Internet2 NET+ SIP Program with Hosted PBX Offers Lower Total Cost of Ownership to Internet2 Members than Other Cloud Offerings
A new case study available today from Constellation Research shows that SIP Services – facilitated by Internet2 and powered by Aastra Clearspan® -- deliver a lower total cost of ownership than equivalent cloud-based offerings and comparable total cost of ownership with premise-based communications solutions. The study compares proposal responses for 13 different communications solutions, some premise-based and some cloud solutions. The proposal was for a 2,000 person, multi-location, unified communications solution and five-year costs were normalized to enable an accurate comparison.
Several universities are deploying SIP Services and working together to further develop features and functionality tuned to work particularly well in a research and education environment. The early adopter campuses include Texas A&M University, Tulane University, and University of Maryland, Baltimore County with general availability to all eligible campuses spring 2013.
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