For the last two years, Orange Business Services, a Microsoft partner, has been selling Office Together Select, a communication and collaboration solution based on Microsoft Office 365 with its own professional services. As of June 2013, Office Together Select will be available on Business VPN Galerie.
The objective of this integration is to provide companies with the combined benefits of Office Together Select and Virtual Private Networks.
Launched in 2011, Business VPN Galerie extends enterprise VPNs to the cloud via fully-secured gateways, providing the high standards of end-to-end performance and reliability. Today, this solution interconnects more than 8,000 facilities in the world and provides access to a wide range of cloud solutions developed by Orange Business Services and its partners.
Orange Business Services and Microsoft have implemented a secured, dedicated connection to the Office 365 datacenters throughout the world for Orange Business Services customers. With this new integration, Orange Business Services customers will benefit from the level of performance and security of their VPN when accessing the Office 365 desktop and collaboration services of Office Together Select: electronic messaging with Exchange, IM and Web Conferencing with Lync, collaboration portal and access to enterprise social networks with SharePoint. Office Together Select streamlines the daily work of employees and provides permanent implementation and management support for the solution.
"With Business VPN Galerie, we were among the first in the world to launch a 'Cloud Service Hub' providing secured access to enterprise private networks and end-to-end customer support,” said Nicolas Roy, head of the Network Solutions Business Unit, Orange Business Services. “We plan to stay ahead of the competition by increasing permanently our cloud application ecosystem and by partnering with innovative leaders. This new development of our cloud partnership with Microsoft maximizes the value of both Business VPN Galerie and Office Together Select for our mutual customers.”