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Polycom® RealPresence® CloudAXIS™ Suite Achieves VMware Ready™ Status
Posted on Monday, June 10, 2013
Polycom RealPresence CloudAXIS Suite software enables universal access to enterprise-grade video conferencing to anyone with a browser – any business (B2B) or consumer (B2C) – delivering high quality, security, interoperability and reliability
SAN JOSE, Calif. – June 10, 2013 – Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open, standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), today announced that Polycom® RealPresence® CloudAXIS™ Suite, a software solution that extends secure, enterprise-grade video collaboration to anyone with a Web browser, has achieved VMware Ready™ status. This designation indicates that Polycom RealPresence CloudAXIS Suite has undergone detailed test procedures and is supported on VMware vSphere® 5.0 for production environments.
“Businesses around the world are using video collaboration as a mission-critical application to increase productivity, and are looking to further scale this collaboration technology,” said A.E. Natarajan, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Engineering, Polycom. “By using Polycom RealPresence CloudAXIS Suite with VMware vSphere® 5.0, enterprises can now deploy video collaboration in a virtualized VMware environment, in addition to an on-premises deployment running on custom-built systems. The VMware certification can help customers further scale their video collaboration environments, helping to reduce TCO and optimize performance.”
“We are pleased that Polycom RealPresence CloudAXIS Suite qualifies for the VMware Ready™ logo, signifying to customers that it works effectively with VMware vSphere®, and can be deployed in production with confidence,” said Parag Patel, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances, VMware.
About Polycom RealPresence CloudAXIS Suite
Polycom RealPresence CloudAXIS Suite is a software extension of the Polycom® RealPresence® Platform that enables universal access to secure, enterprise-grade video collaboration to any business (B2B) or consumer (B2C) at the highest quality, reliability and security. With Polycom RealPresence CloudAXIS Suite, businesses simply send a URL link in an email or calendar invitation to anyone with a browser and camera, allowing others to join a secure, enterprise-grade quality video meeting using their smartphone, tablet, computer or video room system.
The achievement of VMware Ready status for the Polycom RealPresence CloudAXIS Suite is another milestone on Polycom’s strategic path to deliver more video collaboration solutions through virtualized software environments. Last year, Polycom announced Polycom® RealPresence® Collaboration Server 800s, Virtual Edition, a multi-protocol, integrated software-based MCU that runs on industry standard (x86-type) servers, which represented Polycom’s first step in delivering video collaboration virtualized from the datacenter (see the related press release).
The VMware Ready program is a co-branding benefit of the Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program that makes it easy for customers to identify partner products certified to work with VMware cloud infrastructure. Customers can use these products and solutions to lower project risks and realize cost savings over custom built solutions. With thousands of members worldwide, the VMware TAP program includes best-of-breed technology partners with the shared commitment to bring the best expertise and business solution for each unique customer need.