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For real-time communications, there’s never been a better time to consider the cloud
By: Rich DeFabritus
Feb. 28, 2017 08:30 AM
Five Reasons to Move Real-Time Communications into the Cloud
There are some enterprise applications that were born to be in the cloud. Customer relationship management (CRM) applications were an early favorite because salespeople (the primary consumers of CRM) are decentralized and mobile. Web applications and personal data storage are also ideal cloud applications because they allow enterprises to scale up easily while driving down costs. Enterprises have held on to their communications, however, making it one of the last applications to move into the cloud.
Enterprises are now waking up to the fact that some people were born to use the cloud - specifically, those born in the 1980s and known as millennials. Millennials will soon make up more than half of the U.S. workforce and, for them, mobility and decentralization aren't the exception, they're the rule. As employees, millennials don't want their communications tied to their office, their desk or even to a single mobile device. They want a communications experience that moves seamlessly between places, devices and applications - and cloud-based unified communications (UC) gives them that experience.
But the "millennial mandate" isn't the only reason to consider the cloud, as the following five reasons illustrate.
Reason #1: Clouds Give You Better Performance
Reason #2: Clouds Are Naturally Resilient
Reason #3: Clouds Are Secure
Reason #4: The Cloud Gives You More Features
Reason #5: The Cloud Provides More Insight
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Whatever cloud they choose, enterprises will also need a session border controller (SBC) to securely connect their network to the public cloud and/or their private cloud to the Internet. SBCs are a gateway to the cloud that supports the cloud experience including load balancing, security, intelligent routing, data collection and interworking between different devices and different networks. With the trend in data centers toward virtualization, enterprises would do well to consider implementing virtualized SBCs in their network, as this will allow them to centralize the SBC functionality in their data center (versus deploying an SBC at each physical office location) and deliver flexible capacity as SBC resources can be shared and shifted to handle changing workload demands.
For real-time communications, there's never been a better time to consider the cloud. Whether you choose to move everything into the cloud or just one aspect of your communications (e.g., call center), it's a move that more enterprises will be making over the next five years.
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