Virtualization as a concept is not new – however, it is a hot topic in data centers globally. Leading information technology research and advisory company Gartner named virtualization the top strategic technology to watch in 2009, for its capability to virtualize just about everything else in a data center.
Mitel® has collaborated with industry leader VMware® to allow unified communications applications to run in a virtualized environment. Until today, vendors have not been able to overcome the technological complexity of virtualizing real-time voice applications; now, Mitel and VMware have solved the challenge and are first in the industry to announce a solution. The benefits of bringing unified communication applications into the data center are clear. By breaking down the barriers between the ‘telecom closet’ and the data centre, IT managers can minimize voice management tasks, consolidate voice and non-voice applications on a single server and ensure that the server can still be accessed in case of a disaster. The flexibility provided by virtualization means deployment and management of mobility, conferencing, collaboration and other voice applications are simplified, resulting in lower capital and operating costs.
Mitel is optimizing its unified communications applications for VMware vSphere™. These applications, built to ‘VMware Ready’ standards, will provide Mitel’s customers virtualized solutions that are reliable, secure and ready-to-run in a production environment in their data centers.