News & Information for Technology Purchasers NewsFactor Sites:       NewsFactor.com     Enterprise Security Today     CRM Daily     Business Report     Sci-Tech Today  
   
Home Enterprise I.T. Cloud Computing Applications Hardware More Topics...
GET RECOGNIZED
Let an ISACA® certification elevate your career.
Register today and save
You are here: Home / Applications / Avaya Cloud Gets Collaboration Pods
DDoS Protection Powered By Verisign
Avaya Adds Collaboration Pods to Its Cloud
Avaya Adds Collaboration Pods to Its Cloud
By Barry Levine / NewsFactor Network Like this on Facebook Tweet this Link thison Linkedin Link this on Google Plus
PUBLISHED:
AUGUST
29
2012


Avaya is adding ready-made solutions to its Collaborative Cloud. This week, the telecommunications company announced a new portfolio of Collaboration Pods that utilize components from EMC, VMware and its own resources to simplify operations.

The Collaborative Cloud is Avaya's framework to deliver communication and collaboration solutions to participating organizations. The Pods are designed to deliver solutions for virtualized storage, computing and networking that are optimized for collaboration and such real-time applications as VDI, or Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.

'Fast, Easy Path'

The Pods employ VMware vCenter and VMware View, as well as storage arrays from EMC, plus Avaya's own applications for networking, management, communications, and integration. Through a single Pod-management interface, users can manage the functions and receive technical support.

Jean Turgeon, Avaya's vice president of Technical Solutions Marketing, said in a statement that the Pods provide enterprise customers with a unique, cloud-ready portfolio of solutions containing all of the components needed to quickly establish and take advantage of advanced unified communications and collaboration applications. He added that it gives customers "a fast, easy path to the cloud" in an application-driven network, without worries relating to infrastructure.

EMC told news media that the embedding of its management and storage arrays in an integrated set of solutions offers a simple and easy-to-deploy business communication solution that no longer requires "separate set up and configuration of their SANs to store, manage, protect and analyze" such information as session data from VDI.

For its part, VMware said that its podified solution will allow organizations to "reduce cost and complexity" in deploying virtualized applications.

Like 'Being a Caterer'

Analyst Laura DiDio of Information Technology Intelligence Corp noted that Avaya is very strong in services, and, by teaming up with EMC and VMware, they increase their strength.

She also pointed out that, in addition to assembling the components in the Pods, Avaya is also providing management, communications, and tech support, which she compared to "being a caterer" who provides everything needed for the meal.

Avaya's Collaborative Cloud Framework delivers collaboration services and apps through a single, scalable architecture via the company's cloud service providers. The company has said that its Cloud Framework is differentiated from other company's cloud offerings because of its emphasis on lowering operational costs, and on improving clients' ability to compete by enabling rapid innovation.

The company has steadily been rolling out services that utilize its Collaborative Cloud. In February, for instance, Avaya introduced its Communications Outsourcing Solutions (COS) to help companies increase performance and reduce costs of managing their communication environments. COS also utilizes the Collaborative Cloud framework.

In June, Avaya launched its Government Outsourcing Solutions (GovOS) solution -- hosted and manage services for unified communications, contact centers and data networking. The services, also utilizing the Collaborative Cloud, are designed to provide central management, priced on a per user basis, that complies with the U.S. federal government's requirements for security and certification.

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:

Like Us on FacebookFollow Us on Twitter
TOP STORIES NOW
MAY BE OF INTEREST
Salesforce.com is the market and technology leader in Software-as-a-Service. Its award-winning CRM solution helps 82,400 customers worldwide manage and share business information over the Internet. Experience CRM success. Click here for a FREE 30-day trial.
MORE IN APPLICATIONS
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
Dairy Queen Latest Retailer To Report Hack
Dairy Queen is known for its hot fries and sweet treats, but it just made cyber history as the latest victim of a hack attack. The fast food chain said that customer data at some stores may be at risk.
 
Lessons from the JPMorgan Chase Cyberattack
JPMorgan Chase is investigating a likely cyberattack. The banking giant is cooperating with law enforcement, including the FBI, to understand what data hackers may have obtained.
 
Who Is the Hacker Group Lizard Squad?
Are they dangerous or just obnoxious? That’s what many are wondering about the hacker group Lizard Squad, which tweeted out a bomb threat that grounded a flight with a Sony exec aboard.
 

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
HP Previews ProLiant Gen9 Servers
Because traditional data center and server architectures are “constraints” on businesses, HP is releasing new servers aimed at faster, simpler and more cost-effective delivery of computing services.
 
Apple Set To Release Largest iPad Ever
Tech giant Apple seems to have adopted the mantra “go big or go home.” The company is planning to introduce its largest iPad ever: a 12.9-inch behemoth that will dwarf its largest existing models.
 
Alert: HP Recalls 5 Million Notebook AC Power Cords
HP is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords in the U.S. and another 446,700 in Canada because of possible overheating, which can pose a fire and burn hazard.
 

Mobile Technology Spotlight
Apple Sets Sept. 9 Event: iPhone 6, iWatch on Tap?
Save the date. Apple formally announced that its long-anticipated “special event," will take place on September 9. Does the tech giant have the iPhone 6, and the iWatch up its sleeve?
 
Samsung's New Smart Watch Makes Calls Without Phone
Following up on the Gear 2, Samsung has unveiled a new 3G smart watch, the Gear S, that stands out in its ability to make phone calls and send text messages without a smartphone.
 
Apple Set To Release Largest iPad Ever
Tech giant Apple seems to have adopted the mantra “go big or go home.” The company is planning to introduce its largest iPad ever: a 12.9-inch behemoth that will dwarf its largest existing models.
 

Navigation
NewsFactor Network
Home/Top News | Enterprise I.T. | Cloud Computing | Applications | Hardware | Mobile Tech | Big Data | Communications
World Wide Web | Network Security | Data Storage | CRM Systems | Microsoft/Windows | Apple/Mac | Linux/Open Source | Personal Tech
Press Releases
NewsFactor Network Enterprise I.T. Sites
NewsFactor Technology News | Enterprise Security Today | CRM Daily

NewsFactor Business and Innovation Sites
Sci-Tech Today | NewsFactor Business Report

NewsFactor Services
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters

About NewsFactor Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Careers @ NewsFactor | Services for PR Pros | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 NewsFactor Network. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.