TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - Jul 11, 2016) - Nectar Services Corp., a Microsoft Partner of the Year finalist and leader in the development of advanced network monitoring, management and diagnostic software for the Unified Communications (UC) industry, announced today a suite of cloud-enablement solutions to assist enterprises migrating to an Office 365 cloud or hybrid environment. The suite of solutions under Nectar's award-winning UC Management Platform (UCMP) focuses on planning, assessment, active monitoring and diagnostics to help ensure an optimum Skype for Business end-user experience.

The demands for UC voice, video and collaboration continue to grow at a rapid rate and planning and assessment play a critical role early in the process to ensure an enterprise's network is ready for a UC migration. Because networks are dynamic, monitoring the heartbeat of the environment can often identify a potential issue before it becomes a major problem. Active monitoring of the enterprise network or cloud delivery path is then key during the migration and post-deployment phases.

"Gaining an in-depth understanding about network performance in real time would empower information technology (IT) professionals managing networks for enterprises to take timely and corrective actions in ensuring high-quality communicative performance," commented Olga Yashkova, Program Manager-Communications Test & Measurement Practice Measurement & Instrumentation, Frost & Sullivan. "Of all the proactive network management and monitoring solutions available in the market, Frost & Sullivan identifies Nectar's proprietary Nectar for Skype for Business/Lync as the industry's most comprehensive UC management and monitoring solution."

Nectar's suite of cloud-enablement solutions for unique insight into Skype for Business deployments includes:


  • Enterprise Network Assessment
  • Enterprise Cloud Assessment

Active Monitoring

  • Active Enterprise Network Monitoring
  • Active Enterprise Cloud Monitoring

Diagnostics & Real-Time Quality

  • Real-Time Session Quality for Hybrid Environments

Planning - Prior to Migration & Deployment

  • Infrastructure Inventory & Management of Legacy Environment

"The continuous growth of Skype for Business and the vast momentum of the cloud validates the need for extending our core platform to assist enterprises and services providers with the necessary capabilities to plan, assess, monitor, and ultimately enjoy the best possible Skype for Business Online experience," said Tom Tuttle, Nectar senior vice president - UC Strategy & Global Alliances. "With the growth of Office 365, Skype for Business Online, hybrid and cloud deployments, we are extremely excited for this evolution in UC and what it brings to the market. We continue to work closely with the Microsoft IT Pro Tools Partner team to ensure we meet their high standards and expectations for their Online customers."

Nectar will be at the Microsoft World Partner Conference in Toronto this week in the Expo Connect Area.

About Nectar Services Corp.
Nectar, a global market leader in providing the most comprehensive monitoring and diagnostics software solution for Unified Communication services, enables IT and operation organizations to proactively ensure the end-user experience. Our flagship offering, the Unified Communications Management Platform (UCMP), improves visibility and service delivery across integrated voice, video and data application solutions by providing unique and critical performance information. Nectar provides monitoring and diagnostics for millions of enterprise endpoints to over 1,200 enterprises in over 86 countries -- including some of the largest global banking, search engine, service provider, healthcare, and manufacturing organizations in the world.

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Contact Information:

Nectar Contact:
Jas McDonald
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