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Spotlight on Business Edition 6000

July 29th, 2013   •   Comments Off on Spotlight on Business Edition 6000   

The Cisco Business Edition 6000 delivers Strategic Value to the Customers Business, Productivity, Innovation and Growth.

Key stakeholders responsible for Supply Chain Inbound Logistics, Operations, Outbound Logistics Time to Market, Marketing, Sales and Service will be excited about the Value that the Business Edition 6000 delivers to Business Process.  This will differentiate them from the competition.

The Cisco Business Edition 6000 is an integrated communications solution providing voice and video call control, mobility, messaging, conferencing, instant messaging and presence, and contact center options on a single server. The BE600 is perfect for any business that needs full communications functionality in a simple-to-deploy and -use package

Spotlight on Business Edition 6000

By : Bruce Shepherd

Top 5 Questions When choosing your BE 6000

July 3rd, 2013   •   Comments Off on Top 5 Questions When choosing your BE 6000   

Ready to get started? Here are five questions to ask your technology partner:

    1. Do you specialize in working with small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs)
    2. What do I need to add to my network?
    3. How can I minimize my overall costs?
    4. What happens if there’s a problem? Ask your partner detailed questions about the support he or she can offer after the sale.
    5. What do we need to do to prepare? Before the installation, ask your partner what information—about your network, users, business procedures, and security requirements—he or she needs from you to make the network upgrade go as smoothly as possible. Also ask your partner what are the common oversights or challenges businesses like yours face when upgrading their networks, and how you should prepare for them.

Can I order redundancy by ordering two starter Cisco Business Edition 6000 bundles?

July 3rd, 2013   •   Comments Off on Can I order redundancy by ordering two starter Cisco Business Edition 6000 bundles?   

Yes, for 150 users or more, it is more cost-effective to order two starter bundles (BE6K-START-UCL25 or BE6K-START-UWL25) for redundancy than to order one starter bundle and a separate Cisco UCS C220 M3 server. Ask your TRC Networks about redundancy options.

Does Cisco Business Edition 6000 support more than two nodes in the cluster?

July 3rd, 2013   •   Comments Off on Does Cisco Business Edition 6000 support more than two nodes in the cluster?   

Yes, you can deploy Cisco BE 6000 with more than three nodes in the cluster as long as the user count does not exceed 1000 users.

What is the recommended deployment model for customers who want to deploy more than five applications using the Cisco BE 6000 Medium Density server?

July 3rd, 2013   •   Comments Off on What is the recommended deployment model for customers who want to deploy more than five applications using the Cisco BE 6000 Medium Density server?   

The Cisco BE 6000 Medium Density server supports up to five co-resident applications. However, the Cisco Virtualization Hypervisor software with license comes standard with Cisco BE 6000, and is entitled for two CPU sockets and 16 GB of virtual memory to deploy additional applications. Following are configuration scenario examples:

Scenario 1: Fully redundant configuration

• Cisco BE6000 Medium Density server 1: Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Cisco Unity Connection, Cisco Unified Presence, Cisco Unified Contact Center Express, and Cisco Unified Provisioning Manager (primary)

• Cisco BE6000 Medium Density server 2: Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Cisco Unity Connection, Cisco Unified Presence, and Cisco Unified Contact Center Express (secondary)

• Cisco BE6000 Medium Density server 3: Cisco Unified Attendant Console

Scenario 2: Redundancy for Cisco Unified Communications Manager with Cisco Unified Contact Center Express only

• Cisco BE6000 Medium Density server 1: Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Cisco Unity Connection, Cisco Unified Presence, Cisco Unified Contact Center Express, and Cisco Unified Provisioning Manager (primary)

• Cisco BE6000 Medium Density server 2: Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Cisco Unified Attendant Console, and Cisco Unified Contact Center Express (secondary)

Scenario 3: Cloud-based IM and presence

• Cisco BE6000 Medium Density server 1: Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Cisco Unity Connection, Cisco Unified Contact Center Express, Cisco Unified Attendant Console, and Cisco Unified Provisioning Manager (primary)

• Cisco BE6000 Medium Density server 2: Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Cisco Unity Connection, and Cisco Unified Contact Center Express (secondary)

Optional Cisco Virtualization Foundation Edition is entitled for two CPU sockets and 32 GB of virtual memory and enables the VMware vCenter compatibility feature.

 

Does Cisco Business Edition 6000 support WAN redundancy?

July 3rd, 2013   •   Comments Off on Does Cisco Business Edition 6000 support WAN redundancy?   

Yes, Cisco BE 6000 supports fully featured redundancy for both LAN and WAN environments.

You can deploy a redundant server for Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Cisco Unity Connection, Cisco Unified Presence, and Cisco Unified Contact Center Express applications in a remote location over your WAN.

How many applications can be installed and run co-resident on a single Cisco BE 6000 Server?

July 3rd, 2013   •   Comments Off on How many applications can be installed and run co-resident on a single Cisco BE 6000 Server?   

Cisco BE 6000 comes with two hardware options of Cisco UCS 220 M3 Server:

  1. The Medium Density server supports a maximum of five virtual machines (four collaboration applications and one management application) – support for a maximum of 1200 devices.
  2. The High Density server supports a maximum of nine virtual machines (eight collaboration applications and one management application) – support for a maximum of 2500 devices.

Note: Both options support a maximum 0f 1000 users.

What is Cisco Business Edition 6000?

July 3rd, 2013   •   Comments Off on What is Cisco Business Edition 6000?   

Cisco Business Edition 6000 (BE 6000) is a packaged solution optimized for medium-sized business requirements. It is a combination of Cisco Unified Communications applications on the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) that offers midsize customers business agility and reduced TCO through server consolidation, operational efficiency and scalability, improved business continuity, and greater investment leverage.

Cisco BE 6000 consists of the following foundational elements:

• Cisco UCS C220 M3 Rack-Mount Server

• Cisco UC Virtualization Hypervisor

• Cisco Licensing

• Cisco Unified Communications Manager

• Cisco Instant Messaging and Presence with the Cisco Jabber messaging integration platform

• Cisco Unity® Connection

• Cisco Prime Collaboration Provisioning

You can optionally install the following applications to the BE 6000 solution:

• Advance Video with Cisco TelePresence® conferencing application

• Cisco Unified Contact Center Express

• Cisco Emergency Responder

• Cisco Paging Server

• Cisco Unified Provisioning Manger (older option of management application)

• Cisco Unified Attendant Console (not preloaded; needs to be purchased separately)

In addition, Cisco BE 6000 integrates with cloud-based Cisco WebEx® Software-as-a-Service offerings including WebEx® Connect IM and Presence, as well as WebEx Web Conferencing.