Nectar solutions to be offered for UC monitoring, management and diagnostics
Farmingdale, NY – May 5, 2015 – Nectar Services Corp., a leader in the development of network monitoring and management software for voice, video, data, and advanced applications for the Unified Communications (UC) industry, announced today it has been selected as one of only three partners to deliver IT pro tools for Skype for Business deployments.
As an IT pro tools partner for Skype for Business, Nectar offers a portfolio of solutions that address various stages of the Skype for Business lifecycle. Nectar’s Unified Communications Management Platform (UCMP) is certified for Skype for Business and Lync by Microsoft as a UC monitoring solution. As a Skype for Business IT Pro Tools partner, Nectar is well positioned to deliver solutions in five categories across the Skype for Business IT Pro Tools lifecycle. Microsoft selected Nectar as an IT pro tools partner based on its proven UC management product expertise, deep experience with Skype for Business and Lync, and proficiency in enterprise voice and video.
“Skype for Business IT pro tools partners help customers to accelerate their adoption of Skype for Business and achieve operational excellence,” said Ilya Bukshteyn, Group Program Manager, Skype for Business Services at Microsoft. “We are pleased to see Nectar offer UCMP to help streamline Skype for Business deployments.”
”Nectar’s UCMP solution helps enterprises and managed service providers effectively monitor and manage the ongoing operations of Skype for Business deployments,” stated Tom Tuttle, V.P. Microsoft Practice for Nectar. “Nectar provides real-time insight of Skype for Business and Lync Quality of Service with our unique monitoring and diagnostics technology leveraging the Microsoft SDN API. We have the ability to look across the entire Skype for Business ecosystem and correlate critical data, enabling partners and customers alike, to take proactive steps to address issues and help ensure the best user experience.”
Unique capabilities of Nectar’s UCMP for Skype for Business that benefit Microsoft IT pros include:
- Proactive monitoring/alerting reduces the time to isolate and resolve issues, to help ensure service availability for a Skype for Business/Lync deployment.
- Real-time feedback on poor voice or video quality experiences empowers enterprises to proactively take corrective action, thus accelerating deployment and the intended ROI from a Skype for Business platform decision.
- Multi-vendor support that allows enterprises to invest in a solution that will support them today and for the foreseeable future as they migrate off their legacy platform onto Skype for Business
UC industry consultant Jim Burton, CEO of CTlink and founder of UC Strategies, commented further, “The naming of Nectar as an IT pro tools partner for Skype for Business is a real nod to the investment and deep development that Nectar has made into enhancing the Skype for Business and Lync user experience. This offering will empower the Microsoft channel with a qualified and comprehensive true end-to-end network monitoring and diagnostics solution.”
Nectar is demonstrating its advanced UC network monitoring and management software solutions at Microsoft Ignite this week, booth number 424.
About Nectar Services Corp.
Nectar delivers business value by developing innovative solutions that arm IT organizations with actionable information that helps to adapt to change, manage complexity, and deliver quantifiable ROI reporting for their Unified Communications investments. Our flagship offering, the Unified Communications Management Platform (UCMP) improves service delivery across integrated voice, data, video and application solutions by providing critical performance information. Armed with this knowledge, IT pros now have the foundation to align IT initiatives with business objectives, free up critical resources and transform their infrastructure into a valuable business asset. Visit www.nectarcorp.com for more information.