloud with local data sovereignty, Avaya has announced new partner data centers in EMEA and APAC for Avaya ReadyNow .
The private cloud offerings feature preconfigured, per-seat consumption and standard bundles, providing established on-premise businesses with the scalability to fit their needs – all with greater flexibility than what public cloud offerings can provide. Since Avaya ReadyNow offers the same applications that Avaya customers are currently using on-premise, they are able to achieve efficiency savings by minimizing changes to their existing CC and UC workflows and allowing a smooth transition to cloud.
This launch forms part of Avaya’s near-global deployment of its virtual cloud infrastructure, with over 3.6 million cloud seats deployed to date. Avaya is a market leader with 145 million seats worldwide, making it uniquely positioned to help enterprise customers transition to the cloud at scale.
Avaya ReadyNow is delivered under a single global delivery model across its international network of Avaya-hosted and partner data centers, providing availability in 34 countries, with consistent and predictable levels of service provided from all locations. Both a UK and a Germany-based Avaya-hosted data center are now live, enabling enterprises based in these locations the ability to address local data security and compliance requirements.
These data centers host pre-built Virtual Private Clouds with interoperability to existing Avaya on-premise applications and assets. The dedicated software allows Avaya customers to add customized security measures as needed and operate in a hybrid environment, allowing customers to quickly realize the benefits of cloud. For large enterprises, Avaya ReadyNow also offers the option to add customization on top to ensure consistent user experience and business process workflows during migration.
Ayman Majzoub, Senior Director of Sales for Avaya Enterprise Cloud said: “Many enterprise IT leaders are interested in the benefits of a cloud offering, such as an opex-based consumption model, flexibility and speed of deployment. But control and security concerns, along with the more limited manageability and customization options from upstart cloud vendors, have slowed adoption for the larger requirements.”
“Our new delivery model and automation tools mean that Avaya ReadyNow is just that – infrastructure and packaged software can be deployed faster. Because the standard configurations are pre-built and pre-staged, we’ve been able to reduce what might otherwise take several thousand hours of build time down to a matter of minutes. And for more advanced configurations, we can quickly have a system set up and ready to be customized for our customers’ specifications.”
This move is needed for international customers as data sovereignty issues are becoming more pronounced. It also builds upon the story we wrote about Avaya being serious about cloud, channel and UCaaS. Perhaps more importantly for customers – Avaya continues to invest – even as it prepares for a possible sale.
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