ConnectSolutions Launches Managed Private Cloud for Microsoft Lync for Enterprise and Government Introductory offer help organizations be more agile in the cloud and take the first step toward launching an enterprise-wide unified communications solution.

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ConnectSolutions (www.connectsolutions.com), a leading provider of unified communication and conferencing solutions has released the first-ever Managed Private Cloud for Microsoft Lync, an enterprise-class offering specifically designed for large, global organizations. As part of its introductory launch, ConnectSolutions is offering a 1,000-person department rollout of Microsoft Lync for $10 per user per month.* This helps an organization's end-users and IT staff acclimate to Microsoft Lync in a safe, phased approach before deploying enterprise-wide.

The Managed Private Cloud for Microsoft Lync is deployed on ConnectSolutions' enterprise-class UC3 Platform, a reliable, scalable and secure platform that runs unified communications and conferencing applications in the cloud. The company operates out of five global data centers and delivers FISMA-compliant offerings that meet the stringent security requirements of the federal government. ConnectSolutions' Orion Services team ensures that Microsoft Lync is architected to fit into existing IT infrastructure as well as provides support and training which leads to rapid enterprise adoption.

With its cloud offering, ConnectSolutions helps organizations realize the productivity gains and reduced communication costs provided with Microsoft Lync in weeks, not months or years – without the capital infrastructure investment and dedicated IT resources otherwise required. Organizations with enterprise-license agreements (ELA) can use the Microsoft licenses they have already purchased.

"Our clients are excited about Microsoft Lync and the benefits of unified communications, but they've asked us for a faster, easier way to get started," says Michael Fitzpatrick, President & CEO. "By delivering integrated UC applications on the UC3 Platform, we alleviate the headaches associated with managing it themselves. We've already built the complex global infrastructure and resolved the IT challenges associated with large-scale communications deployments. Now, we can extend these benefits to our clients in the cloud which helps IT teams be more agile."

About ConnectSolutions

ConnectSolutions is a leading private-cloud service provider of Unified-Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) solutions for large enterprise and government organizations. ConnectSolutions deploys best-of-breed communication, conferencing, and collaboration applications on a secure, reliable, and scalable platform and offers convenient, per-seat purchasing plans. Contact: Matt Hendrickson, VP Marketing, matth@connectsolutions.com, 510-530-3516.

* Expires 1/31/2012.Limited offer for enterprise and government organizations while capacity is available. Enterprise voice capabilities and Microsoft Lync licenses are sold separately.

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