Windstream and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are teaming up with the goal of improving security and seamlessness for remote workers who need to collaborate with one another.

The companies plan to enhance security, scalability, reliability and flexibility for Windstream Enterprise’s OfficeSuite Live virtual meeting platform, which supports voice, video and content sharing.

Windstream Enterprise is leveraging Amazon Chime SDK’s WebRTC capabilities, which are designed to make video streaming and sharing simple to implement and cost-effective. Amazon Chime SDK offers more flexibility to customize the UI to match the OfficeSuite Live look and feel, according to Windstream. Customers will also have access to Windstream Enterprise Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning capabilities, such as Amazon Transcribe.

OfficeSuite Live users are also expected to benefit from AWS’s multiple availability zone (AZ) architecture, a set of data centers that operate independently from each other, an architecture designed to improve redundancy and reliability.

Network redundancy provides multiple paths for traffic to increase an application’s dependability. Reliability tracks how consistently these infrastructures function without disruption. Both capabilities are considered critical for businesses operating in today’s always-on environment, since they help prevent unplanned downtime via network outages, human or system error, cyberthreats or malfunctions.

The end-to-end encryption of OfficeSuite Live’s proprietary software, combined with the security and controls built into the AWS Global Cloud Infrastructure, are designed to enhance security. The collaboration between OfficeSuite Live and AWS is designed to ensure that all compliance and security requirements are met across all major vertical markets.

“Modern businesses are moving decisively to the cloud,” said Art Nichols, Windstream Enterprise chief technology officer, in a prepared statement. “By working with AWS, Windstream Enterprise will be ready to meet our customers there, as a one-stop-shop where they can access all the cloud-based communications tools they need to keep pace with the speed of business.”

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