Unisys announced at the Microsoft TechEd Europe conference that it is providing multiple services-based solutions for the new Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 environments. The solutions include data center transformation solutions, as well as end-user services and a unified communications service that Unisys is hosting for Microsoft Corp.
"When Microsoft delivers software innovations, Unisys is there with innovative solutions that help clients realize the full value of the products," said Colin Lacey, vice president, Systems and Storage, Unisys. "We're doing that again for these latest Microsoft offerings to help users improve their operations and make their people better able to do business anywhere at any time."
The new solutions are designed to help enterprises boost information workers' productivity, improve the IT infrastructure so it supports business more efficiently, and reduce the costs of IT service delivery and support.
Unisys builds on expertise and best practices in virtualized infrastructure, particularly through Unisys Data Center Transformation Services, Infrastructure Management Suite of solutions, and family of Enterprise Servers, to help clients use Windows Server 2008 R2 to transform their data centers for greater efficiency at lower cost.
Unisys recently conducted proof-point tests that demonstrate the power of Windows Server 2008 R2 in a virtualized environment. In one test, for example, using Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition, a single Unisys ES7000 server supported the same workload as 32 dual-socket quad-core commodity servers, each running two 85-gigabyte SQL Server 2008 R2 databases, while providing better response times. Unisys achieved those results while quadrupling the utilization rate of the commodity servers and using 55 percent less power. Unisys said the 32:1 consolidation ratio shows that Unisys can help clients configure and manage their SQL Server database infrastructure more efficiently and significantly reduce their facilities, server maintenance and support costs.
Additionally, according to Unisys, its End-User Productivity Services enable IT organizations to realize the full business potential of Exchange Server 2010 and Windows 7. These services provide multiple options for end users to securely access key productivity environments-whether running centrally managed applications locally on mobile devices such as netbooks and smartphones, accessing them through cloud-based services or using a mixture of delivery options.
Unisys provides migration and management support for Windows 7 to help clients deploy the new environment most efficiently and effectively. Also, the advanced desktop management, support and flexible applications delivery capabilities of Unisys End-User Productivity Services give Windows 7 users anywhere, anytime access to their critical productivity environments.
Based on Unisys expertise in managed services, Microsoft has selected Unisys to build and manage the Microsoft Unified Communications Virtual Experience for Exchange Server 2010 and Office Communications Server 2007 R2. This cloud-based trial service enables enterprise users to try, free of charge, the latest Microsoft UC technology.
The service gives organizations worldwide the opportunity to test key new features of the Microsoft offerings, such as multi-party instant messaging and voice and video conferencing, and evaluate the potential benefits of Microsoft unified communications for their business. It also helps them assess how they can help employees collaborate more productively using the devices and technologies that best suit their work style-whether PCs, web browsers or mobile phones.
For information about participating in a 60-day virtual experience, go here.