Hybrid Skype for Business: Service Providers Enter the Game
By Brian Riggs, Principal Analyst, Ovum | nojitter
AudioCodes Mediant CCE Appliances for Skype for Business Cloud Connector Edition bundle AudioCodes session border controllers (SBC) and gateways into one integrated package that is easy to deploy and manage.
The AudioCodes Mediant CCE Appliances for Skype for Business Cloud Connector Edition integrate with Skype for Business Cloud Connector Edition recommended architectures, providing on-premises connectivity infrastructure. Enabling integration with heterogeneous systems and legacy PBXs, which are critical for a smooth migration to the cloud, AudioCodes’ Microsoft-certified SBCs offer enterprise-grade security and reliability.
Additionally, AudioCodes’ SBCs can add value by delivering enhanced features such as advanced dial plan settings, high availability on incoming calls, support for analog devices and support for call recording from the PSTN side. The combined solution of Skype for Business Cloud Connector Edition with AudioCodes’ infrastructure ensures a smooth migration for enterprise customers who want to move their users to the latest cloud unified communications platform from Microsoft Office 365, while preserving on-premises connectivity with their local service providers.
Mediant CCE Appliances for Skype for Business
Cloud Connector Edition
For full hybrid cloud architecture, AudioCodes delivers the CloudBond 365. The following table compares the options:
|CloudBond 365||CCE Appliances|
|A hybrid cloud appliance allowing for gradual migration and full co-existence of Skype for Business Server users and Cloud PBX users.||An integrated appliance, based on Skype for Business Cloud Connector Edition allowing PSTN/SIP Trunk calling in conjunction with Skype for Business Cloud PBX.|
|Front End Server|
|IP Phone Manager|
|Registered to CloudBond 365 or
split with Cloud PBX
|Registered to Cloud PBX only|
|Skype for Business Server features, like shared line appearance, music on hold, private line, response groups, video integration, CDR, recording, advanced boss-admin delegation, dynamic 911, including ability to integrate 3rd party enhancement software.||Cloud PBX features. For latest feature list, consult Microsoft TechNet website.|
|Customers who want to migrate to Skype for Business unified communications and telephony solution and cannot compromise on key PBX features and integration scenarios with existing PBX and video solutions.||Customers who want to enable users with Cloud PBX calling features and do not have an existing Lync or Skype for Business deployment.|
AudioCodes Mediant CCE Appliances for Skype for Business Cloud Connector Edition (PDF, 549.9KB) Release Date: Oct 25, 16
Microsoft’s Cloud Connector Edition - Quick Guide (PDF, KB) Release Date: Jul 19, 16Quick Points for the Busy IT Manager