Can you give me a better idea of what type of external/public community you would be looking to launch? Currently our Jive for Teams trial is meant only for use between internal employees behind their firewall. We do have a few clients that have chosen to launch a private external network though (behind a login page) for partners, etc. Is this more what you were looking to do as well?
Ah yes, sorry about the confusion. Sometimes when I see "public" I think "external" but that's not the case here. Thanks for clarifying!
If you're looking for a more official reference, please feel free to ask your success coach as well. I believe that it's Scott Donahue
This is a new version but Jive has been hosting clients and working with cloud deployments for years now. Happy to help get you connected with some of those users.