Because of the importance of cutting costs and increasing productivity in today’s fast-moving and ever-evolving world, the lure of cloud communications has never been stronger. However, in spite of the cloud’s numerous advantages, there are still significant challenges that need to be addressed, including how to migrate to the cloud while preserving on-premises connectivity with local service providers.AudioCodes Mediant 800 CCE and Mediant Server CCE appliances rise effortlessly to this challenge, bundling AudioCodes field-proven session border controllers (SBCs) and media gateways into a single elegantly packaged 1U chassis. They seamlessly integrate with Skype for Business Cloud Connector Edition recommended architectures, and are easy to deploy and manage. The Mediant 800 CCE appliance is certified for Microsoft Skype for Business Online and is now shown in the Microsoft product catalog. So let’s have a look at the top 10 reasons why you really should think about using AudioCodes Mediant CCE appliances.
- A broad portfolio of quality products.
AudioCodes Mediant CCE appliances are made up of well-known, tried and tested products in the AudioCodes portfolio. You can be confident that these Microsoft-qualified platforms will deliver enterprise-grade security and reliability that you can count on, time and again.
- Two feature-packed models to choose from, depending on your deployment needs.
AudioCodes Mediant CCE appliances share common functionality but provide different concurrent session capacities, so you can be sure that you’ll find a model that suits your needs. Whatever your business’s size and connectivity requirements, we’ve got you covered.
- Very easy to install.
The powerful and intuitive installation wizard is designed to get you up and running in around two hours. No need to bring in a PowerShell expert who will cost you valuable time and money.
- Simple to monitor and operate.
An easy to understand dashboard clearly shows you everything that’s happening and lets you configure your Mediant CCE appliance without needing to use PowerShell scripts. In addition, the appliances are natively integrated with the AudioCodes One Voice Operations Center (OVOC), so you don't have to tie up financial and human resources in developing proprietary monitoring tools.
- Easy to update and upgrade.
The AudioCodes wizard and dashboard have automatic Cloud Connector Edition version detection and self-adjustment for forward and backward compatibility. This makes it easy to schedule updates and upgrades, including on a per site basis. Again, all this can be done without ever having to write a single PowerShell script.
- The AudioCodes Helpdesk and the Microsoft Office 365 Service Operations Center have integrated support procedures.
AudioCodes is certified by Microsoft to provide support for the Skype for Business Cloud Connector Edition. This collaborative approach assures that any technical issues that might arise can be dealt with very quickly, bringing you real peace of mind.
- Effective High Availability (HA) configuration functionality.
The Mediant CCE appliances support HA configuration, which can be easily set up using the AudioCodes wizard. They also support SBC floating licenses. Importantly, the Microsoft live upgrade process does not negatively affect your service or traffic.
- Part of an advanced Cloud PBX Networking Solution.
The Mediant CCE appliances natively integrate with AudioCodes Routing Manager (ARM) topologies, enabling global call routing and policy enforcement to be centrally managed from a single location. The appliances also include support for the One Voice Resiliency (OVR) cloud resiliency solution, bringing you a level of dependability that you know you can rely on.
No matter what your capacity needs are, AudioCodes Mediant CCE appliances represent excellent value for money. If keeping the cost down is a priority for you, then you’ve come to the right place.
- Available on an OpEx pay-as-you-go basis for trials.
The Mediant 800 CCE appliance is included in the AudioCodes Go Cloud offer. Go Cloud makes it simple and risk free for you to trial Microsoft Cloud PBX. You also get 9x5 support, Cloud PBX certified AudioCodes 440HD IP Phones, and IP Phone Manager Express for provisioning. You can stop anytime and just return the equipment. All this for one convenient and transparent monthly fee. What have you got to lose?