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Cistera Delivers Updated Virtualization for Unified Communications Application Servers

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May 26, 2011

Cistera Delivers Updated Virtualization for Unified Communications Application Servers

By Anshu Shrivastava, TMCnet Contributor

Cistera (News - Alert) Networks has announced the delivery of enhanced virtualization for unified communications (UC) application servers.

The company said that it’s mid-way through a refresh of hardware platforms that is expected to expand their capability. This move will “significantly” enhance the number of supported devices and applications, said company officials.

“The Cistera platform has always been able to virtualize applications and with the new versions of hardware and software it will significantly increase this,” said Greg Royal (News - Alert), CEO at Cistera.

Royal said that the company was the first to virtualize recording and monitoring systems, voicemail, directory systems and notification systems back in 2005 and that approach has since become the norm.

“Now with the new capabilities, our customer with more than 10,000 employees can provide all that capability on a single server such as the Cistera 5500 series,” Royal said.

The company plans to release Cistera Convergence (News - Alert) 2.0 later this year. And with the release of the new version, the number of supported devices per server will expand to over 10,000 devices via the use of enhanced virtualization capabilities inherent on the Cistera platform, said company officials.

Cistera Convergence Servers integrate multiple application engines on a single platform. According to company officials, this “significantly” reduces the platform and carbon footprint of unified communication implementations. Moreover, Cistera hardware and software are optimized to serve multiple voice systems concurrently and integrate them seamlessly into data infrastructure.

Each Cistera ConvergenceServer features a full range of Cistera application engines. This makes installation and expansion a simple process, said company officials. Thanks to the platform’s broad portfolio of virtualized application service, users can improve satisfaction, increase productivity and collaboration as well as provide a safer environment.

Cistera Networks (News - Alert) is a provider of event alerting and notification application infrastructure for large-scale enterprises and government public safety services.

Earlier this month, the company announced the implementation of largest fault tolerant emergency notification infrastructure to date for North America, covering critical energy infrastructure in 11 states.

Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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