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The Enterprise Connect expert-led conference program will discuss the latest systems, software, services and applications for enterprise communications and collaboration. The conference is designed with one objective in mind: To help you optimize your investments in communications and collaboration systems, software and services. Click on session titles for full session descriptions. All times noted are in EDT.

Cloud 2025: How Communications will Use Distributed Cloud Architectures

Zeus Kerravala  (Founder & Principal Analyst, ZK Research)

Date: Monday, March 21

Time: 11:15am - 12:00pm

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Track: Communications & Collaboration 2025

Session Type: Conference Breakout Session

Vault Recording: TBD

The shift of communications to the cloud has been underway for the better part of two decades. As the definition of cloud has evolved from hosted solutions to centralized computing to cloud native, UC and CC systems have kept pace. Now, the cloud industry is on the precipice of the biggest evolutionary step yet, the shift to distributed cloud. With this model, communications systems will be distributed across private clouds, public clouds and a growing number of edge locations. This will enable organizations to run communications applications closer to the user--maximizing user experience. In this session we will discuss just how the migration toward distributed cloud is likely to play out for communications systems; how enterprises will realize the benefits; and how distributed cloud architectures may change the cost and support picture for IT/communications professionals. You’ll come away better able to prepare for the next three years’ major trend in cloud communications.


  • What is distributed cloud, and how will it impact communications architectures?
  • What are the benefits to the enterprise?
  • How might a move toward distributed cloud architectures change the communications vendor landscape?
  • What challenges do distributed cloud architectures face—and what challenges do they present to the enterprise?

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