Due to the intense real time processing required for real-time video, dedicated purpose-built hardware and hardened appliances have been historically deployed as they delivered consistent scale and video quality. As organisations move to capitalise on the numerous benefits of virtualised datacentres, the video collaboration infrastructure needs to be virtualised as well and with the same predictability and quality as the traditional hardened appliances.
As a result, video communications platforms are evolving in three major directions: On-premises (software or hardened appliances), virtualised software running in datacentres, and cloud based Video as a Service (VaaS) offerings.
But how do you choose the best platform for your business – one that gives you the scalability that you can see now, and foresee for the future?
Take a look at this white paper from Polycom which reviews the areas that organisations need to consider in order to make an informed decision about their virtualised video collaboration network.
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