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Polycom unveils 'VaaS' offering

24 Jan 12

Unified Communication (UC) experts Polycom have unveiled their ‘VaaS’ (Video as a Servce) offering, RealPresence Cloud, which they say will accelerate adoption among businesses and improve time-to-revenue for channel partners.

Described as ‘a wholesale, carrier-ready offering’, RealPresence Cloud equips service providers with the infrastructure, endpoints and services they need to sell the subscription-based video collaboration service.

Polycom is targeting both SMBs and enterprise customers with the solution, president and CEO Andy Miller says.

"We want to make it as easy as possible for service providers to augment their existing offerings with video collaboration solutions,” Miller says.

"To that end, we’re removing the barriers to entry with our wholesale cloud offerings… thereby enabling our partners to get to market faster and generate new revenue more quickly.”

Miller adds that Polycom will not compete with service providers or offer a retail service direct to end users.

"We will be an enabler of cloud services, partnering with service providers and, in time, solutions providers.”

RealPresence Cloud is available now for qualified service providers. Go here for more.

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