Avaya taps EMC and VMware to accelerate Collaborative Cloud solution deployments

Infotech Lead America: Avaya has tapped EMC and VMware to accelerate deployments of Avaya Collaborative Cloud solutions.

The Avaya Collaborative Cloud is designed to streamline the installation and ongoing operations of real-time communications and collaboration environments.

Based on solutions from Avaya, EMC and VMware, the Avaya Collaboration Pods will deliver virtualized storage, computing and networking. The solutions will include storage arrays from EMC, VMware vCenter and VMware View from VMware, and networking, management, communications applications and integration from Avaya.

Moreover, Avaya Collaboration Pods will be available in several packaged configurations to support business needs. Each package will include the Avaya Virtual Services Platform (VSP) 7000, an energy and space-efficient top-of-rack Ethernet switching platform built to support fabric-based virtualized services.

Avaya Collaboration Pods will enable faster time to revenue for smaller cloud providers that want to streamline delivery of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) or Communications as a Service (CaaS).

“EMC develops industry-leading storage, data analytics, backup and security solutions that enable customers to build, maintain and manage virtual and cloud applications. By embedding EMC’s management and storage arrays in a tightly integrated portfolio of solutions, Avaya is providing enterprise customers with simple and easy-to-deploy business communications solutions no longer requiring separate set up and configuration of their SANs to store, manage, protect and analyze the valuable information found in communications, collaboration and VDI sessions,” said Rick Froehlich, senior vice president, OEM, EMC.

“Organizations of all sizes are looking to reduce complexity in their IT environments and take advantage of advanced communications and collaboration technologies. Turnkey solutions such as Avaya Collaboration Pods and VMware cloud infrastructure and management solutions help address this market need. These solutions can help enterprises quickly and easily deploy virtualized application to reduce cost and complexity,” Parag Patel, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances, VMware.

The rise of BYOD makes it difficult for the College to provide students and faculty with a consistent experience across our network. By delivering everything we need in a pre-tested, pre-configured bundle, Avaya’s VDI Pod will help us accelerate the roll-out of virtual desktops to our users. It is a solution that will give end users the benefits of a consistent desktop experience, while allowing us to simplify desktop management, reduce our costs, and secure our infrastructure,” Bobby Lour, director of Information Technology, Dallas Christian College.

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