VoIP Provider Digium Launches Cloud Services with Acquisition of VocalCloud

Digium, provider of open source VoIP communication solutions since 1999, has acquired VocalCloud, a provider of cloud-based VoIP solutions. Through Digium Cloud Services, the company will offer Switchvox Cloud, the hosted version of its Switchvox business phone system.

Headquartered in Huntsville, AL, Digium will use the new entity for the delivery of Switchvox Cloud and future cloud-based Unified Communications (UC) products and services.

Digium-SwitchvoxAnticipating the acquisition, Digium had formed a strategic alliance with VocalCloud. As part of this partnership Digium already introduced Switchvox Cloud with VocalCloud earlier this year. Immediate success of the product 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.

Asterisk Open Source Project

“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.”

Digium has ensured its offerings are channel-friendly and available through its broad network of channel 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 would enable channel partners to provide solutions that best meet their customers’ changing needs.

Digium is the creator, primary developer and sponsor of the Asterisk project; one of 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.

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