EAGAN, Minn., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Technology integration expert NACR is pleased to invite IT teams and other customers to learn more about its portfolio of products and services that support application deployments on VMware, the leading platform for business virtualization.
NACR is a leading integrator of best-in-class communications solutions and services, and a trusted advisor to more than 5,500 customers from small businesses to FORTUNE® 100 and global enterprises. The company serves as a single source for consulting, implementation, project management, training, maintenance, and managed services that improve productivity, efficiency, collaboration, and customer service.
"As more customers opt for applications that are virtualized on industry-standard servers, NACR is here to help them assess their options and deploy best-of-breed solutions in the most intelligent and cost-effective way," according to Gina Odean, National Director of Convergence at NACR. "From presale consultation and planning to hardware, software, and voice integration, we provide whatever our customers need to support their virtualization strategy."
As a VMware partner and one of the largest Avaya channel partners worldwide, NACR works closely with both companies, as well as other technology leaders, to integrate the latest hardware, software, and applications into end-to-end multivendor solutions.
For application virtualization, NACR offers customers a choice of support ranging from all-inclusive hardware and software packages to ala carte services. For example, the NACR UC vStack product provides a choice of core Avaya and related unified communication (UC) applications preloaded on a reliable VMware-compatible infrastructure, all preconfigured and delivered by NACR.
"Having trained extensively in VMware, with special attention to the requirements of a virtualized real-time application, and worked closely with Avaya in the beta testing of its virtualized apps, NACR has been able to tailor the vStack solution to provide the right hardware and software mix to support a customer's Avaya solution on VMware," said Odean. "In addition, NACR has the skills to support other vendor's virtualized applications, such as messaging, session border controllers, or Microsoft Lync, and the combined voice and data expertise to ensure that they are integrated to work together effectively."
Whether customers choose to use the NACR UC vStack or their own virtual server environment, NACR also offers a complete range of virtualization support services from planning through implementation. "We can map out a proposed virtualization solution from concept through what it will actually look like in production, so customers can make an informed decision and pick the best solution for their needs." For instance, NACR can provide:
- A detailed recommendation for the optimal server configuration, including a topology diagram that aligns with Best Practices and a handoff package for the team that will deploy the solution — whether it will be an NACR team, the customer, or a third-party partner
- Preconfiguration, testing, and loading of applications, remotely or on site, via an FTP site or a customer's host VMware server
- Integration of Application Level Availability features (for example, those of Avaya Communication Manager) with the availability features of VMware, for enhanced resiliency and survivability
For more information about virtualization and other solutions and services from NACR, please contact your NACR NAM or call the company at 1-888-321-NACR (6227).
As a leading global integrator of business communications solutions and services since 1993, NACR has been a trusted advisor to more than 40% of the Fortune 100 companies, helping them use technology to enhance the collaboration, contact center, and data communication experience. We serve as a single source for consulting, implementation, project management, training, maintenance, and managed services that improve productivity, efficiency, and customer service. With a team of over 800 customer-focused and certified employees, we have consistently been recognized by our partners, suppliers, and customers for excellence. For more information, visit: www.nacr.com