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Tech Access sheds light on virtualisation solution

Tech Access shines at GITEX Technology Week showing the latest Sun solutions set to lead the trend towards virtualisation.

Tech Access shines at GITEX Technology Week showing the latest Sun solutions set to lead the trend towards virtualisation.

As Channel Development Provider (CPD) for Sun Microsystems in the Middle East and North Africa, Tech Access will demonstrate the first unified voice and data ultra-thin client solution.

The new combined technology has been developed by Sun Microsystems in partnership with Mitel and will be supplied in the region through Tech Access, which has offices spanning 18 countries across the Middle East, Levant and North Africa.

"Sun Ray ultra-thin client hardware allows you to create a virtualised desktop environment for your applications," says Tech Access vice president-Sun Hani Barakat.

"Mitel has taken that solution and integrated it with voiceover IP telephony, allowing users to not only access applications while roaming around but also to access the features on the telephone, so the user's extension number and voicemail moves along with them. You can do all this by inserting a SIM Java smartcard into your phone.".

Barakat says the virtualisation concept is an important industry trend, which the company is hoping to raise more awareness of regionally at this year's GITEX event.

 "The virtualisation concept is a trend in the IT industry because everyone is looking at saving cost on power and energy and trying to create a greener community. A virtualised-desktop solution will help people in the Middle East keep up with the trend and save on utility bills, especially in places like data centres with thousands of computers consuming lots of volts."

Speaking further about the partnership, Mitel's general manager for the GCC Hisham Amili explains: "In simple terms, we are data and telephony coming together, a converged solution. Mitel and Sun have a global agreement to push this solution worldwide. We're very interested in partnering with Tech Access, as it is located all over this region and this would add the support element".

Tech Access first partnered with Sun earlier this year to offer the Authorised Sun Solution Centre (ASSC) at its headquarters in Dubai Internet City (DIC).  

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