Ribbon Communications has introduced its Next Generation Intelligent Edge portfolio, which includes the new EdgeMarc 6000. The comprehensive cloud and premises solutions portfolio securely connects and enhances enterprise voice and data applications, including Microsoft Teams, while delivering service assurance, advanced analytics, security, policy and routing capabilities for cloud communications applications.
“Our Next Generation Intelligent Edge portfolio gives managed service providers the ability to offer their business customers one of the broadest portfolio of Microsoft-certified enterprise edge solutions on the market,” said Patrick Joggerst, EVP of Business Development and Chief Marketing Officer for Ribbon. “In addition to delivering business-class data and voice services, it allows them to significantly reduce total cost of ownership by having the ability to centrally provision, secure, monitor, manage and troubleshoot their UCaaS, SIP Trunking and Direct Routing service offerings.”
Joggerst added, “The portfolio’s advanced resiliency, traffic prioritisation and remote monitoring capabilities combined with management from Ribbon’s EdgeView Service Control Center allow service providers to adhere to service level agreements in their managed offerings.”
At the centerpiece of the portfolio is Ribbon’s EdgeMarc 6000, a transformational platform for voice and data network functions. The EdgeMarc 6000 physically connects existing enterprise communications infrastructure and has the capacity to run containerised network functions.
“We selected the Ribbon Intelligent Edge solution because it allowed us to deploy reliable, state-of-the art edge devices at our customer sites and offer Microsoft Teams Direct Routing as a Service,” said Gary Forrest, Chief Executive Officer of Pure-IP. “We are a longtime Ribbon customer and it is due in large part to the robust and innovative solutions they keep delivering like their new Next Generation Intelligent Edge offering. It allows rapidly growing service providers like Pure-IP to attract new and retain existing enterprise customers by offering the latest in real-time communications with advanced analytics and security technology.”
“Enterprises are coming to see the edge as an extension of the data center, want to manage functions there the way they do in data center or cloud, and so are looking for containerised, all-software solutions for all communications and security functions,” said John E. Burke, Principal Research Analyst and CIO with Nemertes Research. “Ribbon aims to provide just such a holistic, software-based solution to delivering and securing enterprise communications at the edge to meet the ever more complex needs of service providers and enterprises.”
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