The Lync Server 2013 Multitenant Hosting Pack enables service providers to sell value-added, Lync-based solutions to small and midsized customers. The hosting pack topology, based on Lync Online, enables partners to offer a more cost-effective topology to manage a large number of tenants with fewer users, which makes the offering compelling to small-to-midsized customers.

Authors: Wajih Yahyaoui, Microsoft Senior Program Manager | Randall DuBois, Microsoft Senior Technical Writer

Published: June 12, 2013

Product version: Lync Server 2013 Multitenant Hosting Pack

The Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Multitenant Hosting Pack enables service providers to sell value-added Lync-based solutions to small and midsized customers. Partners can customize their offerings with value-added services beyond what is available in Lync Online by integrating third-party applications, as well as bundle offers with additional network services, hardware and ongoing support.

Due to the infrastructure requirements of a single-tenant Lync Server, it is not economical to host the service for customers with less than 300 users. In addition, the standard on-premises Lync Server cannot be securely configured in a multi-tenant architecture deployment. The hosting pack topology, based on Lync Online, enables partners to offer a more cost-effective topology to manage a large number of tenants with fewer users, which makes the offering compelling to SMB customers.

About the Authors

Wajih Yahyaoui is a Senior Program Manager in the Lync/Skype Business Group. He currently manages the strategic Operator/Telco relationships from the Lync perspective. He holds multiple patents around networking protocols and UC technology.

Randall Dubois has been a Technical Writer at Microsoft for 5 years and is currently working on Lync Server IT Pro documentation. Before joining Microsoft, Randall worked at Amazon, Symantec, Rational Software, and as an IT Administrator.

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