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Microsoft Lync Server is the successor to Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS), providing a single interface that unites enterprise-ready voice communications, IM, collaboration, and audio/video web conferencing into a richer, more contextual offering for users.

The AX Series Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) provide Lync and OCS Servers rapid failover in response to network outages, load balancing of VoIP users' sessions for better performance and scalability, processing offload, and intelligent load sharing for clients' access to Lync Server and OCS services. For certain Lync deployments, an ADC is required rather than merely recommended.

The AX Series has completed in-depth interoperability testing in partnership with Microsoft, receiving the Microsoft Lync Server certification and Microsoft OCS certification for hardware and software (virtual editions) of the AX Series.