CDW has come up with a new solution offering termed CDW Cloud Collaboration — players in the enterprise world are increasingly turning to the cloud to help customers achieve their objectives. One such firm is CDW, which This new offering complements its Unified Communications and collaboration capabilities.
It provides access anywhere, any time, on any device. Delivered on a virtualized architecture, it enables you to support collaboration services without compromising security, flexibility and management or application functionality—all while freeing up your IT staff to work on other initiatives. We get it. And with access to industry-leading technology like Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solutions, we have what you need to transition to a cloud-based solution.
It is powered by the Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS) and encompasses a variety of communication tools and technologies, including voice and voicemail, mobility, video conferencing, contact center services, instant messaging and presence. The product uses Unified Communication tools from Cisco systems, and mates them to CDW's managed services to deliver a seamless experience that doesn't suffer from many of the regular drawbacks to a traditional UC rollout. For instance, the fact that CDW hosts this service at their 485,000-square-foot Tier IV facility means that if should you experience any unexpected usage spike in your services, they'll be more than able to handle to surge.  Matter of fact, CDW boats of "four nines of uptime", which means they're up 99.99% of the time.
CDW is a certified Cisco Partner holding the Cloud Builder, Master Unified Communications Specialized, Master Security, Master Managed Services and Master Video Specialized certifications between others, with more than 4,000 Unified Communications deployments in ten years. Furthermore, it now boasts of its own Tier III-IV facility to host its service, which is spread over a 485,000 square-foot area. The company claims that this data canter runs 8.2 megawatts of power to carry out state-of-the-art virtualization, storage and optimization facilities.
Turning to the cloud has opened up unique challenges in the security realm, and providers need to take that aspect very seriously. A key challenge for CDW is to address these concerns to prevent dangerous compromises. The company has set its focus on virtualized architecture with the aim of providing collaboration services with adequate security and flexibility. Perhaps among the top reassurances for customers is the presence of 50 Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts on board at CDW to look after cloud-based implementations — what can be more exciting than having technology driven by the finest brains around!

Throughout the above information CDW has experts that span throughout a range of IT solutions. No matter your business size or technology needs CDW has an expert and solution for you! You can read more about CDW right from the experts on CDW’s Solutions blog.

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