Alcatel-Lucent Enteprise, Europe have recognised that innovation towards an application based cloud infrastructure is essential to maintain competitiveness and have selected Switch Communications to help them make the transition from a hardware vendor to a application services business.
Following a competitive tender process where over 30 businesses were approached Switch Communications were selected as the first European partner to build a bespoke multi-tenanted cloud based hosted voice infrastructure utilising the Alcatel-Lucent OpenTouch platform.
Switch have been providing virtualised cloud based platforms from our data centres in London for many years and feel that this partnership cements the industry view of Switch as a true enabler of cloud based technology. Robin Brown, Commercial Director for Switch comments: “Alcatel-Lucent have, in selecting Switch, engaged a business with a deep heritage in this industry and particular experience in how to deliver converged voice and data networks in the cloud and based on a virtualised server environment”. Brown continued “Our platforms and core network are designed to support cloud based infrastructure projects and we look forward to providing the test bed and research and development platforms to ensure this project delivers true changes within our industry”.