RYE BROOK, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Broadview Networks, a network-based business communications provider, today announced the nationwide availability of Cloud Computing Services, a suite of fully-managed enterprise-grade business software and infrastructure applications hosted in the cloud and tailored for the small and medium-sized business (SMB) market.
Broadview’s cloud-based services target the growing opportunity for Software as a Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Both SaaS and IaaS allow companies to move software, applications, storage and server hardware that support critical business operations off-site, which can improve the availability, security and compliance of their data and applications while reducing their total cost of ownership. In addition, SaaS and IaaS allow customers to focus their efforts on their own mission-critical business needs instead of dealing with software and hardware upgrades and maintenance.
Broadview Cloud Computing Services expands the company’s portfolio of cloud offerings to include individual and bundled packages of subscription-based software and infrastructure services. Businesses will be able to access not only the most popular productivity software, including hosted versions of Microsoft Exchange®, Microsoft Office®, Microsoft SharePoint® and other Microsoft products over the Internet, but also hundreds of other business applications. For mobile and remote workers, Broadview provides packages that incorporate a robust set of mobility and teleworker features.
The company’s cloud-based infrastructure offering includes a full suite of back-up tools for desktop and server data, enabling a complete solution for disaster avoidance and rapid recovery. Both virtualized and dedicated server solutions are available and capable of supporting most business applications. Broadview will deliver these infrastructure services in either a traditional client/server configuration or a virtualized environment. Virtualized solutions offer unique advantages to customers in a broad range of business verticals, including those in healthcare and financial services, ensuring that these companies meet their strict security, compliance and administrative requirements.
Technology industry research firm IDC forecasts indicate that SaaS will be a $56 billion industry globally by 2014, with the majority of this revenue coming from North America. Moreover, IDC estimates that, in the SMB segment, less than 10% of small businesses were using cloud-based software or infrastructure services in 2010, with the potential for significant growth in this market segment over the next five years.
“We are confident that cloud-based services will deliver unparalleled benefits to our customers. They will have the benefit of the most advanced technologies, highly reliable and available networks and scalability on demand. In addition, our cloud services will enable secure access to applications, solid disaster recovery capabilities and vastly improved economics,” said Brian Crotty, chief operating officer at Broadview Networks. “By moving communications, software and infrastructure services to a cloud environment, SMBs can keep the focus on running their business without having to invest scarce capital in IT, telecom, additional technical personnel and back office operations.”
Broadview has seen firsthand how the adoption of cloud-based services can make a difference for businesses. As a leader in the hosted IP phone business, Broadview is extending that expertise to the desktop software application and server markets. Broadview’s Cloud Computing Services offer compelling reasons for companies to consider the cloud, even for applications as basic as e-mail. “Broadview can improve the economics of many applications, including e-mail, with a cloud-based approach that will be transparent to users,” said Crotty.
Broadview guarantees a highly secure environment for all hosted applications in SAS 70 Type II-certified data centers—an auditing standard that demonstrates compliance with the highest level of controls and safeguards for service providers that host or process data belonging to their customers. Due to the redundancy and resilience of the SAS 70 Type II certification, customers can be assured of category-leading four nines (99.99%) uptime service level agreements (SLAs) for all Cloud Computing Services.
When Cloud Computing Services are paired with Broadview’s OfficeSuite Hosted IP phone solutions, companies can ensure disaster avoidance and recovery for their mission-critical communications and business applications.
More information about Broadview Networks’ Cloud Computing Services is available online at www.broadviewnet.com/cloud.
About Broadview Networks www.broadviewnet.com Broadview Networks is a network-based business communications provider serving customers nationwide. It provides the total solution for business communications, including all distance voice communications, premises-based and patented hosted VoIP systems and data services encompassing VPN- and MPLS-enabled applications, traditional telephone hardware, high-speed Internet services, a full suite of managed services and a range of professional services. Broadview also provides an innovative portfolio of bundled, hosted IP phone and cloud computing services designed to meet the unique application requirements of diverse workforce groups. Its customers benefit from award-winning customer service, including a web-based account management tool and a primary point-of-contact for real-time, personal customer care.
Broadview is a control investment of MCG Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: MCGC). Its largest investors are MCG Capital, Baker Capital and New Enterprise Associates.