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ShoreTel is out with a new solution that it says allows companies of all sizes to deploy a ShoreTel communications system in a virtual environment.
ShoreTel 14.2 is designed to deliver greater flexibility for customers, with the ability to mix and match hardware-based and virtual appliances in a single network, all managed using a single Web-based management interface.
ShoreTel 14.2 lets customers select the UC deployment model that best suits their business and infrastructure needs – virtual, physical or any combination of both. Benefits include reduced hardware and operational complexity, higher application availability, increased scalability and reliability, the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company said.
"The time is now to take advantage of virtualization for unified communications – the infrastructure is in place, the market is ready, the channel is knowledgeable, and customers are clamoring to virtualize their PBX and entire communications platform," said Pej Roshan, vice president of product management at ShoreTel.
ShoreTel enables customers to choose the unique deployment model that best suits their needs. This allows customers to leverage virtual servers they already own and operate. ShoreTel 14.2 enables all ShoreTel UC components, including call control, SIP trunks, and collaboration applications, to be virtualized and implemented on industry-standard servers.
The solution is available now from qualified ShoreTel reseller partners.
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