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Ardence Selected for Membership in Avaya DeveloperConnection Program

04-03-2006
  • Network of companies creates innovative IP-enabled Intelligent Communications applications to extend the value of multivendor networks

Ardence Inc., a leading developer of on-demand software platforms, today has been selected for membership in the Avaya DeveloperConnection program. Ardence is the developer of the Ardence Software-Streaming Platform, which virtualizes operating systems and applications and streams them on-demand from networked storage.

WALTHAM, MA - Ardence Inc., a leading developer of on-demand software platforms, today announced that it has been selected by Avaya Inc. (NYSE: AV), a leading global provider of business communications applications, systems and services, for membership in the Avaya DeveloperConnection program.


Ardence is the developer of the Ardence Software-Streaming Platform, which virtualizes operating systems and applications and streams them on-demand from networked storage. The Ardence platform enables companies to increase security, reliability and manageability at the desktop and in the data center while providing users with speed and flexibility.  The Ardence solution works with the Avaya Customer Interaction Suite for contact centers by making it easier to manage changes and product enhancements. As a result, companies can maximize productivity.


The Avaya DeveloperConnection program promotes the development, compliance-testing and co-marketing of innovative third-party products that are compatible with standards-based Avaya solutions.  Member organizations have expertise in a broad range of technologies that includes IP telephony, contact centers and mobility applications – helping companies extend the value of multivendor networks and transform voice into an intelligent business application that delivers true value to the bottom line. 


"Membership in Avaya’s developer community will help us build our business by serving customers more efficiently and effectively," said Jeff Hibbard, Ardence vice president of Marketing. "By leveraging Avaya resources and working more closely with the company to deliver compliance-tested solutions to the market, we are able to reduce network complexity, improve security and reliability, and speed time-to-deployment—helping businesses quickly realize a benefit to their bottom line," said Hibbard.  


The Avaya DeveloperConnection program currently includes more than 2,500 software and hardware developer companies, integrators, service providers and customers. Members have created hundreds of innovative solutions tested for Avaya compliance, including natural language speech recognition applications, wireless services, specialized computer telephony integration and reporting capabilities, and applications tailored for specific vertical industries.


"With the involvement of companies like Ardence, our Avaya developer community has become a catalyst for rapid innovation — creating multivendor applications that help enterprises around the world unleash powerful new possibilities for operating more efficiently and effectively," said Eric Rossman, vice president, developer relations and technical alliances, Avaya. "We help businesses embed secure, reliable Intelligent Communications into the very fabric of their organization so employees and customers have ready access to information regardless of where they are and how they prefer to communicate."


As a member of the DeveloperConnection program, companies have access to a wide range of support from Avaya, including technical resources and training. There are four levels of membership – Registered, Innovator, Premier and Strategic – each entailing progressive levels of marketing and sales involvement.  Free Registered membership is available to all without restriction. Higher-level Innovator, Premier and Strategic members must meet rigorous Avaya criteria for customer satisfaction, product support, business operations, marketing and sales.  Ardence is an Innovator-level member. Membership information and a listing of solutions developed and tested under the Avaya DeveloperConnection program are available at www.devconnectprogram.com.


About Avaya
Avaya Inc. designs, builds and manages communications networks for more than 1 million businesses worldwide, including over 90 percent of the FORTUNE 500®. Focused on businesses large to small, Avaya is a world leader in secure and reliable Internet protocol (IP) telephony systems and communications software applications and services.
Driving the convergence of voice and data communications with business applications - and distinguished by comprehensive worldwide services - Avaya helps customers leverage existing and new networks to achieve superior business results.  For more information visit the Avaya website: www.avaya.com.


About Ardence Inc.
Ardence develops software platforms for the on-demand world.  Our Software-Streaming Platform enables IT to become more agile by delivering a virtualized IT infrastructure. Our OEM Reference Development Platform enables OEMs to leverage our control technologies with pre-configured components to build systems that deliver performance and manageability. 

 

Founded in 1980, Ardence is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, and operates across North America, Europe and Asia. More information about Ardence Inc. can be found at www.ardence.com.

 

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