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Can UC apps run over virtual infrastructure?

Unified communications analyst Michael Brandenburg explains how UC apps are able to run over virtual infrastructure in this expert response.

Can UC apps run over virtual infrastructure? How does that work?

Unified communications (UC) applications, even those that require real-time communications such as voice and video, can now be supported within a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). For small-scale deployments, softphones and other UC applications can be deployed on the application server, but in most VDI deployments, a small application is installed on the thin client that takes the media processing load off of the server.

For more information, see the two-part article on developments in integrating UC apps into VDI environments.

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This was last published in May 2013

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