SEATTLE--(Azaleos® Corporation, the global private cloud services company, today announced that its new Managed Exchange 2013, Managed SharePoint 2013 and Managed Lync 2013 private cloud managed services will be introduced in mid-November in conjunction with the general availability of the Microsoft Office 2013 platform. As a Microsoft Technology Adoption Partner (TAP), Azaleos has had access to and been working with these new Microsoft products since early 2012. This deep understanding of the deployment and management challenges associated with each of these new unified communications and collaboration platforms enables customers to confidently and cost effectively adopt them without having to hire or retrain internal IT staff.)--
“Azaleos recently surpassed 1 million seats under management and is one of the first Microsoft partners to support the Office 2013 platform and its core components – Exchange, SharePoint and Lync”
“Azaleos recently surpassed 1 million seats under management and is one of the first Microsoft partners to support the Office 2013 platform and its core components – Exchange, SharePoint and Lync,” said Scott Gode, vice president of product management and marketing for Azaleos. “Our staff of certified experts has unmatched experience in architecture planning, deployment, migration and management for the entire Microsoft Office stack which is critical for ensuring high availability and a great end user experience for customers.”
Key New 2013 Enhancements
Unlike the Office 365 public cloud approach, Azaleos managed Exchange 2013, managed SharePoint 2013 and managed Lync 2013 services fully support and take advantage of 100% of the new features available with these server releases. Based on operations data and feedback from customers, the following 2013 Wave features will likely play a major role in driving adoption of these products:
SharePoint App Management Service – which allows administrators to more easily manage SharePoint apps which are either created internally or downloaded from the new SharePoint Marketplace
New Lync Enterprise Voice and Video Features – such as support for multiple trunks between mediation servers and gateways, intertrunk routing that enables Lync Server to support different phone systems and manage/delegate simultaneous ring and caller ID presentation, and Video Gallery view to support up to five simultaneous video streams.
Exchange Modern Public Folders – which resemble public folder mailboxes, use regular mailbox databases and can be integrated with a database availability group for disaster recovery.
Cross Server Integration – such as Site Mailboxes which bring Exchange emails and SharePoint documents together, a shared eDiscovery center used by all three products, FAST search in Exchange for a more consistent indexing and searching experience, a unified contact store (between Exchange and Lync) and the Lync archiving connection to Exchange Litigation Hold.
Pricing and Availability
Azaleos managed Exchange 2013, managed SharePoint 2013 and managed Lync 2013 will be available in mid-November (in conjunction with 2013 product availability from Microsoft) from Azaleos and select business partners. Per user/per month subscription pricing starts at $5 and varies based on volume, type of deployment and number of services.
Azaleos Corporation provides managed email, collaboration and unified communications services available in private cloud, on-premise or mixed deployment architectures. Azaleos’ 24x7 managed services for Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, Lync, and AirWatch MDM improve availability, security and performance, while reducing maintenance time and costs. The patented AzaleosX technology platform enables customers to maintain control over servers and data including their location, while uptime, maintenance, and support is proactively handled by certified experts in Azaleos network operations centers. Hundreds of companies from Fortune 500 to mid-market enterprises rely on Azaleos to manage their collaboration infrastructures and address issues before users ever know they exist. A member of the National Systems Integrator program (NSI), Azaleos is one of Microsoft’s top 34 partners in the U.S. For more information, visit www.azaleos.com.