Las Vegas, NV, Crosspeer, the leader in Next Generation Open Cloud Computing, announced its new Unified Cloud Communications IAAS initiative. Crosspeer is not only changing the way companies purchase IT computing resources, it is also re-defining the way they communicate – truly empowering their workforces to become more agile, more flexible and more productive. The vision for the new offering brings together the computing power and flexibility of the cloud with high performance, reliability and security required for communications networks.
Crosspeer sees this as the foundation for a new class of “Unified Communications Service” offerings and part of the core for building a “Virtual Telco” for SIP Communications.
“Many of our development team members have designed VoIP communications systems even before the SIP protocol was ratified as a standard,” said Patrice Haftman, CTO of Crosspeer. “We knew early on that VoIP communications would eventually prevail, and that traditional Telco carrier networks would succumb to packet-based voice and data communications. Clearly land lines and PBXs are dead, and advanced IP-based Unified Communications systems are taking their place.”
First generation VoIP implementations typically replaced land lines and legacy PBXs with on-premise communications servers that provided similar calling features. They not only connected softphones and desktop phones, they virtually eliminated the concept of long-distance. Today, converged IP communications is moving to the cloud where companies can take further advantage of even lower capital costs and overhead expenditures. Advanced communications such as VoIP, Presence, Instant Messaging, Unified Messaging, Conferencing (audio, web & video) and social networking let users connect and exchange ideas more effectively than ever before.
“The Crosspeer Infrastructure provides distinct advantages for cloud communications applications,” said Salvador Diaz-Verson, Crosspeer CEO. “Not only can applications be scaled instantly to meet growing user demands, but the cloud decreases the time needed to provision and deploy new applications and services. Crosspeer Cloud can also provide consistent, easy-to-access communications for users across multiple locations or geographic regions, and easily support mobile and remote workers – keeping them connected and productive.”
With the current economic conditions, companies are increasingly faced with the need to scale both up or down as quickly as possible. With premises-based implementations, downsizing often results in unused communications capacity while scaling up can be costly and time consuming. Cloud-based unified communications systems offer greater scalability and flexibility for the long term. UC capabilities deployed in the cloud also eliminate the time, money and effort required to integrate disparate applications deployed on premises.
“Crosspeer Cloud also benefits system integrators,” noted Mike Dabney, Director of Business Development for Crosspeer. “VoIP value-added resellers, consultants and those looking to provide SAAS services can take advantage of the Crosspeer Open Cloud to install, configure and custom tune applications to meet specific system requirements on-demand. Unbundled resources from Crosspeer keep computing costs low by not forcing users to buy pre-configured resource blocks where they may end up paying for more capacity than what is needed. Being able to purchase the amount of CPU, memory and disk space independently provides significant cost advantages to both users and SAAS vendors.”