StartReady OCS Appliance & Round-up

March 10th, 2010 | Tags: ,

Deploying OCS can be quite complex and you could say server sprawl is included “out of the box”! But the folks at StartReady have come up with the first ever OCS 2007 R2 Appliance. With a ridiculously easy to use web based setup wizard, they claim you can have your OCS environment setup in a matter of minutes. I did of course challenge them on this and to my amazement it was true – the PSTN break-out is achieved via SIP trunking over the Internet or private network. All the roles are virtualised, which then led to my question “Is this supported by Microsoft?” and apparently it is? Costs start at £12k

So there we have it folks, another exciting UC Expo. Please do feel free to let me know if I have missed off anything worth mentioning, with that I will leave you with some pictures from the event…

Picture of the StartReady UC Appliance in all it’s glory… (well how exciting do you expect a custom built server to be?)

The Microsoft stand

Until next time…