By Mushtaq Ahmed, Global Product Manager, HP Networking
It is with great pleasure that I share with you the news that HP has earned Avaya DevConnect Compliant certification for successful testing of the MSR30 Series as a PSTN Gateway for use with Avaya’s industry leading Aura Unified Communications platform to interoperate with traditional telephone equipment. Here’s why this is such good news.
One side effect of business growth is an increasing number of employees and often the addition of new remote offices. Growth is always a challenge for the IT manager – but integrating branch offices is adding some complexity to the list of the usual worries. HP has got solutions for midmarket companies to lower your IT complexity and increase productivity in the branch.
Do you remember “Power to the People,” as a political slogan and rallying cry from the 1960’s? The newest component in HP Networking’s FlexBranch, the HP Advanced Services zl Module with Microsoft® Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition is bringing “power to the branch office”.
Just as users in your corporate headquarters, users in your branch offices deserve the same reliable user experience. With a single integrated application module running Windows Server hosted in a 5400zl switch, branch offices can now enjoy a comprehensive set of network services….DNS, DHCP, Active Directory, and Print Services….packaged in a small physical chassis with low carbon footprint and centralized management. Even if the link to your HQ data center goes down, users in each branch can continue to work.
FlexNetwork is an end-to-end framework that encompasses data center, campus and branch with a comprehensive management across the entire network. Typically what you see in the industry is a different architecture for data center and a completely different one for campus or extended enterprise. Read how HP converges network connectivity with services to deliver near campus LAN like experience in the branch. Come visit us at the HP pavilion on the Interop show floor.
How true this old adage is: Protection is only as effective as the weakest link. Out of sight, out of mind is not necessarily an appropriate motto when it comes to remote sites. Your branch offices are an integral part of your corporate network. They need to be as secure as the rest of the organization. Here’s how.