According to Taichiro Hashizawa, the senior general manager and vice president of NEC, “CIOs are looking to virtualization and cloud strategies to deliver business applications, which may include ERP, CRM and even unified communications, as a service in a very streamlined, efficient manner — all on fewer physical servers than was ever possible before.” Now, the company is making their UNIVERGE Sphericall software appliance available to help businesses implement communications-as-a-service delivery models quickly and easily.
The new software-based solution is meant to work with VMware, which NEC says will offer clients the greatest versatility when it comes to creating cost effective, agile and flexible networks. New virtualized voice and data infrastructure are being rapidly deployed to the market, and companies need to keep up with changing communications trends in order to be able to keep their edge.
Using appliances based on VMware’s vSphere, companies can enjoy benefits such as pooling infrastructure, effective disaster recovery of services and data, and elasticity capacity which can help businesses meet booming demand.
Along with these benefits, companies will now also be able to deploy Unified communications functions along with other virtualized business applications in a software-based or hybrid cloud.
Gary Green of VMware says that “VMware and NEC share a common vision for delivering cloud computing solutions to customers”, and that in combination with NEC’s new communication-as-service options, VMware will be able to help clients virtualize more resources to develop more effective hybrid clouds and make the move away from VPS systems.
All-in-one clouds are an essential part of the new virtual landscape, and communications is quickly becoming a fertile ground for cloud development. Along with VMware, NEC is doing their best to offer viable enterprise cloud options for companies looking to improve their network outlook.