Unified Communications Featured Article

Mitel, Vidyo and VMware Collaborate on Conferencing Service

August 22, 2012

A new integrated solution, combining UCC and video conferencing with VMware View, was jointly unveiled by Mitel, Vidyo, Inc. and VMware.  

Mitel and Vidyo have integrated Mitel's virtualized Unified Communicator Advanced client software and the VidyoConferencing collaboration solution with VMware View to deliver a single, unified solution. This single unified solution enables collaboration over any medium while delivering lower costs, increased security and simplified management of virtual desktop infrastructure.

With VMware View, users simply sign on once to a terminal or use their VMware View client to instantly gain access to all collaboration mediums in addition to their desktops. Desktop virtualization, using VMware View, offers IT tremendous benefits by moving desktops and applications into the cloud and delivering them as a managed service. This enables a variety of benefits such as process automation efficiency, increased security and reduction in the total cost of desktop ownership.

The joint solution also enables IT to deliver video conferencing, voice, presence, secure instant messaging, audio and Web conferencing, document sharing, voice messaging and e-mail – all unified with complete desktop functionality.

The ability to deliver business-quality video in a virtualized environment requires overcoming significant technical hurdles. Through collaboration between Mitel, and Vidyo and VMware, the results are expected to be groundbreaking, demonstrating the continuing leadership of VMware and its strong partner ecosystem.

"This development allows us to deliver yet another important collaboration mode for virtualized UCC deployments," said Stephen Beamish, vice president of Business Development at Mitel. "Its further validation of the power and flexibility that enterprise voice virtualization provides for end customers."

A provider of communications solutions for a range of organizations, Mitel revealed its survey results indicating that voice virtualization will take on more importance in business' networks.

Want to learn more about the latest in communications and technology? Then be sure to attend
ITEXPO West 2012, taking place Oct. 2-5, in Austin, TX. Stay in touch with everything happening at ITEXPO. Follow us on Twitter.

Edited by Braden Becker