Avaya has unveiled its new communications architecture for virtualized unified communications (UC) applications, Avaya Aura Virtualized Environment (Avaya Aura VE), to help businesses accelerate mobile collaboration applications across their organization. With Avaya Aura VE, businesses maintain the high reliability, simplicity and functionality of Avaya Aura – the company’s next-generation collaboration platform - while gaining flexible new options for deploying Avaya’s UC and customer service solutions in virtual architectures.
Avaya Aura VE applications are designated as VMware Ready, which is VMware’s highest level of endorsement for virtualization technologies. More companies are choosing virtualization to reduce the complexity, equipment and costs of their IT operations. The critical next step is the virtualization of unified communications, with 70 percent of companies planning to virtualize their UC applications, according to Nemertes Research.
“The new Avaya Aura Virtualized Environment (Avaya Aura VE) is designed to provide businesses with additional choice in how to deploy the best collaboration solution for their needs. Based on our next-generation collaboration platform, Avaya Aura VE is a scalable solution on virtual machines that enables enterprises with a flexible deployment of Unified Communication applications,” said Arun Shetty, Head - UC Sales and Consulting, Avaya India.
With this announcement, businesses also have several flexible options for enhanced mobility and collaboration. Businesses can choose full virtualization with Avaya Aura VE or continue with the dedicated hardware approach already offered by Avaya Aura. They can also combine virtualized and dedicated servers for application deployment. As another option, Avaya Collaboration Pods for Avaya Aura VE will be offered as pre-packaged, all-in-one UC solutions for virtualized storage, computing and networking.