Video-as-a-service for SMBs and enterprises

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New Delhi: Polycom is working closely with Airtel to deliver video collaboration solutions to SMBs and enterprises. Polycom, the global leader in standards-based unified communications (UC), detailed its strategy to enable service providers to offer cloud-delivered, Video-as-a-Service (VaaS) solutions to its customers. As part of its announcement, the company is unveiling Polycom® RealPresence™ Cloud, a wholesale, carrier-ready offering to enable service providers to quickly bring to market VaaS offerings. RealPresence Cloud solutions are designed specifically for service providers to equip them with the carrier-grade infrastructure, endpoints and services they need to offer businesses of all sizes subscription-based solutions for video collaboration. The new offering for service providers is designed to accelerate the penetration and adoption of Polycom video collaboration solutions among SMBs (small to medium sized businesses) and enterprises who want either a hybrid solution of both premises-based video collaboration solutions and video on demand, or a pure VaaS solution.  


The Cloud solutions compress the time-to-market and time-to-revenue for service providers to deliver VaaS solutions. Powered by the Polycom RealPresence Platform, the most complete and interoperable solution for universal video collaboration, RealPresence Cloud provides the carrier-grade scalability, reliability, availability and security required for service providers to offer VaaS to SMBs and enterprises. RealPresence Cloud solutions encompass a fully managed multipoint video service that supports a multitude of connectivity options between standards-based room, mobile, PC and Web-based endpoints, as well as Microsoft® Lync 2010,IBM Sametime® and endpoints supporting the non-standard TIP protocol. Service providers can leverage Polycom RealPresence Cloud solutions to offer their customers a true business-to-business VaaS solution without having to fully integrate and support the core infrastructure on-premises. This solution leverages the Polycom RealPresence Network (formerly the Halo®/HVEN network acquired from HP in 2011) to allow service providers to fast-track their capability to deliver video from the cloud.


Key Points:

1) a. SMBs and enterprises will find Video-as-a-Service offerings attractive due to their flexibility, scalability and cost savings

    b. Video Infrastructure as a Service dramatically reduces the cost of supporting multi-party conferencing

           2)     Cloud-based delivery of Video-as-a-Service provides a hybrid solution of both premises-based video collaboration solutions and 

                video on demand, or a pure Video-as-a-Service solution. 

           3)   RealPresence Cloud solutions supports a multitude of connectivity options between standards-based room, mobile, PC and

            Web-based endpoints, as well as Microsoft®Lync 2010, IBM Sametime® and endpoints supporting the non-standard TI protocol.

        4)     Wainhouse Research predicts the five-year compound annual growth rate for the hosted and managed UC market worldwide is  

           forecast to be 30.7 percent with revenues of approximately US$5 billion in 20151, further expanding Polycom’s total addressable  



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