ShoreTel Connect HYBRID allows moving communications cloud

ShoreTel (NASDAQ: SHOR) has rolled out ShoreTel Connect HYBRID Sites in North America, which enables companies to mix and match Connect ONSITE and Connect CLOUD services and applications across multiple locations, the company said.

ShoreTel Connect HYBRID Sites provides a flexible communications solution that allows companies to move at their own pace and as their business needs dictate to full and mixed cloud deployments, while protecting existing communications investments.

ShoreTel Connect can be configured multiple ways and across multiple geographies to fit with individual company growth and business models; ensuring that what companies select today will grow with them as their needs change in the future.

ShoreTel is offering its customers maximum flexibility in consuming Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS). “Many customers want to take advantage of UCaaS capabilities, and at the same time they want to leverage their existing assets and business processes,” said Eugenia Corrales, senior vice president of product at ShoreTel. “Businesses now have the flexibility to optimize communications services and applications while migrating payments to a subscription-based model.”

ShoreTel Connect HYBRID Sites provides automated directory synchronization, a common dial plan that allows extension-to-extension dialing, and feature parity for the mixed deployment model, all in a highly secure manner.

ShoreTel provides simple unified communications (UC) products, cloud services and IP phone systems powering today´s always-on workforce. It is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and has regional offices and partners worldwide.