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    Increase productivity by empowering your workforce HP Flex-Bundles for UCC with Microsoft Lync 2013 Gen9 Increase employee satisfaction, productivity, and retention by enabling them to work the way they want with a reliable, scalable, and intuitive communications and collaboration solution.

    Are your communication tools enabling your team?

    Evolving workforce trends—bring your own device (BYOD), remote offices, teleworkers, the consumerization of IT, and the adoption of discrete, siloed tools by individuals or teams—are driving communication complexity. In a technology-driven world where a mobile workforce has become the norm, a common, secure communications infrastructure is critical to improving collaboration and productivity.

    Many small to midsized businesses have already deployed or are investigating a Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) solution to reduce communications and travel costs while simultaneously seeking new tools for empowering their workforce for productivity and collaboration gains. However, the majority of legacy networks can’t support the addition of video and voice, or the quality of service, scalability, and security that an efficient UCC deployment demands.

    Your scalable, cost-effective UCC solution

    HP Flex-Bundles for UCC with Microsoft® Lync® 2013 are predefined solutions designed to empower your employees and increase productivity through the deployment of an anywhere, anytime, any device UCC platform—designed to help you build stronger relationships across your entire organization. Being standards-based, they either seamlessly extend an existing UCC deployment for increased functionality and longevity, or add new capabilities to your business.

    Built on a proven, 30-year HP-Microsoft partnership, HP Flex-Bundles for UCC with Microsoft Lync 2013 are workload-optimized reference architectures supporting 250, 500, or 1,000 users. They simplify the planning and deployment—or extension—of your communications platform with built-in flexibility that allows them to be customized according to your specific UCC requirements.

    Common communications platform Enhance your existing capabilities or add new ones with a single, intuitive user interface across voice, video, conferencing, instant messaging (IM), and file and desktop sharing for enhanced, standards-based communications.

    Align with your budget1, 2

    • Low total cost of ownership

    • Flexible end-to-end services

    Deploy with confidence Reduce risk by deploying a scalable, proven, validated UCC solution built on the foundation of the 30-year HP Microsoft Frontline Partnership.

    1 IDC Mobility return on investment white paper: “Enhancing Business Value with HP Wireless Networking Solutions,” October 2013

    2 IDC solution brief: “Assessing the Business Value of Unified Communications,” May 2012

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    Solution brief | HP Flex-Bundles for UCC with Microsoft Lync 2013 Gen9

    Right-sized for headquarters, campus, and branch offices

    As your business grows, you’ll need a UCC solution that meets your needs each step of the way. Initially, that might mean a single business location. But as you expand to include additional campuses or branch offices, your UCC platform needs to grow with you.

    HP Flex-Bundles for UCC with Microsoft Lync 2013 are flexible solutions that scale seamlessly based on your current situation, your ideal endpoint, and the features you need to support your workforce.

    HP Flex-Bundles scale in line with your budget and seamlessly integrate with any existing UCC deployment so you always have the tools you need to enable increased productivity.

    The right solution based on the right technology

    HP ProLiant Gen9 servers Intel®-powered HP ProLiant Gen9 servers include breakthrough innovation in terms of cost of service, time to service, and value of service. User-inspired innovations drastically reduce the time you spend on mundane IT tasks, allowing you to focus on what really counts—your business.

    And for increased security, HP has a number of options to support encryption, backup, recovery, and high-availability to ensure the protection of your business-critical data.

    Microsoft Lync 2013 Microsoft Lync is an enterprise-ready, unified, real-time communications platform providing voice, video, conferencing, IM, and file and desktop sharing. A single Windows® client simplifies deployment, training, and support, and offers a consistent user experience.

    The benefits are yours—let’s do it together

    HP Flex-Bundles for UCC with Microsoft Lync 2013 are built on HP and Microsoft’s 30-year Frontline Partnership and allow you to:

    • Recruit and retain talent by empowering them to work the way they want.

    • Enable a mobile workforce for accelerated decision making and business results.

    • Provide a single, intuitive client for reduced training and accelerated adoption.

    • Reduce travel and communication costs.

    • Decrease deployment risks with predefined, tested reference architectures.

    • Support multiple mobile platforms.

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    © Copyright 2015 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

    Microsoft, Windows, Lync, and Windows Server are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. Intel, Intel Xeon, and Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.

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    A flexible UCC solution for employee empowerment and increased productivity

    Table 1. Get started with base configurations that will help you define the solution that is right for your business3

    IT maturity level Starting out Building momentum Business expansion

    HP Flex-Bundles Headquarters (up to 250 users) Headquarters + one remote branch office (up to 500 users)

    Headquarters + three remote branch offices (up to 1,000 users)

    Server (1) HP ProLiant DL380 Gen9 Server with Intel® Xeon® processor E5 v3 family

    Storage (8) Internal 300 GB HDD

    Networking Switches Router Switches Router Switches Router

    HQ (1) HP 5406R 44GT (2) HP 3800-48G

    (1) HP MSR4080 Router Chassis

    (1) HP 5412R 92GT (2) HP 3800-48G

    (1) HP MSR30-40 (1) HP 5412R 92GT (5) HP 3800-48G

    (1) HP MSR4080 Router Chassis

    Campus (1) HP 5406R 44GT (2) HP 3800-48G

    (1) HP HSR6602-G (1) HP MSR30-12

    (1) HP 5406R 44GT (5) HP 3800-48G

    (1) HP HSR6602-G (1) HP MSR30-40

    Branch (1) HP 2530-48G (1) HP MSR30-10 (3) HP 2920-24G (1) HP MSR3012 or MSR3024

    Software (1) Windows Server® R2 2012 Standard (1) Windows Server R2 2012 Datacenter with Hyper-V

    UCC (1) Microsoft Lync 2013 Standard Edition (1) Microsoft Lync 2013 + remote office option

    Management HP Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) Advanced, IMC Network Management, and Unified Communications Health Manager Module for IMC

    Recommended services HP 3-year 24x7 Foundation Care Service, HP Installation Service

    3 Configuration and availability may vary by region

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