Organizations of all sizes are turning to virtualization mainly because it reduces the number of physical servers required, thereby lowering hardware maintenance costs, saving space, speeding deployment and offering increased flexibility.
However, many IT groups now are discovering that the quality of virtual machine deployment may be inconsistent and lead to sub-par performance, management difficulties and other virtualized server sprawl issues.
When it comes to unified communications, some vendors actually hide their solution complexity within the promise of virtualization—adding layers of time-consuming frustration and risk to the deployment.
They do this by replacing an assortment of servers that each perform a different function with an assortment of virtual machines.
Externally, it looks like they may have consolidated physical machines and in fact simplified the environment, but under the covers the customer must still administer and configure users and features across multiple logical entities.
ShoreTel virtualization support is easy to implement and understand : one physical server becomes one virtual machine which co-exists with other business applications on the host physical server(s).
We can achieve this, simply because our system was built from the ground up for the IP age. No obsolescent legacy technologies, and no kluged add ons to work around.