Mitel Expands Virtualized UC Apps

Mitel Networks Corp. announced Monday at VMworld 2010 that it has added three UC applications to its Virtual Solutions portfolio, which run  as virtual appliances in a VMware Inc. environment.

In fall 2009, Mitel release d the Virtual Mitel Communications Director ( Virtual MCD). The new applications certified as VMware Ready include Virtual Mitel Applications Suite (Virtual MAS), Virtual Unified Communicator Advanced (Virtual UC Advanced) and Virtual Mitel Border Gateway (Virtual MBG).

Mitel Virtual Solutions leverages VMware vSphere to enable customers to consolidate Mitel’s voice and UC applications alongside non-voice business applications in the data center.

Virtual MAS brings together UC applications such as messaging, conferencing, collaboration, informal contact center, business reporting and analytics, and mobility in a single software package. Virtual UC Advanced provides users with single-portal access to  collaboration tools, including deskphone/softphone integration; presence, IM; visual voice mail; and audio, web, and desktop video conferencing. Virtual is a low-cost, secure, “plug and work” solution that extends applications to teleworkers across remote locations.

Mitel Virtual Solutions are designed to reduce costs by enabling server consolidation, reducing power consumption and decreasing provisioning, installation and application management overhead. Additionally, Mitel Virtual Solutions can take advantage of VMware management tools to provide improved application availability and simplify installation and maintenance.

“The Mitel Virtual Solutions portfolio combined with carrier SIP services now allows customers to deploy an entire unified communications solution as a software-only configuration,” said Stephen Beamish, vice president of marketing and business development, Mitel. “This provides customers with the choice in selecting a solution that meets the requirements of their business model and technology infrastructure.”

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