Avaya Enters Strategic Partnership with Microsoft to Deliver Avaya OneCloud™ Solutions on Microsoft Azure
"Our strategic partnership with Microsoft is an important milestone in our continued transformation to a cloud business model," said David Austin, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Alliances, Avaya. "The global scale of Microsoft helps ensure that our joint customers rapidly deploy Avaya OneCloud solutions in any cloud environment of their choice with speed, agility and cost competitiveness. This represents a tremendous opportunity for customers to accelerate their journey to the cloud, and a tremendous opportunity for Avaya to expand our go-to-market reach through the co-selling efforts we have identified with our trusted partner."
"Many of our largest customers have standardized on Avaya communications solutions, and offering Avaya OneCloud on Microsoft Azure gives them an additional opportunity to benefit from their investments while accelerating their cloud migration," said Casey McGee, Vice President, Global ISV Partner Sales, Microsoft. "Together, we are working to help customers around the world transform their businesses, and drive digital transformation and implement workload migration initiatives more rapidly. This is a significant opportunity, particularly for Microsoft customers as they move more workloads to Azure."
"The addition of Avaya OneCloud to the Microsoft Azure Marketplace provides customers with the agility to create communications and collaboration experiences using the public, private or hybrid cloud delivery approaches to offer the broadest range of options to fit an organization’s needs," said R "Ray" Wang, CEO of Constellation Research, Inc. "By partnering with Microsoft on both enablement and go-to-market, Avaya gains expanded customer reach and a significant new influencing channel to broadcast its unique agility and experience proposition. Further, organizations gain the benefit of expertise from these two global leaders to advance their innovation agenda."
This news builds on Avaya’s longstanding relationship with Microsoft. Together Avaya, Microsoft and Nuance provide true integration, spanning not just the contact center application itself but also the underlying communication platforms. Avaya OneCloud CCaaS customers have increased customer insight via CRM data maintained within Dynamics 365, and benefit from Microsoft’s powerful AI capabilities via Azure Cognitive Services. Later this year, Avaya expects to further expand OneCloud CCaaS capabilities with Microsoft Teams integration, allowing customers to more broadly use the expertise and knowledge of their entire organization in servicing customers via the contact center.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
Date Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2022
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