Cisco BE6000 Replaces the Unified Communications 500IT Resource
In September of 2013 we shared with you that Cisco had announced the End of Life for the popular Unified Communications Series 500 for Small Business (UC 500) was January, 2014. Initially, many in our industry were disappointed that Cisco discontinued this well received, proven solution. But, we’re happy to share that Cisco has enhanced their product offerings within the Business Edition 6000 Series (BE6000).
The entire series of Cisco BE6000 solutions provides organizations a full range of collaboration tools: voice, video, messaging, instant messaging and presence, conferencing, video conferencing, contact center services and mobility capabilities.
Designed for organizations with 25 to 1000 employees, Cisco BE6000 solutions contain one or more modular, stackable servers. This makes adding more capacity to support additional users simple and easy. The servers utilize virtualization technology, allowing for many collaboration tools into a small form factor.
Cisco BE6000 solutions come with a suite of ten preloaded Unified Communications and Collaboration applications. As your business grows and changes, you can easily activate these applications when the time is right.
There are three Cisco BE6000 platform models. All are built on virtualized Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) products, which are designed for performance and density over a wide range of company sizes and business workloads.
● BE6000S: Ideal for small-scale “office in a box” collaboration deployments
Supports five fixed collaboration applications in a single integrated router/gateway/virtualized blade server platform; maximum capacity of 150 users and 300 devices.
● BE6000M: Ideal for medium to large-scale end to-end collaboration deployments
Supports five collaboration application options in a single virtualized server platform; maximum capacity of 1000 users, 1200 devices, and 100 contact center agents.
● BE6000H: Supports nine collaboration application options in a single virtualized server platform; maximum capacity of 1000 users, 2500 devices, and 100 contact center agents.
We have designed, installed and currently support many BE6000M solutions for our customers. And, we’re excited about the release of the BE600S as this solution is ideal for our SMB customers. Please let us know if you would like to discuss your Unified Communications and Collaboration needs. We’re here to help!