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Enterprise Connect 2012: Avaya announces (big shocker) cloud services

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Orlando, Florida – Avaya has announced “Collaborative Cloud,” a “strategic framework” for cloud-based collaboration solutions using Avaya’s various products plus the “AvayaLive” suite of of public cloud-based collaboration applications. If you’re really shocked about this, you missed the 10 foot sign Avaya put up at IT EXPO East 2012 earlier this year.

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Enterprise Connect availability: March 27-28

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I’ll be on site at Enterprise Connect on March 27 and March 28.  

General topics of interest for this show are:  

Cloud telephony and the migration away from the tradition PBX model in an enterprise setting.  SIP interoperability and federation. HD voice and continued movement towards wideband voice solution in the enterprise [...]

Everybody intros cloud-communications service for Enterprise Connect

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NOT from Orlando, Florida – Global Crossing, Verizon Business, and XO Communications all introduced cloud-based communications services today.

You can find more information on XO’s rollout of its HD voice and video service on HD Voice News.  Key points out of its release are 1) They’re supporting HD voice and video on an enterprise-basis [...]

Cloud computing storming (and obscuring) at all levels: SMB, Tier 1, IP Centrix (ugh)

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Everyone is on the cloud computing bandwagon, making it the “it” marketing term for people explaining exactly what they do (and the UC people should be scared because cloud is overrunning “UC”).  Tier 1 service providers, including Verizon Business and France Telecom, are storming ahead while other people use more – shall we say [...]

Verizon and VMware announce enterprise hybrid cloud solution

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Verizon Business (www.verizonbusiness.com) and VMWare (www.vmware.com) have announced field trails of an enterprise-class hybrid cloud solution.

The new Computing as a Service (CaaS) is built on top of Verizon’s IP network and VMware vCloud Datacenter.  Businesses will be able to decide which applications to move to the cloud while allowing them to leverage [...]

Dialogic goes software wild

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Dialogic (www.dialogic.com) has unleashed a raft of software-based products this month along with a cloud-based developer network/service.

The software announcements – four total, two updates, two new products – are all grouped under the PowerMedia media processing family/brand.

PowerMedia IP Media Server (IPMS) and Host Media Processing (HMP) software should be familiar to Dialogic [...]

Verizon announces beefed-up Cloud Computing, big pipes for content providers

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Verizon Business (www.verizonbusiness.com) announced enhancements to its cloud computing offering and dedicated delivery pipes for large content providers; Verizon is bragging about “flowing” up to half a terabyte per second from Internet and video content owners directly onto its network.

Verizon Computing as a Service (CaaS) now supports server cloning for rapid deployment of [...]

Voxeo gets Asterisk open, cloud-y.

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Voxeo has made two open source announcements in the last two days, establishing Voxeo Labs for open source/open standard solutions and releasing the Tropo.com cloud telephony service source code for free under open source licenses.

Voxeo Labs will be staffed by the guys who brought you Adhearsion, Jay Phillips and Jason Goecke.  Since Adhearson [...]

Verizon introduces a heavy cloud – CaaS (computing as a service)

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Verizon Business has rolled out its “cloud-based” Computing as a Service (CaaS, not to be confused with SaaS) solution today.   Targeted to large enterprise customers, it isn’t likely to make a lot of waves at Amazon.

CaaS is being sharply aimed at business and government customers who want on-demand and surge computing resources.  It [...]