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Archive for November, 2009

Standardizing in Polycom SIP endpoints for its quality and value

Buffalo, New York Polycom phones are part of I-Evolve’s leading Business VoIP solution, aimed at small-to-medium business customers. The pairing of I-Evolve’s high-quality network with Polycomís HD Voice VoIP endpoints creates a compelling proposition for businesses seeking affordable, high quality unified communications and VoIP telephony services. I-Evolve’s hosted VoIP services provide businesses with an affordable solution that is fully managed utilizing productivity-enhanced features, a key driver for services in todayís economy.

What made I-Evolve choose Polycom Soundpoint devices are their hardware build quality. There is simply a lot of ‘junk’ devices out there that only add confusion and a poor end user experience. Sure, these devices may cost less in the short-term, but will likely add exponentially to that cost through user frustration and hardware failure. Also, configurability and centralized provisioning is essential. The entire SoundPoint IP series offers (more…)

Explanation of virtualization to a non-techie person

Virtualization is the creation of a virtual (rather than actual) version of something, such as an operating system, a server, a storage device or network resources. You probably know a little about virtualization if you have ever divided your hard drive into different partitions. A partition is the logical division of a hard disk drive to create, in effect, two separate hard drives. Operating system virtualization is the use of software to allow a piece of hardware to run multiple operating system images at the same time. The technology got its start on mainframes decades ago, allowing administrators to avoid wasting expensive processing power. There are three areas of IT where virtualization is making headroads, network virtualization, storage virtualization and server virtualization: (more…)