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Six Degrees Group to Launch First Unified Communications Cloud Service Powered by Avaya IP Office in Europe

10-14-2014

  • Service to be made available as a pay-as-you-grow service
  • 6DG’s fully owned, managed infrastructure provides customers with truly converged capabilities

LONDON, U.KAvaya, a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions and services, will work with Avaya Connect Platinum Partner, Six Degrees Group (6DG), to launch Europe’s first cloud-based IP telephony and unified communications service for midmarket businesses powered by the Avaya IP Office™ Platform.

6DG’s midmarket unified communications service, will enable UK based small and midsize businesses to access voice, video and collaboration tools on virtually any device. The hosted service, which scales to 2,000 users, will help midmarket companies better manage costs by eliminating the need for large, up-front capital investments and upgrades. At the same time, it also provides the speed, flexibility and scalability that midmarket enterprises so frequently depend upon to differentiate themselves and grow.

The service will be delivered over 6DG’s high speed, high quality, secure network; leveraging 6DG’s SIP services and business continuity capabilities.

Significantly, 6DG customers will benefit from the exact same capabilities they would receive with an on premises-based deployment of the Avaya IP Office™ Platform, now combined with the flexibility and OPEX design only achievable with cloud. As a result, customers can have the advantage of a truly converged service with the scalability they have come to expect from cloud computing.

Avaya IP Office delivers enterprise grade telephony and unified communications combined with an ease of install and an intelligent user interface. These features enable employees to effortlessly collaborate, improving response times and driving customer engagement, and business productivity for midmarket companies in any sector.

Quotes:
"Cloud services deliver a new path to greater business agility - the life blood of any midsize enterprise. New and existing customers can now achieve a true pay-as-you-grow Unified Communications environment. The service will harness 6DG’s highly secure, privately owned network, giving midmarket businesses all the scalability and flexibility of the Avaya IP Office Platform combined with a robust level of service and security from our local channel partner."
– Ioan MacRae, head of midmarket, Europe, Avaya

"When it comes to telephony and mission-critical technology, it has to work. Businesses are using cloud platforms to be more scalable and flexible in how they deploy IT and now we’re bringing fully-featured enterprise-grade unified communication to the cloud. We are proud to be the first Avaya channel partner in the UK to build a cloud service around Avaya IP Office and to deliver it with geographical resilience using our own NGN, SIP trunks and IP softswitching estate. The offering we are providing with Avaya is truly unique and will deliver the best of on-premise infrastructure with all the business benefits of the cloud."
– Campbell Williams, group strategy and marketing director, 6DG.

Additional Resources
• Visit www.6dg.co.uk

• Avaya IP Office

Tags
Avaya, Unified Communications, midmarket communications, IP Office, cloud, UCaaS

About Six Degrees Group
Six Degrees Group is a privately owned converged technology infrastructure provider serving UK mid-market and corporate customers. The Group has a converged services portfolio – including data centre, connectivity, voice and cloud offerings – designed to help companies meet the challenges of a connected, always-on world. For further information please visit www.6dg.co.uk

About Avaya
Avaya is a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions, providing unified communications, contact centers, networking and related services to companies of all sizes around the world. For more information, please visit www.avaya.com/uk/.

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