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March 24, 2011
Business VoIP Seller Apptix Announces Partnership with Quest Software
Business VoIP
By David Sims, TMCnet Contributing Editor

Apptix, best known as a seller of hosted business VoIP communication services including Unified Communications and other offerings including VoIP announced a partnership with Quest Software (News - Alert), a provider of just the sort of migration and management products Apptix was interested in.

With this deal Apptix finds an experienced partner they can relate to, when it comes to products. David Ehrhardt (News - Alert), Apptix president and CEO, noted that with “more than 30 million mailbox migrations under its wing, Quest brings the needed balance of experience and on-boarding expertise for Apptix.”

More specifically, Quest’s tools what company officials describe as “automated updates, direct synchronization of mailboxes, calendars, and public folders, comprehensive administrative management tools, and a distributed architecture to simplify the manual, time-intensive tasks associated with managing Exchange servers.”

As a result of the partnership, Apptix officials say, the Quest products will be used to “make it easy for customers of all sizes on any platform to transition to Apptix hosted business communication services.”

Recently, TMC (News - Alert) wrote that Apptix joined the IntelePeer partner program: “Thanks to the pact, Apptix now includes IntelePeer (News - Alert) SIP Trunking services as part of its cloud-based communications and collaboration services, which includes hosted VoIP and e-mail, Secure IM with presence, and collaboration.”

The addition of IntelePeer's SIP trunking and e911 (News - Alert) services, TMC wrote it “Would help Apptix to enhance its hosting portfolio by offering Unified Communications products that combines Apptix's hosted services with real-time voice communications capabilities.”

Apptix has had great success using Quest in the past, so the partnership makes sense. Just over the past year, in fact, company officials say, they’ve “completed over 200,000 mailbox migrations, including the successful transition of a customer with over 110,000 users. Apptix moved as many as 9,000 users in one week and over 25,000 in a single month” using Quest’s tools.

As part of the deal, Apptix will standardize on Quest’s assessment, migration, and management tools for business communication deployments, said Michael Sotnick, vice president, worldwide channels and alliances, Quest Software.

David Sims is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of David’s articles, please visit his columnist page. He also blogs for TMCnet here.

Edited by Charles West

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