Avaya Collaboration Pod for Aura Virtualized Environments, the first offering within the Avaya Collaboration Pods portfolio, is now available.
Avaya says it represents a new model for deploying real-time virtualized communication and collaboration applications that accelerates and simplifies the path to public and private clouds. The company also has introduced new management orchestration capabilities to simplify ongoing operation of the Avaya Collaboration Pod.
The Collaboration Pod for Avaya Aura Virtualized Environment is designed to provide enterprises and cloud service providers with a full stack, plug-and-play communications and collaboration solution that can be deployed in hours instead of days or months. Collaboration Pods reduce or eliminate long planning cycles, extensive cabling, integration testing and optimization phases. Avaya says the newly introduced Pod Orchestration Suite simplifies ongoing operations through a single interface for managing all Pod components.
Avaya Collaboration Pods are available in flexible configurations to match the capacity, services and reliability requirements of the customer’s business. They are now available in the U.S., Canada and European Union nations.
“Avaya Collaboration Pods are already proving their value to enterprises and cloud service providers who are accelerating time to service, reducing data center complexity and improving application availability,” said Marc Randall, SVP & GM, Avaya Networking. “Working with EMC and VMware, this turnkey deployment model for Avaya Aura continues Avaya’s strategy to provide high performance communications and collaboration applications that are easy to deploy, use and manage from data center to desktop and mobile devices.”
The announcement builds on the Avaya Collaborative Cloud portfolio, which includes a variety of solutions that the company says enable customers and partners to build, manage, enable and deliver Avaya solutions through cloud-based delivery models. In March, Avaya also announced Collaborative Cloud offers designed specifically to enable CSPs to provide Avaya’s unified communications, contact center and video conferencing solutions to their end customers.
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