There are many prominent vendors in the unified communications services space, but according to a Technavio report, the top eight vendors in the space are Alcatel-Lucent, Avaya, Cisco, Microsoft, Unify, Mitel, Genband and IBM.
The network access control market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 31.17 percent through to 2020, creating what will end up being a $2.65 billion part of the network security sector.
Avaya Breeze is the next iteration of the Avaya Engagement Development Platform and aims to simplify application development. Also as part of the release, the vendor unveiled the Avaya Snapp Store, where app developers can sell their business communications apps to customers
Software-defined networking vendors promise to solve several problems as networks become increasingly more complex and dispersed across multiple locations. One of the potential benefits is a more secure networking environment. That's what Avaya is hoping to provide the healthcare industry with a new vertical-targeted SDN security product.
Avaya has taken to the cloud with its latest mid-market unified communications offerings. Powered by Avaya IP Office and OnAvaya- Google Cloud Platform aim won't be sold directly to businesses, but instead will be sold through partners worldwide.
By many accounts, unified communications is finally finding success in all levels of business.
Voice and telepresence are both suffering as vendor revenue in those areas continues to decline, but other enterprise infrastructure areas are growing. New research from Synergy Research Group shows that wireless LAN infrastructure products are growing the fastest – something that comes as little surprise as more enterprises roll out Wi-Fi deployments with the latest 802.11 technologies.
Maybe these names will come as little surprise when leaders of the enterprise networking space are discussed, but it appears that Brocade, Cisco, HP and Huawei are leading the market. That's according to a new IHS report that analyzed the top six revenue producers in the space.
A new IDC report ranks Cisco, Microsoft and Avaya as global UC&C leaders in 2015.
Another piece has fallen into place in Avaya's software-defined networking and software-defined data center strategy. The company is beginning to collaborate with data center services provider Steel ORCA to build a SDDC offering based on Avaya Fabric Connect.