Telecom Lead America: Mitel, Vidyo and VMware have
launched an integrated solution combining UCC and video conferencing with
Mitel and Vidyo have integrated Mitel’s virtualized
Unified Communicator Advanced client software and the VidyoConferencing
collaboration solution with VMware View to deliver a single, unified solution.
Enterprises will benefit as the combined solution enables
collaboration over any medium while delivering reduced costs, increased
security and simplified management of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).
The joint solution will enable IT to deliver video
conferencing, voice, presence, secure instant messaging, audio and web
conferencing, document sharing, voice messaging and email, unified with desktop
Charles King, analyst at Pund-IT, said solving the
performance and resource issues related to voice in VDI solutions was hard
enough. But the ability to deliver business-quality video in a virtualized
environment requires overcoming significant technical hurdles, especially when
you take an open approach versus the proprietary ‘walled garden’ products
offered by some vendors.
The new technology from Mitel, Vidyo and VMware enables
media streaming by separating communications into two pieces – the rich media
component and the call-processing component that sets up the connections. The
call-processing component is transmitted through the data center whereas the
rich media component is transmitted directly to the endpoints, enabling the
quality over existing networks without sacrificing performance in the data
Vittorio Viarengo, vice president, End-User Computing,
VMware, said Mitel and Vidyo demonstrated what is possible with a strong
partner community. Both companies are committed to an open architectural
approach, and this has enabled VMware to work together to achieve technical
leaps that better serve customers.
Stephen Beamish, vice president, Business Development,
Mitel, said this development allows Mitel to deliver yet another important
collaboration mode for virtualized UCC deployments.