Ensim Announces Major Upgrade of Unify Service Delivery Platform for Hosted IP and Application Services
3.0 Release Provides New Features, Platform Hardening and Scalability Improvements to Address Wide-Scale Adoption and Simplified Deployment of Converged Services
Sunnyvale, California — February 21, 2006 – – Ensim Corporation, the leading supplier of service enablement and automation software for Hosted IP and Application Services, today announced a major upgrade of its service delivery platform, Ensim Unify 3.0. This latest release of Ensim’s comprehensive multi-service delivery platform for Web, VoIP, Messaging and Collaboration services includes a host of new features and platform enhancements to simplify and speed the delivery of converged hosted services.
Ensim Unify is the industry’s first widely deployed and proven service delivery platform, enabling service providers to centrally create, control and deliver hosted IP and application services. Based on a highly modular, scalable and extensible carrier-grade architecture and developed in close collaboration with Microsoft, Ensim Unify is specifically designed to address the most critical business and operational challenges of deploying and reselling hosted services, including:
- Centralized resource management and flow through provisioning of multiple services
- Empowering end users and partners with role-based delegated administration and access
- Seamless management and creation of multi-tier reseller sales channels
- Monitoring and metering of service moves, adds and changes for billing and reporting purposes
Ensim Unify 3.0 features more than fifteen pre-configured IP and application services, called Unify Service Managers. Unify’s pre-packaged Service Managers enable carriers to rapidly create, bundle and launch revenue-generating hosted services, such as hosted Microsoft Exchange and Windows-based web hosting, at lower cost and with unmatched reliability, flexibility and speed. Unify 3.0 has also been updated to conform to the current versions of both the Microsoft Solution for Hosted Messaging and Collaboration Version 3.5 and the Microsoft Solution for Windows-based Hosting Version 3.5.
“Since replacing our in-house solution with Ensim Unify, TELUS has been able to automate many aspects of our Hosted Exchange and Windows SharePoint Services offering targeted at SMB customers. Through Ensim, we have been able to quickly meet our customer's increasing demand for new features and capabilities, while lowering our operational costs,” said Nathan Pitka, Director Product Marketing at TELUS. “The new features, scalability and extensibility provided in Unify 3.0 will enable us to continue to rapidly grow our business and further improve our first to market advantage.”
“With the Microsoft Solution for Hosted Messaging and Collaboration Version 3.5, service providers gain new revenue streams and improve customer satisfaction through a rich set of messaging and collaboration applications,” said Pascal Martin, general manager of Worldwide Hosting at Microsoft Corp. “ Ensim’s latest release of Unify continues to provide our industry partners with the key capabilities they need to speed deployment and maintain a tight rein on cost.”
Highlights and Enhancements in Ensim Unify 3.0 include:
Scalability and Integration – Extensive testing, updates and optimization of the core platform have resulted in a 10x improvement in performance and scalability
Usage Monitoring and Reporting – Enhanced configuration of alerts and notifications, configurable thresholds for resource quotas and advanced search capabilities provide fine-grain control over monitoring and reporting.
Simplified Administration User Interface – A new UI provides simplified access to the most commonly used administrative functions. Users can specify their preference to view the new or classic UI, or toggle between the different views at anytime.
Resource Management and Overselling – Unify’s resource management can now be configured (if enabled), to oversell/oversubscribe a given resource or service for more efficient utilization of existing server capacity.
Unify Service Manager Updates – All Service Managers benefit from the core platform enhancements as well as several new service-specific features, and have been updated to support hosting the following applications:
- Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
- Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 2.0
- Microsoft Live Communications Server 2005
- Web site hosting
- Database hosting
“As the most widely deployed service delivery platform supporting a rich set of converged IP and application services available in the market today, it is critical that we continue to provide the feature set, robustness and scalability required to stay well ahead of our customers growth curve,” said Sandip Gupta, President and Chief Executive Officer at Ensim. “Unify 3.0 centers around proactively enhancing the platform to meet our customers’ needs as well as providing unsurpassed reliability and capacity to scale to any number of converged services.”
About Ensim Corporation
Ensim is the leading supplier of service enablement and automation software for hosted IP and application services. Over 200 Service Providers worldwide depend on proven and award winning Ensim products to simultaneously lower their operational cost and accelerate the deployment of revenue generating services and applications, including Belgacom, Earthlink, Telus, and Siemens Communications. Ensim is Microsoft Gold Certified, and also has strategic partnerships with leading infrastructure vendors, including BroadSoft, HP and Sylantro, enabling joint customers to realize the rapidly growing hosted web, VoIP, messaging and collaboration services opportunity. For more information, visit http://www.ensim.com or contact Ensim at 1-877-693-6746.
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