Polycom announces cloud strategies for India market

Telecom Lead Team:
Polycom, a provider of unified communications
(UC) solutions, announced its cloud strategy to enable service providers to
offer cloud-delivered, Video-as-a-Service (VaaS) solutions to its customers.


has also unveiled Polycom RealPresence Cloud, a wholesale, carrier-ready offering
to enable service providers to bring VaaS offerings to market.

Cloud solutions are designed 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
and enterprises who want either a hybrid solution of both premises-based video
collaboration solutions and video on demand, or a pure VaaS

RealPresence Cloud solutions compress the time-to-market and time-to-revenue
for service providers to deliver VaaS solutions. Powered by the Polycom RealPresence
Platform, RealPresence Cloud provides the carrier-grade scalability,
reliability, availability and security required for service providers to offer
VaaS to SMBs and enterprises.

said that it will continue to work closely with service providers to develop
VaaS offerings for a range of business and delivery models from on-premises to
hosted to managed services.

Unicom has created one of the largest video clouds in the world, powered by the
RealPresence Platform, which enables the delivery of VaaS to more than 10,000
business and government organizations throughout China. The RealPresence
Platform provides the scalability, reliability and interoperability that enable
China Unicom’s video cloud to interconnect approximately 100,000 endpoints (and
growing) from 10 different vendors.

Airtel, a service provider in India, is using the RealPresence Platform to
deliver VaaS solutions to SMBs and enterprises throughout India. These
solutions provide a differentiated offering for both companies and are helping
to drive further adoption of video collaboration throughout China and India.


RealPresence Cloud is a key component to our vision of making video
collaboration ubiquitous.  Service providers are critical partners to
drive video collaboration growth through VaaS offerings, which will
dramatically lower the up-front investment for SMBs and enterprises, enabling
them to reap the benefits of video collaboration
,” said Andy
Miller, president and CEO, Polycom.

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