Virtualization Brings Added Efficiency to IT Infrastructure

ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADTN), a leading supplier of converged access and unified business solutions, today announced that its NetVanta Unified Communications (UC) solutions can now be deployed in virtual environments utilizing VMware. The ability to operate in a virtualized environment will now allow partners and customers to use NetVanta UC in a broader variety of business and deployment scenarios.

Virtualization of NetVanta UC will enable applications requiring greater portability and flexibility, such as:

  • Service providers and resellers can offer hosted solutions based on NetVanta UC to their customers, thus growing their customer base and recurring revenue streams. Virtualized NetVanta UC deployments offer enhanced business process integration and tighter integration with a customer’s IT Infrastructure when compared to traditional hosted solutions.
  • Server consolidation increases space utilization efficiency and reduces the number of physical servers, thereby reducing rack space, hardware maintenance and energy costs.
  • Distributed enterprises can deliver UC functionality to their branch locations from a NetVanta UC Server hosted in the cloud, while deploying ADTRAN IP PBXs or IP Business Gateways at remote or branch locations. This reduces the overall costs of offering UC to all locations.
  • Improved business continuity. Hosted virtual disaster recovery servers can be geographically separated from the customer’s business location.

“Virtualization of NetVanta UC is a strong evolution for ADTRAN’s UC solution portfolio,” said Diane Myers, directing analyst, Infonetics Research. “The move to the cloud will create new business opportunities among both channel partners and service providers.”

“Businesses are moving to the cloud at a rapid rate,” said Tim Saunders, vice president of product management, ADTRAN Enterprise Networks Division. “The ability to utilize NetVanta UC in a virtualized environment will allow customers to adapt to an ever changing business landscape and more efficiently use existing resources, improving productivity and profitability.”

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