With the collaboration launch this week, Cisco’s call control infrastructure is now the single platform for both voice and video, creating a simpler approach to integrated solutions and an increase in the overall business value derived from these technologies.
Taking a step back, Cisco is effectively doing the same with video as we did with voice several years ago, and continuing to pave the way for enterprise-wide business communications.
The Cisco Unified Communications Manager brings together video and voice endpoints from Cisco, including endpoints from the Tandberg acquisition.
Alongside this integration, Cisco is introducing two telepresence endpoints at a lower, more affordable price, with smaller footprints, higher quality WebEx video conferencing, and a new service creation platform for service providers that extends telepresence to their organizations and customers.
Video is huge, and we are seeing continued focus and advancement in this space.
Also among the collaboration launch, Cisco emphasizes IT transformation with desktop virtualization, which is a larger-scale investment for IT. Cisco’s new Virtualization Experience Infrastructure (VXI) solution, for the first time, enables the integration of desktop virtualization and the rich collaboration features of video. The solution includes two new desktop virtualization clients and support for Cisco’s Cius on a mobile VXI client.
Exciting times, my friends!
Tags: Cisco, collaboration, desktop virtualization, launch, summit, TelePresence, virtualization
The overall collaboration market is now $38 billion (USD) worldwide. Video, including You Tube and Flip, is growing 35% year over year.
And there is a more than an $8 billion (USD) market for video end points. (That’s not including the services opportunities that add three to five times to that $8 billion.)
I’m not throwing out these stats just to impress you. (Though I hope they are.)
With more than 80% of Cisco’s business going through the channel and more 95% of Tandberg’s legacy business through the channel, collaboration doesn’t just mean creating products that will help businesses collaborate. Sure, that’s an integral part of it, but the collaboration we mean here is also about ways we collaborate with our partners.
We sat down with Richard McLeod (Senior Director of Collaboration here at Cisco) to find out about the products and programs launching this week at our 2010 Collaboration Launch, why everything from Cisco will be video-enabled, and what it means for Cisco and Tandberg partners.
Our 2010 Collaboration Launch brings to market a slew of new video, desktop virtualization, and collaboration products for businesses of all sizes. Not to mention new programs for partners. The new products and programs include…
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Tags: Borderless Networks, Cisco, collaboration, richard mcleod, tandberg, TelePresence, TP, video, vxc, vxi
Cisco Virtual Experience Infrastructure, or VXI, is a end-to-end, open desktop virtualization system designed to more easily and quickly deliver the benefits of scalable, manageable virtual desktop models in an enterprise, without sacrificing rich media experiences that users require for effective collaboration.
Listen to Cisco’s VP of Marketing for Data Center and Virtualization, Ben Gibson, discuss the benefits of Cisco’s new announcements around VXI.
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Tags: Cisco, collaboration, desktop virtualization, virtualized desktop infrastructure
Cisco today announced a comprehensive desktop virtualization system and solutions comprising collaboration, borderless networking and data center technologies from Cisco and an ecosystem of leading virtualization vendors.
Named the Cisco® Virtualization Experience Infrastructure (VXI), the system addresses the current state of fragmented solutions which complicate virtual desktop deployments. It also enhances traditional desktop virtualization for rich media and video.
Cisco today also introduced two zero client devices designed to allow users to enjoy all the benefits of desktop virtualization without sacrificing the rich-media collaboration experience inherent with high-powered PCs. Cisco further announced that the Cisco CiusTM business tablet will be enabled to participate in virtualized desktop environments at launch via the introduction of newly designed client applications from Citrix, VMware and Wyse.
To read about these announcements in full, please click here.
Live Internet Broadcast and Q&A Session
Cisco Senior Vice President, Systems and Architectures, Manny Rivelo, and Cisco Senior Vice President, Voice Technology Group, Barry O’Sullivan will host a press briefing on Cisco VXI together with executives from Citrix, VMware and Wyse.
WHEN: Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, 08:30 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (11:30 a.m. ET / 16:30 UTC)
WHERE: To attend the live broadcast, please visit http://event.ciscowebseminars.com/r.htm?e=264748&s=1&k=C69BFA35BE710E1804D99DB16A2E0625. Minimal registration is required. A replay of the event will be available shortly following the event at http://newsroom.cisco.com.
Tags: collaboration, desktop virtualization, endpoints
Cisco introduces more affordable personal TelePresence endpoints, new TelePresence Cloud Services offering, and New WebEx High Quality video experience. To learn more click here.
- All voice- and video-enabled offerings will interoperate natively with Cisco® Unified Communications Manager
- Cisco WebEx Meeting Center With High-Quality Video
- Cisco Advancements for Cloud TelePresence Solutions
- New Cisco TelePresence Endpoints EX60 and CTS 500-32
Tags: collaboration, TelePresence, unified communications, video, WebEx HQ