SoTel Adds InfoVista’s Ipanema VNF to uniquely deliver end-to-end QoS and security via the cloud for customers’ most-critical applications


Ashburn, Virginia – 20 March 2018
– InfoVista, the leading provider of network and application performance orchestration solutions for a better connected and collaborative world, today announced the signing of a collaborative agreement with SoTel Systems to offer new application performance and SD-WAN solutions delivered from the cloud to SoTel’s service provider and small and mid-size enterprise customers in the U.S., Canada and Latin America.

SoTel, a leading cloud service provider and distributor of business-class communications and networking equipment, is utilizing the unique application flow optimization features offered by InfoVista’s Ipanema Virtualized Network Function (VNF) to deliver application aware SD-WAN services via its cloud infrastructure. The combined cloud-delivered solution provides SoTel’s customers and partners greater flexibility and cost control as they manage the experience of users accessing business-critical applications across hybrid WAN networks via InfoVista’s Ipanema advanced QoS, prioritization, and dynamic path selection capabilities.

“SoTel is uniquely delivering to small and mid-size businesses InfoVista’s powerful application-aware SD-WAN capabilities, which, until now, were only accessible to large enterprises,” said Sylvain Quartier, SVP Digital Enterprise Products Strategy, InfoVista. “The new solution integrates all the capabilities organizations need to orchestrate the performance of business applications—including unified communications (UC)—running across their entire enterprise network.”

“The InfoVista Ipanema solution is perfectly matched to enable our cloud services, including Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) and SIP trunking,” said Matt Siemens, president, cloud services and distribution, SoTel. “Our partners need to deliver their services with quality and security, and Infovista’s application aware SD-WAN solution using SoTel’s architecture is uniquely suited to enable VARs, service providers, and enterprises to deploy SD-WAN as a low-price-of-entry subscription model.”


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About InfoVista:
InfoVista is the leading provider of cost-effective network performance orchestration solutions for a better connected and collaborative world. Our award-winning offering empowers eighty percent of the world’s largest communications service providers, top mobile network operators, leading global enterprises and regulatory bodies worldwide to ensure a high-quality user experience by achieving optimal network performance and guaranteeing business-critical application performance. InfoVista’s expertise and innovations provide a new level of actionable network, application and customer intelligence, visibility and control across all services, all technologies, and all domains of both the fixed and mobile networks. Using our solutions, our customers deliver high-performing and differentiated services, plan and optimize networks to match application and service demands, benchmark their performance, and streamline network operations while keeping total cost of ownership as low as possible.


About SoTel Systems:

SoTel Systems, LLC is a leading international provider of business communications and security equipment, products and services. Our customers are telecom and data resellers, inter-connects, and service providers. We deliver world class brands such as Samsung, NEC, Unify, Plantronics, Polycom, Logitech, Mitel, Vivotek and more listed at www.sotelsystems.com. Recognizing the inevitable march toward IP everywhere, SoTel became one of the earliest next-generation VoIP providers. SoTel provides business class Cloud PBX and SIP trunking services throughout the US and Canada via our partner community.

SoTel also enables the full life-cycle management of communications and networking equipment, operating as both a manufacturer authorized and independent re-manufacturer. SoTel maintains one of the largest inventories of refurbished and out of service equipment in the industry. SoTel was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Maryland Heights, MO and maintains five logistics locations throughout the Americas.

 

 

 

Maryland Heights, MO — February 9th, 2017

SoTel Systems, LLC (SoTel), a next generation value added distributor and service provider specializing in communications, networking and physical security, today announced the continued expansion of its Cloud Services portfolio with the addition of managed Samsung Wireless LAN solutions from Samsung Electronics America, Inc. This brings Samsung’s Wireless LAN solutions to SoTel’s channel partners using a subscription model, enabling businesses and organizations to gain a new generation of feature-rich networking capabilities for a monthly subscription price.

“The addition of Samsung’s Wireless LAN solution to our cloud services offering enables our partners, and our prospective partners, to serve their customers with a best in breed networking solution,” said Matt Siemens, EVP Sales and Marketing, SoTel.

“This now brings together Samsung’s wireless networking and unified communications solutions to SoTel channel partners via a subscription model with centralized management and deployment.”

SoTel will sell the Cloud Managed Service to their current distribution channel of Samsung partners. New partners will have a streamlined on-boarding process that enables them to sell and deliver managed Samsung Wireless LAN solutions through SoTel.

“We are excited that SoTel has enabled Samsung’s Unified Communications and Wireless LAN portfolio as a subscription service.” said Imran Akbar, Vice President and General Manager, Wireless Enterprise Networks at Samsung.

“By bringing our solution to market as part of the SoTel marketspace.cloud offering, Samsung partners can more easily sell, deploy and manage both their customer networking and unified communication needs.”

The service is being offered via SoTel’s new ‘marketspace.cloud’ services market. Telecommunication and networking resellers can select from multiple cloud and subscription solutions to construct the best possible combination to meet their customer needs.

For many customers, embracing cloud management via subscription services will reduce their capital expenditures while also driving operational savings through centralized management and monitoring environment. In addition, resellers selling this turn-key solution will be able to experience shorter sales cycles and increased margins through a more efficient management approach.

Contact your SoTel sales team at 866.GoSoTel (866.467.6835) or visit www.sotelsystems.com for more information on Samsung Managed Wireless LAN or Cloud UC Services as well as the full portfolio of Cloud Services delivered via ‘marketspace.cloud.’

About SoTel Systems

SoTel Systems, LLC is a leading international provider of business communications and security equipment, products and services. Our customers are telecom and data resellers, inter-connects, and service providers. We deliver world class brands such as Samsung, NEC, Unify, Plantronics, Polycom, Logitech, Mitel, Vivotek and more listed at www.sotelsystems.com. Recognizing the inevitable march toward IP everywhere, SoTel became one of the earliest next-generation VoIP providers. SoTel provides business class Cloud PBX and SIP trunking services throughout the US and Canada via our partner community.

SoTel also enables the full life-cycle management of communications and networking equipment, operating as both a manufacturer authorized and independent re-manufacturer. SoTel maintains one of the largest inventories of refurbished and out of service equipment in the industry. SoTel was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Maryland Heights, MO and maintains five logistics locations throughout the Americas.


About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, N.J., Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), is a recognized innovative leader in consumer electronics, mobile devices and enterprise solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA is pushing beyond the limits of today’s technology and providing consumers and organizations with a portfolio of groundbreaking products in appliances, home entertainment, Internet of Things, mobile computing, smartphones, virtual reality, wireless infrastructure and wearables, in addition to offering leading content and services related to mobile payments, 360-degree VR video, customer support and more. Samsung is a pioneering leader in smartphones and HDTVs in the U.S. and one of America’s fastest growing home appliance brands. To discover more about Samsung, please visit www.samsung.com. For the latest Samsung news, please visit news.samsung.com/us and follow us @SamsungNewsUS.

 

Maryland Heights, MO — February 8th, 2017

SoTel Systems, LLC (SoTel) a next generation Value Added Distributor and Service Provider specializing in communications, networking and physical security, today announced the continued expansion of its cloud services portfolio by delivering NEC Corporation of America’s (NEC) Univerge® Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS). SoTel will sell NEC Univerge Cloud Services to the established distribution channel of NEC channel resellers through the United States.

“Utilizing NEC’s Unified Communications technology, SoTel enables our resellers to support their customers using proven, best in class call control and communications infrastructure,” said Matt Siemens, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, SoTel.

“As a cloud service offering, NEC Univerge offers desk, smartphone, soft phone and collaboration integration all for one low price per month.”

The service is being offered via SoTel’s new marketspace.cloud services market. Telecommunication and networking resellers can select from multiple cloud and subscription solutions to construct the best possible combination to meet their customer needs.

“SoTel’s experience as a Cloud service provider and as an NEC distributor make them uniquely positioned to support NEC channel resellers with a UCaaS solution,” said Al Kelley, Sales Vice President, Distribution, NEC Corporation of America.

“We are very pleased that SoTel has extended our award winning Unified Communications infrastructure and brought it to a new segment of our channel. Our resellers are now armed with a full portfolio of UC solutions including both premise and Cloud based.”

Contact your SoTel sales team for more information on NEC Univerge Cloud Services as well as the full portfolio of Cloud Services delivered via ‘marketspace.cloud.’


About NEC Corporation of America

NEC Corporation of America (NEC) is a leading technology integrator providing solutions that improve the way people work and communicate. NEC delivers integrated Solutions for Society that are aligned with our customers’ priorities to create new value for people, businesses and society, with a special focus on safety, security and efficiency. We deliver one of the industry’s strongest and most innovative portfolios of communications, analytics, security, biometrics and technology solutions that unleash customers’ productivity potential. Through these solutions, NEC combines its best-in-class solutions and technology, and leverages a robust partner ecosystem to solve today’s most complex business problems. NEC Corporation of America is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, a global technology leader with a presence in 160 countries and $25 billion in revenues. For more information, please visit www.necam.com.

About SoTel Systems

SoTel Systems, LLC is a leading international provider of business communications and security equipment, products and services. Our customers are telecom and data resellers, inter-connects, and service providers. We deliver world class brands such as NEC, Samsung, Unify, Plantronics, Polycom, Logitech, Mitel, Vivotek and more listed at www.sotelsystems.com. Recognizing the inevitable march toward IP everywhere, SoTel became one of the earliest next generation VoIP providers. SoTel provides business class Cloud PBX and SIP trunking services throughout the US and Canada via our partner community. SoTel also enables the full life-cycle management of communications and networking equipment, operating as both a manufacturer authorized and independent re-manufacturer. SoTel maintains one of the largest inventories of refurbished and out of service equipment in the industry. SoTel was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Maryland Heights, MO and maintains five logistics locations throughout the Americas.