Cisco HCS-D provides all the benefits of Cisco Call Manager and Cisco Collaboration solutions, without the headaches of managing the equipment yourself. It’s a true Collaboration-as-a-Service, that combines the design and deployment expertise of Colossal’s highly certified engineering team with the support, reliability, and security of Cisco Systems, to provide a holistic collaboration solution tailored to each unit’s mission.
The As-a-Service approach allows the DoD to migrate off of legacy capital expenditure models and costly recurring support contracts, and transition their entire collaboration requirements over to an easy to calculate, per-user subscription model. The predictability of the per-user model makes it easy for units to plan and budget for their collaboration requirements as their units scale up or down. This model also allows them to roll these costs into their existing operational budgets, while reducing the overall cost of the solution by including all of the support and maintenance of the system.
Operational efficiency and mission focus are critical to success and HCS-D allows for both. With 24x7x365 support and proactive monitoring and management of the system, HCS-D provides the military and their support forces with the peace of mind that their communication and collaboration systems are up and operational, allowing them to focus on what’s critical to them, their missions. Furthermore, as the only true hybrid-cloud collaboration offer on the market, units that have already made a significant investment in on-premise Cisco collaboration hardware and software can re-purpose those systems into the HCS-D solution helping to save costs and further ensure survivability of their collaboration system.
Secure Collab for DoD
With HCS-D, security is always top of mind. HCS-D is the same Cisco Call Manager that the DoD has been using for years, it is simply hosted in an Impact Level 5 (IL 5) certified data center managed and secured by Cisco Systems. With the support from Colossal’s first and second-tier engineering support teams and our highly certified CCIE and CCNP delivery engineers, the HCS-D systems are configured and further secured with industry best practices and DISA STIGs, ensuring that all communications meet or exceed DoD standards of security.
“Colossal is honored to be the only SDVOSB Gold Partner certified to design and deliver HCS-D. HCS-D enables our warfighters the mobility and collaboration power required to support their dynamic and critical missions. As a former USAF Communications NCO, I can clearly see how this flexible enhanced collaboration platform could elevate the missions by connecting the most critical asset a warfighter has, each other!” CEO/Founder Anthony Closson.