Accelerating the Deployment of Virtualized Applications in the Data Center Introducing Avaya Collaboration Pods

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December 5th, 2012

by Avaya

Avaya Collaboration Pods are turnkey solutions consisting of virtualized server, storage, networking and management components all fine-tuned to deliver maximum performance of Avaya application solutions over the underlying data center infrastructure. With fully integrated management and support, the solution enables rapid deployment of complex technologies, including virtualized applications and services, storage and networking, while simplifying the task of operating technologies from multiple vendors.

Cisco Office-in-a-Box: Solution with Cisco Integrated Services Routers Generation 2, Cisco UCS E-Series Servers and VMware View

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November 5th, 2012

By Cisco Systems

The modern workplace continues to evolve, with demands for improved mobility, new bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and VDI initiatives, plus a need for an increasingly agile, productive and collaborative workforce. Deploying VDI at the branch or remote office has proven a challenge to most VDI adopters. Centralizing user desktops at the data center and having users access those desktops across the WAN results in poor user experience and WAN connectivity dependency for business continuity. Cisco® Office-in-a-Box consists of the award-winning Cisco Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 (ISR G2) platforms and the new Cisco UCS® E-Series Servers. With Cisco’s best in class network technology combined with a powerful enterprise grade compute platform in a single box Cisco delivers a way to easily collapse branch office or retail store IT services into a single box.

Lippis Report 193: Networking Essential to a Successful Virtualized Desktop Project

May 29th, 2012

While IT business leaders have been busy virtualizing servers into ever more dense data centers, virtual desktop infrastructure or VDI options and deployments continue to expand and gain market share during the current business cycle. According to ABI Research, the worldwide market for hosted virtual desktops is forecast to grow from about $500 million in 2009 to a cumulative total of nearly $5 billion in 2016.

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