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Avaya, an American tech company specializing in unified business communications, and RingCentral, a provider of cloud-based communications for small businesses and enterprise companies, have announced a strategic partnership for a new cloud offering worth at least USD 500 million. RingCentral’s multi-million contribution includes a one-time USD 125 million preferred equity investment and a USD 375 million advance to Avaya for selling the RingCentral unified communications as-a-service (UCaaS) solution in selected countries. According to the terms of the agreement, Avaya will introduce a new global UCaaS solution called Avaya Cloud Office by RingCentral (Avaya Cloud Office) in the first quarter of 2020. Avaya Cloud Office will build up the company’s existing portfolio to offer a full suite of UC, CC, UCaaS and CCaaS solutions to a global customer base, which currently includes more than 120000 customers, over 100 million UC lines and 5 million CC users in over 180 countries. This solution…

Cherry Servers is one of the leading hosting companies in Europe since 2001. As IT market grows and changes constantly, demand for new services and infrastructure development is crucial. “After 2 and a half years of hard work and development, I can proudly say that we have finally launched our Bare Metal Cloud”, – says Artūras Lazejevas, CEO of Cherry Servers. “Before starting to pursue a new venture, we always ask ourselves if there’s a strong business case behind it. As of Bare Metal Cloud we found out that there are many customers who need to have cloud-like elasticity on bare metal machines, but want to avoid vendor lock-in that is so prevalent among hyperscale providers. We remove the redundant virtualization layer, while adding security and decreasing complexity of the infrastructure, which results in greater performance. With specialized infrastructure and hardware level control our customers get raw compute power that…

Singapore’s leading telecommunications company, Singtel, has launched their cutting-edge network automation platform called Liquid Infrastructure. The platform is designed to help enterprises configure their networks, bringing deployment control and agility to the next level. Singtel presents Liquid Infrastructure as the ideal solution to ease the digital transformation process for companies, and at the same time helping to manage their network resources, saving time and money. “With Liquid Infrastructure, Singtel revolutionises the way network services are delivered to enterprises. We have integrated software-based network services to this platform to provide a versatile, robust and scalable solution that delivers critical network services where and when they are needed. By having the control of connectivity in the hands of our customers, we facilitate their transformation to the digital era through a superior and more agile network deployment and management experience,” said the Vice President of Global Products at Singtel’s Group Enterprise,…

The secretary-general of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Zhao Houlin, explained at a press conference in Geneva, Switzerland, that infrastructure, investment, innovation and inclusion, or the “4 I’s”. Those pillars for information and communication technology (ICT) will be an obligation to reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), especially for the next ten years. Infrastructure are essential to hold any economy based on communication and high tech. The future of digital economy in sustainable cities, will largely be based on the capacity to construct strong equipments for those infrastructures, not only to connect people but also objects. Strong investments are fundamental for the development of ICT. In order to see progress on SDG, innovation in the domain of finance will be needed and a mix between public and private investors is one of the solutions. Opportunity is only possible with innovation, thus small companies that base their growth and survival…