Sonus Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONS), a global leader in SIP communications, today announced that its session border controllers (SBCs) are being integrated into Microsoft Technology Centers (MTCs) globally, as part of Microsoft Lync Unified Communications (UC) demonstrations. This integration allows enterprises to experience first-hand the powerful combination of Sonus SBCs in a Lync Enterprise deployment. The MTCs are highly collaborative, world-class facilities that offer businesses access to cutting-edge technologies and industry-leading expertise. The new Toronto MTC is the first to feature Sonus SBCs with the addition of the Sonus SBC 1000. Based in Microsoft Canada's Mississauga headquarters, the Toronto MTC is the 31st in the world, in addition to the 12 centers in the United States and 18 other international locations. SBCs serve a critical role in enabling and activating UC platforms, such as Microsoft Lync, across enterprise Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) networks. As a Microsoft Gold Communications Partner, Sonus helps enterprises optimize Microsoft Lync voice deployments by securing SIP trunking services at the network border and providing a seamless flow of SIP-based multi-vendor media for UC deployments. Secure, resilient access to UC applications such as instant messaging (IM), collaboration, conferencing and voice empowers enterprises to communicate with speed and simplicity. The SBC 1000 and the Sonus SBC 2000 SBCs are the only SBC solutions available which offer Microsoft Lync survivability either through a 3G/4G or PSTN connection to provide reliability in the event of a wide area network (WAN) failure. Quotes:“The purpose of the Microsoft Technology Centers is to enable businesses to envision, design and deploy innovative solutions that will better meet their needs and goals. Demonstrating the innovation of Sonus SBCs on Microsoft platforms allows enterprises to see the value of integrating an SBC into Lync Enterprise Voice deployments, enabling their Unified Communications vision to become a reality,” said Chuck McCann, Worldwide MTC Alliances program director, Microsoft. “We are proud to feature Sonus SBCs as an integral part of the Microsoft Technology Centers.” “The Microsoft Technology Centers bring together a tremendous collection of resources available to customers who want to better understand and explore Microsoft and partner technology solutions. Having Sonus SBCs as part of Microsoft Unified Communications demonstrations allows customers to customize their MTC experience to address specific business needs,” said David Tipping, vice president and general manager, SBC Business, Sonus. “Sonus has been recognized as one of the fastest growing SBC brands, fueled in large part by our strong alliance with Microsoft and the growth of Microsoft Lync. We are proud to be a Microsoft partner.”
- Sonus offers the broadest portfolio of Microsoft Lync qualified SBCs, including the SBC 1000, SBC 2000, Sonus SBC 5100 and Sonus SBC 5200, to serve the needs of service providers and enterprises from their network core to the edge
- The SBC 1000 and SBC 2000 have received Microsoft Lync 2013 qualification in several categories, including SBC, survivable branch appliance (SBA), E-911 ELIN gateway and enhanced gateway. The SBC 1000 and SBC 2000 have also received Microsoft Office 365 Exchange Unified Messaging qualification
- Sonus solutions have been performance verified by Miercom Labs
- Sonus is positioned in the Leaders quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Session Border Controllers, published October 9, 2012 by Gartner, Inc.
- By adopting SIP trunking, many enterprises save up to 50 percent, enabling them to help fund the adoption of advanced UC technologies such as Microsoft Lync
- Click here to download electronic copies all four Sonus reference guides: Lync Enterprise Voice for Dummies, SIP Trunking for Dummies, Session Border Controllers for Dummies and Session Management for Dummies
- Sonus recently hosted a webinar with Nemertes Research, unveiling key findings from Nemertes’ 2013 Unified Communications report. To learn more about the state of the industry and the trends around SIP, Lync Enterprise Voice and SBCs, watch the webinar on-demand here.
- Calculate SIP trunking savings with the Sonus SIP trunking ROI calculator
- View complete information about the Sonus SBC portfolio at www.sonus.net
- Download the Webtorials report, “Enterprises Place 2013 Unified Communications Bets: How Many Horses in This Race?”