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Mastering Microsoft Lync Server 2013 by Nathan Winters, Keith Hanna

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Chapter 18

Hybrid Deployments

With the advent of Office 365 and the first incarnations for Lync Online (based on Lync Server 2010), customers have been asking for the ability to host voice in the cloud as well as the ability to have some infrastructure on premises and some in the cloud (the hybrid model).

The Microsoft Office 365 Lync 2010 Online offering delivers the power of cloud productivity to businesses of all sizes, helping them free up valued resources by not having to maintain an on-premises Lync server infrastructure (in other words, patching, rack space, data center power, high availability, and disaster recovery planning). Lync Online provides cloud-based instant messaging, presence, and online meeting experiences with PC audio, videoconferencing, ...

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