Digium Launches Digium Cloud Services with Acquisition of VocalCloud
HUNTSVILLE, AL, September 3, 2013—Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, today announced that it has acquired VocalCloud, a provider of cloud-based VoIP solutions, creating Digium Cloud Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Digium. Through Digium Cloud Services, the company will offer Switchvox Cloud, the hosted version of its award-winning Switchvox business phone system, and will use the new entity for the delivery of future cloud-based Unified Communications (UC) products and services.
As a result of growing demand for a hosted solution from SMB customers, Digium launched Switchvox Cloud in partnership with VocalCloud earlier this year. Immediate success of the offering resulted in the two organizations electing to join forces. Acquiring VocalCloud’s expertise and proven infrastructure enables Digium to deliver its Switchvox business phone system to SMBs through the new subsidiary, while managing the entire offering, end to end.
“Digium’s acquisition of VocalCloud is part of a focused strategy to position the company within the rapidly growing UC as a Service (UCaaS) market,” said Danny Windham, CEO of Digium. “Digium Cloud Services provides the necessary foundation and infrastructure to offer new cloud-based products and services for SMBs, as well as users of the Asterisk open source project. In fact, new developments are already underway.”
“We are pleased to join forces with Digium and continue servicing SMB customers in the cloud market,” said Stagg Shelton, president of VocalCloud. “It’s great to see our track record of performance and reliability as a company now become a key component in the strategy for Digium Cloud Services. We look forward to supporting Digium’s customers and channel partners.”
Digium has ensured its offerings are channel-friendly and available through its broad network of partners. Given the product’s architecture, Switchvox can be delivered as a hosted or premises-based solution, and customers’ systems can be easily migrated from one to the other. This enables channel partners to provide solutions that best meet their customers’ changing needs.
The acquisition closed on August 30, 2013. For more information, go to www.digium.com. For more information about Digium’s partner program and reselling Digium Cloud Services, go to www.digium.com/partners.
Digium®, Inc. provides Asterisk® software, telephony hardware, and on-premises and hosted Switchvox business phone systems that deliver enterprise-class Unified Communications (UC) and UC as a Service (UCaaS) solutions at an affordable price. Digium is the creator, primary developer and sponsor of the Asterisk project; the world’s most widely used open source communications software. Asterisk turns an ordinary computer into a feature-rich communications server. A community of more than 80,000 developers and users worldwide uses Asterisk to create VoIP communication solutions in more than 170 countries. Since 1999, Digium has empowered developers to create innovative communications solutions based on open standards and open source software, providing an alternative to proprietary phone systems. Digium Switchvox Cloud and other cloud-based products and services are offered through Digium Cloud Services, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Digium, Inc. Digium’s business communications products are sold through a worldwide network of reseller partners. More information is available at www.digium.com and www.asterisk.org.
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