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Red River-Cisco Partnership Launches UCaaS; Carl De Groote Quoted

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Carl De Groote
Carl De Groote Federal VP Cisco

Red River has launched Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) in partnership with Cisco, Red River reported on Thursday. The companies’ offering features an integrated collaboration infrastructure for voice and video calling, messaging and mobility.

“The investment in Cisco’s three cloud platforms – HCS-D, UCM Cloud and UCM Cloud for Government – as well as Red River’s proven track record of deploying and managing Cisco solutions, solidifies Red River as a key partner in our unified collaboration strategy,” said Carl De Groote, vice president of Federal at Cisco.

Red River has integrated a variety of Cisco offerings, including Cisco’s Unified Communications Manager Cloud (UCM Cloud) and UCM Cloud for Government. Red River has leveraged UCM Cloud to host the collaboration domains and tools in Cisco’s data centers. The UCaaS offering also includes local and long-distance calling delivered by Red River. 

Red River will deliver tiered Managed Services for end-user support, system administration and security. The offering includes secure cloud gateways in three time zones to provide geographic redundancy.

“Our UCaaS portfolio gives our enterprise, government and defense customers a comprehensive solution to support today’s evolving collaboration needs, while simultaneously enabling business and mission success,” said Tim Rod, CTO at Red River

As a Cisco partner, Red River is authorized to offer their Hosted Collaboration Solutions for Defense (HCS-D) to its customers. HCS-D provides cloud-based, unified communications and collaboration applications within a highly secure, virtualized platform under a centralized management system. 

The applications include Impact Level 5 certified voice, video, instant messaging, presence and conferencing to deliver secure collaboration. “This alignment of partnerships between Red River and Cisco brings a new level of excitement to both companies, as we bring modern, secure and flexible collaboration tools to market,” Rod added. 

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