Westcon Group, a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center, and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers, today announced that its Comstor business unit has signed a new partnership with collab9. The agreement empowers resellers to develop significant new revenue streams based on cloud-based collaboration technology from Cisco.
Built on the Cisco® Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS) platform, collab9 is ideally suited for Comstor s Cisco® Advanced Collaboration Architecture Specialization (ACAS) and Advanced Unified Communications (AUC) partners. The Cisco® powered service ensures rapid market entry for cloud-based collaboration, while eliminating costly investments in data center start-up, hardware/software, personnel, 7x24 NOC requirements, and the audit and authorization process.
This agreement is a key component of Comstor s Cloud Distribution Services (CCDS) aimed at facilitating new cloud provider service offerings through our award-winning distribution model, said Geoff Fancher, Senior Vice President, Comstor US. By accessing one of the most advanced collaboration technologies based on a feature-rich unified communications platform partners can put the power of the cloud to work and grow their business.
collab9 s secure next-generation cloud-based communications solution is built on the market success of Cisco HCS. The award-winning Cisco platform is an end-to-end solution ensuring partners create powerful cloud services based on a broad range of premier collaboration technologies -- including Unified Communications (UC), voice, presence, Cisco TelePresence® video and Cisco WebEx®. Channel partners can now offer full Cisco® Collaboration functionality in one predictable user-based subscription model, allowing cloud migration with confidence.
At collab9, we ve taken the Cisco powered HCS solution to the next level -- adding redundant data centers, existing legacy PBX integration and Internet support to create a highly secure solution that streamlines business communications and collaboration, said Kevin Schatzle, CEO of collab9. The addition of Comstor as a value added distributor will enable VARs and MSPs to add significant value to their business and leverage the Cisco-branded and powered solution to their portfolio of cloud offerings, while complementing existing capabilities in on-site professional services and customer support.