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Polycom Introduces new collaboration Infrastructure Software with a Cloud Burst Service: Polycom® RealPresence Clariti™

  • Polycom® RealPresence ClaritiTM– simplified per-user pricing models lower the entry point and enable mass deployment of video collaboration across businesses of all sizes
  • Hybrid cloud capability – the first collaboration infrastructure software to offer the ability to burst into a cloud service for planned and unplanned spikes in capacity demand
  • Polycom Sandbox – expanded support for developers with a new Polycom Sandbox which provides cloud access to a rich set of APIs and SDKs to enable extension of collaboration into new workflows
  • Polycom® RealAccessTM analytic services now included across entire RealPresence Portfolio 

The remote and mobile workforce, coupled with its expectations for seamless connectivity and collaboration, is placing greater demand on organisational networks to operate efficiently on-premises, in hybrid deployments, and in the cloud.  Continuing its success in delivering collaboration solutions that propel customers into the workplace of the future, Polycom has introduced an industry-first software solution which provides customers of all sizes with simple, powerful and cloud ready collaboration technology.

Polycom® RealPresence ClaritiTM is simple, powerful, and cloud-ready collaboration infrastructure software with support for the broadest selection of collaboration ecosystems and a streamlined licensing model that now includes subscription, as well as perpetual, models.  Customers will have multiple options for deploying the RealPresence Clariti solution, including on-premises, through hybrid or hosted IaaS offerings from partners, or directly in their own cloud networks. Fast and efficient deployment through a simple per-user pricing model helps make the RealPresence Clariti solution suitable for a wider range of customers, large and small, and opens the door to faster, more flexible deployments. The RealPresence Clariti solution includes Polycom® RealConnectTM capability, allowing both Skype for Business users and those who use other platforms to seamlessly connect without altering each native experience.

"Ashan Willy, Senior Vice President, Product Management & Worldwide Systems Engineering, Polycom"

Ashan Willy

“As visual collaboration enters the hyper connected phase,” said Ashan Willy, Senior Vice President, Product Management & Worldwide Systems Engineering, Polycom, “employees, have high expectations of being able to connect from anywhere, and from any device at any time. The RealPresence Clariti solution offers simple, easy-to-use, collaboration software that provides cloud economics, cloud deployment options, and cloud hybrid capabilities to Polycom’s powerful infrastructure suite.

RealPresence Clariti is the first collaboration infrastructure software solution to offer hybrid cloud burstingan IaaS offering, as an optional cloud service, to ensure a seamless connection during spikes in video collaboration usage – whether planned or unplanned.  Should existing network resources become insufficient to meet collaboration needs, meeting participants would be seamlessly and automatically transitioned into secure Polycom cloud resources with no interruption in the collaboration experience.

Polycom is also announcing the expanded support for developers to extend capabilities with the new Polycom Sandbox.  This virtual lab will provide access to Polycom’s rich set of APIs and SDKs so that partners, ISVs, and customers can build applications and integrate visual collaboration directly into their workflows.  Polycom will offer a full set of support tools, including a community-based resource designed to facilitate the open exchange of information in the pursuit of innovative application development and workflow integration.

Polycom® RealAccessTM service, which delivers powerful insights that shape more successful business outcomes, provide detail on ROI, will give IT administrators valuable analytical information about how employees are using the RealPresence Clariti solution. Polycom is expanding the RealAccess service delivery platform across the entire RealPresence Cloud platformto provide organisations with diagnostic insights and data to help organisations more effectively manage their entire collaboration solution.