MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Intermedia, a one-stop shop for cloud IT services, today announced that Regency Centers has chosen Intermedia Private Cloud to integrate and customize existing business applications to help scale their business as they grow.
Regency Centers, a national owner, operator and developer of 321 grocery-anchored retail centers, needed a secure, dedicated platform that would integrate their custom archiving, unified messaging and email signature solution with Hosted Exchange while still meeting their legal, business and branding requirements.
"In 2010 we moved from an internally hosted Exchange environment to Intermedia's Hosted Exchange. As our company grew, we needed a way to effortlessly integrate Symantec LiveOffice, Cisco Unity Connection and eMailSignature with our email solution. We were reluctant to give up the reliability, support and ease of management we came to rely on with Intermedia's Hosted Exchange," said Dale Johnston, Chief Information Officer at Regency Centers. "Intermedia Private Cloud gave us the best of both worlds. We get the control and flexibility of a dedicated environment that integrates with Hosted Exchange and is tailor-made to address our IT specific needs."
Working closely alongside Intermedia's dedicated project team, Regency Centers was able to integrate Hosted Exchange with its existing business applications. This required agents to run on the Exchange server and a VPN tunnel connecting to the software applications running either in a third-party cloud or at Regency's data center.
The customization and integration of these services allows Regency employees to respond to customer inquiries and requests in a more timely and efficient manner, while increasing business productivity. The transition to private cloud also allowed the company to upgrade to Exchange 2010, giving employees access to the enhanced Outlook Web Access console, further helping to boost efficiency.
Provisioning Intermedia's Private Cloud was quick and seamless. The process took 30 days from start to finish, including platform configuration, testing and the two-day mailbox migration.
"Companies with advanced customization and integration needs are increasingly realizing the benefits of moving to a private, single-tenant environment for increased flexibility," said Jonathan McCormick, Intermedia's Chief Operating Officer. "Regency Centers demonstrates the value that organizations can uncover in a dedicated environment. With Intermedia Private Cloud, Regency has the customization and integration capabilities they need to successfully run their business – backed by the enterprise-grade security, reliability and 24/7 support they've grown to rely on with Hosted Exchange."
To learn more about how Intermedia Private Cloud gave Regency Centers the benefits of hosting with specialized integration, read the full case study.
Intermedia is a one-stop shop for cloud business applications. Its Office in the Cloud™ suite integrates the essential IT services that SMBs need to do business, including email, voice, file syncing and sharing, conferencing, instant messaging, identity and access management, mobility, security and archiving. Office in the Cloud goes beyond unified communications to encompass a wide breadth of fundamental IT services, delivered by a single provider.
Think of Office in the Cloud as your "Business Cloud Platform." Intermedia's services are integrated into its HostPilot® Control Panel. There's just one login, one password, one bill and one source of support, which creates significant cross-service efficiencies for both users and IT administrators. Intermedia offers enterprise-grade security, a 99.999% uptime service level agreement and 24/7 phone support with typical hold times of less than 60 seconds.
Intermedia serves over 65,000 businesses and has more than 5,500 active partners, including VARs, MSPs, telcos and cable companies. Its award-winning Partner Program lets partners sell under their own brand with control over billing, pricing and other elements of their customer relationships. Intermedia is the world's largest independent provider of hosted Exchange.
Intermedia has over 700 employees worldwide who manage numerous datacenters to power its Office in the Cloud—and who work to deliver customers and partners Intermedia's Worry-Free Experience™.
About Regency Centers Corporation (NYSE: REG)
With more than 50 years of experience, Regency is the preeminent national owner, operator and developer of high-quality, grocery-anchored neighborhood and community shopping centers. The Company's portfolio of 321 retail properties encompasses over 43 million square feet located in top markets throughout the United States, including co-investment partnerships. Regency has developed 219 shopping centers since 2000, representing an investment at completion of more than $3 billion. Operating as a fully integrated real estate company, Regency is a qualified real estate investment trust that is self-administered and self-managed.
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