Avaya Introduces Multi-Tenant Blade Server Solution for Delivery of Hosted Communications Applications
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. - Avaya released a new platform for Avaya Hosted Solutions based on IBM Blade Server. Working with IBM, Avaya designed a software solution that partitions IBM eServer BladeCenter systems to provide multiple instances of business communications applications to multiple customers on a single blade. Using the Avaya SBS3000 Shared Blade Server solution, Service Providers can expand service offerings for business customers to include Avaya enterprise communications applications on a per-seat, per-month basis.
Up to 10 discrete instances of Avaya Communication Manager can be hosted on a blade server system, enabling Service Providers to deliver secure applications to up to 130 corporate customers on a Blade Center chassis, and scaling to up to 780 customers in a rack of 84 blade servers.
One of the first Service Providers to embrace the Avaya Blade Server strategy is Sprint, who plans to offer Avaya Hosted Messaging and Avaya Hosted IP Telephony, along with plans for a wireless integration offer that will expand mobility capabilities for Sprint cellular and enterprise customers by integrating Avaya communications applications.