Mitel’s CloudLink Solution… Everything Begins with the Gateway Connecting Your On-Premises Platforms to the Cloud

CloudLink is Mitel’s innovative application development and delivery solution. Our Blog Post from last month provides an introduction and overview. As discussed, CloudLink allows businesses to leverage their existing Voice and IT assets, while adding and extending new capabilities from the Cloud.

A key component of this app development and delivery solution is the CloudLink Gateway. This device connects your PBX to the CloudLink platform and CloudLink applications. It can be deployed on premises, or in the cloud as part of Mitel’s MiCloud service, or as part of a third-party Mitel-powered service.

Adaptors within the gateway communicate with the underlying call control platform of the connected PBX using its signaling protocol or generic SIP. The gateway normalizes the signaling protocols from disparate PBXs so only one signaling and messaging protocol is shared between the gateway and the CloudLink platform.

The CloudLink Gateway enables a cost-effective path to the Cloud. It supports convenient access to customized cloud-based apps and delivery to any device at any location, including your mobile devices and IoT appliances.

Mitel’s CloudLink technology is being rolled out to support businesses of any size. For example, small businesses using MiVoice Office 250 have built-in support for the CloudLink Gateway with Release 6.3.

Next month, we’ll explore the development platform elements of Mitel CloudLink. Meanwhile, if you are wondering how CloudLink can benefit your business, contact TCI today: (703) 321-3030 or


Mitel CloudLink Streamlines App Development to Empower Business Transformation

Businesses are continually looking for ways to streamline and automate workflows and increase productivity to the point where all elements of their organization – people, processes, data and things – can connect and communicate seamlessly to enable growth.

Mitel addresses these needs with CloudLink, an application development and delivery platform that allows businesses to leverage existing assets, while adding and extending new capabilities accessed from the cloud.

Why Mitel CloudLink? 

  • Businesses can move toward cloud services using their existing systems.
  • A hybrid cloud approach is easy to deploy and use.
  • Open architecture and APIs accelerate the creation of tailored apps.
  • Tailored applications help future-proof and create “sticky” customers.
  • The subscription model, plus rapid app creation capabilities, open more revenue streams.

CloudLink Components

  • Gateway – Simple, secure and affordable to deploy, this core technology connects on-site call control platforms to Mitel’s open cloud platform. It provides access to next-gen applications and allows businesses to leverage what they already have so they can move to the cloud at their own pace.
  • Platform – Intuitive tools are offered that speed application development while optimizing costs. With no development knowledge required, the platform simplifies delivery of immersive and customized communication experiences.
  • Applications – Leveraging Mitel APls and microservices, CloudLink apps are tailored to the specific communication needs of various industries and verticals. The applications are continuously developed, rapidly deployed, simple to manage, and delivered in real time.

Mitel CloudLink offers a streamlined environment for building and delivering software. It makes your developers more productive, maximizes your IT investments, and enables faster innovation. Bottom line: CloudLink has the power to drive meaningful transformation of your business.

In the coming months, TCI will delve more deeply into various aspects of Mitel CloudLink. Meanwhile, if you are wondering how cloud technology can benefit your business, contact TCI today: (703) 321-3030 or


Get to know ‘CloudLink’… Mitel’s On-Ramp to an IoT and Cloud Future

We want you to be ready when Mitel’s innovative ‘CloudLink’ comes online, so as news breaks look for more updates from us. ‘CloudLink’ will be a focal point of Mitel’s product roadmap moving into 2018, and we like what we’re hearing.

At a high level, the CloudLink vision is to provide:

  • A bridge to enable any Mitel call control platform to interface with cloud-based applications
  • Access to vertically-focused micro applications
  • An aggregation point for IoT sensors that can trigger communications actions or responses
  • APIs for third-party developers for use in creating applications
  • A zero-code application development environment that non-programmers can use to create apps
  • An integration point for third-party cloud apps like Salesforce, Zapier, and If-This-Then-That using call control signaling and notification in the workflow

CloudLink’s architecture has two elements: a CloudLink gateway device connected to the Mitel Next platform running in Amazon’s cloud (AWS). The gateway can be deployed either on-premises or in the cloud. CloudLink enables signaling protocols from a mix of PBXs – different makes and models – to be normalized so there is only one common signaling and messaging protocol between the gateway and the Mitel Next Platform.

Mitel CloudLink architecture showing integration with on-premises and cloud-based call control

What’s in it for me?

CloudLink will enable an instant on-ramp to cloud-based app consumption. You won’t be limited to using Mitel-created apps. With CloudLink, you’ll be able to build your own apps, communications-enabled processes, and IoT-enabled processes.

Interested in CloudLink? Let’s start talking about your technology roadmap for next year. Contact us today at (703) 321-3030 or