Direct Routing / Hybrid

Teams Direct Routing / Skype for Business Hybrid Deployments for Office 365

Teams Direct Routing and Skype for Business Hybrid deployments allow companies to use external / existing PSTN carriers as an alternative to Microsoft PSTN / Calling Plans.

Bleecker can help you connect existing carrier services to Office 365 by:

  • ​​​​​Connecting Office 365 Teams services to an organization's external/existing PSTN carrier via "Teams Direct Routing>."
  • The "Direct Routing" service can be hosted in your choice of on-premise, private or public cloud. We typically recommend hosting in Azure which has dedicated network routing to the Office 365 / Teams service.

  • Extending an existing on-premise, single tenant Skype for Business Server deployment to Office 365 SfB Online to use "hybrid" services or "cloud connector" services.
  • We can leverage the existing on-premise deployment for hybrid services and/or Azure or other cloud services. When ready, we can transition the Skype Hybrid services to Teams Online or Teams Direct Routing.

  • For each of the above scenarios - we can manage co-existence and/or the planning to fully transition to Teams.
  • Microsoft continues to support the on-premise Skype for Business 2019, but for Skype Online, this service is scheduled to be fully transitioned to Teams as of July 31st, 2021.

For more information, email us at Direct Routing/Hybrid