NaviSite, Inc., a Time Warner Cable company, today announced expansion to its rich portfolio of solutions to now include the Microsoft Office 365 suite of cloud-based business class email, collaboration and productivity applications. As a part of this service, NaviSite will resell the Business Premium, Business Essentials, E1 and E3 Office 365 plans. Each plan comes with NaviSite’s 24/7 premium support services and available managed migration services.
As part of its Managed Collaboration Suite, NaviSite has been providing hosted and hybrid email and collaboration for its customers for more than 15 years. These enterprise-class managed IT services allow organizations to leverage a predictable, OpEx-based cost structure for efficient management and maintenance of Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint and Lync environments, uniquely suited to individual business requirements. The addition of Microsoft’s Office 365 suite complements this existing portfolio, enabling businesses with greater choice, flexibility and scale to accommodate the diverse needs of their users, while addressing pressing security and compliance considerations.
“NaviSite’s depth and expertise in the email and collaboration space with dedicated, hybrid and shared hosted email solutions enables business of all sizes and complexities to take advantage of a cloud-delivered, robust and secure model,” said Sumeet Sabharwal, General Manager, NaviSite. “With the addition of Microsoft’s Office 365 suite, we have further enriched our portfolio while bringing greater choice and flexibility to our customers.”
Microsoft Office 365, powered by the cloud, provides businesses with access to familiar Office applications, including Microsoft Exchange Online, Microsoft SharePoint Online services and Microsoft Lync Online. Business users can now get the rich Office applications they are familiar with on up to five devices, delivered as an always up-to-date cloud service. Office 365 features enhanced enterprise social capabilities with video, SharePoint, Yammer, and Lync-Skype connectivity for presence and instant messaging (IM), all optimized for a seamless experience across any Internet-connected device — from PCs and Macs, to smartphones and tablets. Microsoft connects these feature-rich services, providing a generous 1TB of enterprise storage with Microsoft OneDrive.
As an increasing number of companies move their email and collaboration systems to the cloud, they often encounter complex deployment scenarios that warrant hybrid models integrated with other business applications. NaviSite is especially positioned to help enterprises make this transition.
“Today’s announcement from NaviSite that they are joining the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider program builds upon our established relationship with NaviSite over the past fifteen years in providing a broad portfolio of fully managed hosting services,” said Aziz Benmalek, vice president, Hosting Service Provider Business at Microsoft. “We’re excited to work with NaviSite to enable customers to adopt industry-leading productivity solutions with Office 365 for customers seeking a comprehensive one-stop solution.”
In an increasingly hybrid and mobile world, NaviSite’s comprehensive managed cloud portfolio is addressing the growing need within enterprises for a seamless approach toward enabling end-users with a rich suite of productivity applications supporting BYOD, while enforcing corporate security and governance policies. NaviSite’s Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM)services complement NaviSite’s email and collaboration portfolios, including Office 365, by providing a full range of mobility management capabilities and controls to organizations. In addition, customers benefit from a streamlined, fully-integrated solution that reduces complexity on their end, and is personalized to address their specific security and compliance needs, as well as other considerations.
NaviSite, Inc., a Time Warner Cable Company, is a leading international provider of enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications and services. NaviSite provides a full suite of reliable and scalable managed services, including Application Services, industry-leading Enterprise Hosting, and Managed Cloud Services for organizations looking to outsource IT infrastructures and helps lower their capital and operational costs. Enterprise customers depend on NaviSite for customized solutions, delivered through a global footprint of state-of-the-art data centers. For more information about NaviSite’s services, please visit www.navisite.com.