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January 28, 2009

Avaya Joins HP ProCurve Open Network Ecosystem

By Jai C.S., TMCnet Contributing Editor

Avaya, a provider of enterprise communications systems, applications and services has just entered into a strategic alliance with HP ProCurve.
HP ProCurve is an open standard network solutions, developed using HP’s Adaptive EDGE Architecture. The solution delivers a wide variety of networking hardware and software, which includes; LAN switches, wireless LAN services, WAN routers, and software for both network management and security. All HP ProCurve products are backed by HP’s reliable standards.

As per the terms of this alliance, Avaya (News - Alert) has joined the HP ProCurve Open Network Ecosystem (ProCurve ONE) to expand joint efforts in technology integration and innovation. ProCurve ONE is a multi-vendor alliance program that offers enterprises a choice of pre-tested interoperable solutions that run on the HP ProCurve Switch 5400zl and 8200zl series, integrating applications and services on a common platform.
"Through our strategic alliance with HP and the HP ProCurve Open Network Ecosystem, enterprises, branch and mid-size customers can reap the benefits of easy-to-deploy, fully-integrated IP networking and Unified Communications (News - Alert) solutions," said Alan Baratz, senior vice president and president, Global Communications Solutions, Avaya.
"Our current record of success with existing customers is just the beginning of what will become many advances in both technology and go-to-market business models as we move forward," added Baratz.
Under the HP ProCurve ONE program, Avaya Communication Manager IP telephony software has been tested and certified for interoperability with the HP ProCurve line of products.
"To help customers address the increased pace of change within their businesses, HP ProCurve is combining its own technology with some of the most innovative, respected and visionary companies in the world," said Marius Haas, senior vice president and general manager, HP ProCurve.
Earlier in 2008, the ProCurve 5400, 3500 and 2600 Series Switches by HP connected to Avaya DevConnect (News - Alert) to optimize customer deployment of Unified Communications and IP Telephony solutions.
Altura Communication (News - Alert) Solutions, a Platinum-certified Avaya BusinessPartner and authorized HP ProCurve channel reseller, mentioned about this team effort of both Avaya and HP ProCurve as a solution that offers its customers with true value differentiation.
Both Avaya and HP ProCurve are demonstrating Avaya Communication Manager Software and UC applications, that runs on the new HP ProCurve ONE Services zl Module, which was also announced by the company.
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Jai C.S. is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jai's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Michelle Robart

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