SOURCE: FusionStorm


April 18, 2012 20:50 ET

At Risk Customers Saved by FusionStorm's New Cisco Unified Communications System Upgrade Program

Turnkey Program Gives Customers Access to FusionStorm's Expert Professional Services to Take Advantage of the Latest Communications and Collaboration Tools

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 18, 2012) - Cisco Partner Summit -- FusionStorm -- a National provider of IT consulting, technology solutions, cloud offerings and managed services through its "IT Delivered" model -- announced today that it is offering customers a unique opportunity to upgrade older versions of Cisco Unified Communications Manager.

Customer who rely upon Cisco Unified Communications Manager are at serious risk with older versions of the product now reaching end of life and/or end of support. By upgrading now, customers are ensured of continued product support.

The latest version of Cisco Unified Communications Manager has powerful new capabilities and operational advantages in a robust platform that delivers maximum return on investment. FusionStorm's turnkey upgrade program includes expert assessment and implementation services to minimize the impact on production environments.

"Cisco has continued to enhance Unified Communications Manager to reduce the cost and complexity of delivering advanced communication services," said FusionStorm CEO Dan Serpico. "Upgrading to the latest version enables customers to streamline operations, reduce risk and gain the competitive advantages of the latest in IP communications."

The latest version of Cisco Unified Communications Manager enables customers to virtualize their communications platform, improve resiliency and disaster recovery, and utilize Cisco's appliance deployment model for simplified installation, upgrades and patching. It also supports the latest IP phone sets and software features, and positions organizations to take advantage of advanced communication and collaboration tools.

"Upgrading from early versions of Cisco Unified Communications Manager can be challenging, particularly for customers that are running in a non-virtualized environment," said Tony Balistrieri, Vice President of Partner Strategy, FusionStorm. "FusionStorm's systematic methodology ensures that each upgrade will be successful with minimal disruption to the customer's operations. Customers can trust FusionStorm's Cisco certified engineers and voice specialists to ensure project success."

FusionStorm is a Cisco Gold Certified Partner and holds the Cisco Master Unified Communications Specialization Certification. The Master Unified Communications Specialization certifies that FusionStorm has in-depth technology skills and demonstrated customer success in sophisticated, value-added Cisco Unified Communications solutions. With years of experience in unified communications, FusionStorm's team of Cisco certified network engineers and voice specialists are uniquely qualified to help organizations upgrade their Cisco Unified Communications platforms.

FuionStorm will provide a preliminary quote that includes hardware, software, licensing, maintenance and FusionStorm professional services. A FusionStorm engineer will then conduct a readiness assessment designed to identify the customer's unique requirements and potential risks. A high-level UC Upgrade Readiness Assessment report is included at no charge.

For more information, call 800.228.TECH or visit

About FusionStorm
FusionStorm -- "IT Delivered" -- is a national provider of IT consulting, technology solutions and 24x7 cloud/managed services for enterprises of all sizes. The company assists organizations by providing complete solutions for system infrastructure, storage, networking, IP communications, security, database, disaster recovery, cloud computing, managed hosting and managed services, both onsite and in FusionStorm data centers.

FusionStorm, the FusionStorm logo and "IT Delivered" are trademarks or registered trademarks of FusionStorm in the United States and other countries.

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