Avaya has unveiled new software — Avaya IP Office 9.0 — a single software platform for collaboration with flexible deployment options for companies up to 2,000 users.
With over 12 million users already installed worldwide, Avaya IP Office now provides midmarket companies with a cost-effective platform for growth that delivers nearly 30 percent lower total cost of ownership compared to other solutions.
Avaya IP Office 9.0 software easily and cost-effectively scales to 2,000 users (previously 1,000 users) at up to 32 locations, delivering exceptional value and low total cost of ownership, said Avaya in a statement.
In addition, IP Office 9.0 adds virtualized software running VMware vSphere 4.x or 5.x software. IP Office software can run inside a virtual machine, on a dedicated server, an appliance, or a combination of these. This adds flexibility while enabling customers to match the deployment method to their infrastructure plans and objectives.
IP Office Web Manager for Server Edition provides a consolidated management view of a multi-site IP Office solution through a one-time log-in to a single URL. Web Manager allows access to a range of servers, along with solution-wide user management, and simplified management while enabling midmarket companies to reduce administrative overhead.
Moreover, IP Office 9.0 can cost-effectively support multiple branch office deployment options: standalone, independent branch or connected to the Avaya Aura network in distributed and centralized branch modes while being managed by Avaya Aura System Manager.
Avaya Ethernet switches with unique automated provisioning capabilities that provide fast, secure, network connectivity and power to Avaya’s midmarket collaboration solution at price points lower than comparable solutions from other vendors.
“Many agree that the midmarket is an underserved market segment, yet few vendors actually build their products from the ground up for these customers. Avaya is one of the few vendors that understands the unique qualities of midsize businesses and has applied a large, dedicated team of resources entirely focused on empowering midsize companies with simple, effective and engaging collaboration,” said Gary E. Barnett, senior vice president and general manager, Collaboration, Avaya.
Meanwhile, Avaya said Avaya Aura Collaboration Environment is simplifying how communications or collaboration is embedded into enterprise business applications. Until now, weaving in collaboration or communication capabilities into a medical patient monitoring application or a home insurance adjuster application often could take upwards of six months.
Avaya Aura Collaboration Environment removes the needs for deep communications expertise these systems generally have required in the past.
For example, Paris Gallery, a retailer in the Middle East, is extending the smart facilities management capabilities deployed in its stores to include direct integration with existing Avaya collaboration capabilities, giving employees access to operations data and communications from anywhere in the store. Using Avaya Aura Collaboration Environment, the developer created the application within two days.
Avaya Aura Collaboration Environment is delivered on the Avaya Aura core unified communications platform.
The latest release of Avaya Aura provides higher levels of security and lower total cost of ownership in a foundation that allows customers and partners the flexibility to grow and add value through innovative capabilities.