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Cisco and the edge challenge - federations in Cisco collaboration solutions

Based on my actual projects I made some experiences with the needs and requirements or large enterprises around federations. In today enterprise communication requirements federations with external partners or customers becomes more and more important. While Microsoft has a clear strategy with their Microsoft Edge Servers to provide their customers a wide range of features via one kind of server. With this solution Microsoft can provide features like: Business to Business Audio and Video calls Instant Messaging Desktop Sharing Registration of clients via Internet In comparison the Cisco solution is more complex, depending on the use case a different kind of edge device is required. With the Cisco acquisition of Acano the range o possible edge devices get more possibilities but also more overlap between the different solutions. In an actual overview of edge devices in an Cisco collaboration solution we would see the following devices: Cisco Expressway Cisco ASA Ci