Unity vs Unity Connection

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May 28th, 2008
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We're trying to narrow down the pros and cons about these two products.

For an enterprise redundant design, which solution you would/would not prefer and why?


Thanks for your comments/inputs in advance.




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thisisshanky Wed, 05/28/2008 - 07:29
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Unity Conn does not have failover yet.

The amount of subscribers to which you can scale to on both products are diff. (Unity is as high as 7500).


Rob Huffman Wed, 05/28/2008 - 07:43
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Hey Guys,


The feature sets are getting closer and closer with Unity and UC. This doc nicely encapsulates some of the differences. UC is not integrated with Exchange but can currently support up to 7,500 users (and this number is increasing - see below) Also, UC 7.0 supports Active-Active redundancy;


Cisco Unified Messaging Feature Comparison


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/voicesw/ps6789/ps5745/ps2237/product_data_sheet0900aecd806bfc37_ps5520_Products_Data_Sheet.html


Have a look at what is coming down the pipe for both systems:)


Unified Communications Applications: Unity Connection 7.0 EFT Opportunity


http://forum.cisco.com/eforum/servlet/NetProf?page=netprof&forum=Unified%20Communications%20and%20Video&topic=Unified%20Communications%20Applications&CommCmd=MB%3Fcmd%3Dpass_through%26location%3Doutline%40%5E1%40%40.2cbeeab0


Unified Communications Applications: Unity 7.0 EFT Opportunity


http://forum.cisco.com/eforum/servlet/NetProf?page=netprof&forum=Unified%20Communications%20and%20Video&topic=Unified%20Communications%20Applications&CommCmd=MB%3Fcmd%3Dpass_through%26location%3Doutline%40%5E1%40%40.2cbee2ac



Hope this helps!

Rob


FureyaAtaker Wed, 05/28/2008 - 08:31
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Hello Again,

Where can get brief feature discriptions for the comparison page below?


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/voicesw/ps6789/ps5745/ps2237/product_data_sheet0900aecd806bfc37_ps5520_Products_Data_Sheet.html


The following are some of the topics that I would like to get a little bit info on.


Enterprise Deployment:

System networking/VPIM/AMIS/unityBridge


Telephone Environments:

Serial/Analog Integration


Security:

RSA Securre-ID 2-factor one-tiem PIN authentication interface


Call Transfer Feature:

Tranfer to Alternate contact num.


Administration:

Custom Key Mapping/Hospitality Integration


Fax:


Thanks again.

Fureya

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