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ShoreTel, with HP, Makes the Switchboard in the Cloud a Reality

Guest blog by Paul Foucher, Senior Manager, ShoreTel


Paul FoucherShoreTel was pleased to exhibit at HP Discover 2014 in Las Vegas last week—the latest in In a number of joint customer engagement events scheduled in 2014. Whether its ShoreTel’s on-premises solutions virtualized on HP’s server technology, or our cloud-based ShoreTel Sky service running on HP’s carrier grade networking infrastructure, or a combination of both, the net result is a win-win for all.


It was great to get a glimpse of the new technology HP is rolling out this year and reinforce how our cloud strategy dovetails nicely with announcements HP made at Discover—including their focus on:ShoreTel_1a.png

  • hybrid cloud virtualization with their new HP Helion announcement and,
  • cloud security with a new breadth of cloud security related solutions called Atalla, to defend against internal and external security threats (the image on the right shows me on the left, with Juan Rubio of ShoreTel and Robert Ruiz, vice president at HP Networking)

This is not the typical relationship found between companies that merely share involvement in press releases and discuss potential benefits. Our HP relationship goes back many years and includes many offerings. As ShoreTel rapidly expands into the cloud, HP is a key component of our strategy.


This was reinforced during a well-attended (late Thursday) business track talk by Dennis Schmidt (pictured above right), our VP of network engineering and systems. His talk –“Switchboard in the Sky” – highlighted how ShoreTel and HP designed and built a secure, highly resilient, multi-tenant cloud network infrastructure to support ShoreTel Sky’s hosted UC&C cloud service. The follow on questions and break out meetings, after his talk with HP’s enterprise level customers, further drove home the fact that ShoreTel and HP are perfectly positioned in the cloud space.


It was gratifying to have prospective and existing customers and partners come by our booth, attend our session and let us know how they are hearing more and more about the positive things ShoreTel and HP are doing in the marketplace. Good news travels quickly!


Whether our customers choose on-premises solutions, cloud solutions or a bit of both, they have the comfort of knowing they have the backing of two industry titans to ensure they are pleased and provide best of breed solutions for the market.


I encourage you to visit this space often to learn about upcoming joint HP/ShoreTel events, including the HP World Tour in Sydney August 28th, HP Discover Barcelona in early December and regional events in the United States this summer and fall.


>> View the ShoreTel HP Networking case study, titled The Sky’s the Limit go here.

>> See more about ShoreTel at the following landing page.


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