eZuce, a company formed by the creators of SIPFoundry, Dr. Martin Steinmann and Jerry Stabile, announced a enterprise grade UC solution, last month. Since I was away from blogging for almost a month, I missed the opportunity to present them to my readers.
SIPFoundry was one of my favorite projects and in fact my first self developed SIP Client to use with such services like free SIP Accounts, came from the sipXphone, a part of the project, even before the SIPFoundry / Pingtel days.
The project changed hands a few times but lived on, the community continued to develop the sipX project and I am glad now it is becoming a mainstream product due to eZuce.
Just like the track record of SIPFoundry, the software that eZuce promotes and supports, also have a seven years of development track record.
The solution itself provides opportunity for for companies to replace legacy PBX's and eZuce is placing itself as an alternative or replacement for Microsoft UC. But eZuce supports all the Microsoft's communications products like Outlook and Microsoft Exchange server. They also have a unique position in the role as well. EZuce sales model is completely indirect. They will support for single tier resellers, OEMs, and Managed Service Providers (MSPs). Partners and end customers working with eZuce benefit from a fully supported product. In current incarnation, eZuce allows partners to offer a fully supported solution with standard SLA to end users, including level 3 support escalations.
The channel partners will also be at ease because, the SIPFoundry products were used by the like of NORTEL and Avaya. SIPFoundry PBX Solution powers the Avaya Software Communication System (SCS). So this startup is well grounded from the start and I am sure will have a greater role in the Unified Communications arena.
eZuce via SIPFoundry