Unison ServerBy Frank Ohlhorst | Print
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
Unified communications software vendor Unison looks to outdo Microsoft's Office Communications Server in features, price and channel support.
Unison has combined all communications (telephony, e-mail, instant messaging, calendars and contacts) into a single server architecture. In other words, a single product handles all of a company’s communication needs. The concept of a single server application eliminates most of the integration needed by other solutions, speeding deployment and simplifying maintenance. All pluses when it comes to quickly deploying unified communications.
Unison’s custom server application is designed to run under Linux (CentOS 5.1 and RHEL 5.1 are currently supported) on a server-class system. Although feature-rich, the server does not require large amounts of processing power, allowing old server hardware to be converted into a unified communications server or, better yet, allowing integrators to build a Linux appliance to deploy the Unison Server.