Aastra, the provider of enterprise communication products, systems and solutions, has joined the HP ProCurve Alliance, ensuring that ProCurve can provide a secure, reliable and adaptive open-standard foundation to Aastra’s Voice over IP (VoIP) and Unified Communications (UC) products.
HP ProCurve is a leading networking vendor, enabling customers to adapt to changing needs by giving them the choice of the best available products, solutions, customer care and product support.
The nature of this agreement is global, and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), where Aastra has a leading presence, will be the first region of focus. Aastra’s NeXspan range of Internet Protocol Private Branch exchanges (IP PBX), open source-based Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) telephony terminals and Aastra mobility solutions are the first of the company’s products to become available via the HP ProCurve Alliance.
All partners joining the HP ProCurve Alliance go through a rigorous process that includes technology certification to ensure solution interoperability, simplified deployment and optimised performance. End users can enjoy the confidence that they will be served by a trained, competent and certified channel.
Aastra President and co-CEO Tony Shen said that Alliance customers could now benefit from a complete offering of network and enterprise communication solutions, especially on the Large Enterprise market which is a focus market for Aastra.
“HP ProCurve’s approach includes flexible, fully secure, open standards-based solutions which offer interoperability and support Aastra’s VoIP and UC technology,” he said. “This means customers can ultimately enjoy higher return of investment and lower total cost of ownership.”
Alberto Soto Garcia, Vice President and General Manager of ProCurve Networking’s operations in EMEA said: “Both HP ProCurve and Aastra share a common vision on the importance of how best open standards-based solutions can meet customer needs. With the addition of Aastra’s enterprise communications technologies we can give even further choice of convergence solutions to our customers and resellers. They can rely on getting pre-qualified, open architecture solutions that have been thoroughly tested and certified for interoperability.”
Aastra expects other products to be approved by HP ProCurve in the coming months.