BT joins forces with Polycom for cloud based VaaS platform

BT Conferencing will use Polycom’s RealPresence Platform (Polycom RMX) to power its Video-as-a-Service (VaaS) offering for Polycom deployments.

BT Conferencing’s video cloud will run on the Polycom RealPresence Platform to boost interoperability and make it possible for employees, partners, and customers to collaborate across multiple platforms and devices.

Gary Testa, global vice president, Cloud and Service Providers at Polycom, said: "Leveraging Polycom’s infrastructure in combination with BT Conferencing’s Onward management software, BT Conferencing is delivering a Video-as-a-Service offering that will give BT customers video collaboration at their fingertips, without having to worry about provisioning and maintaining the video infrastructure."

"By extending its video cloud service with the Polycom RealPresence Platform, BT Conferencing is making it easier for customers looking for a Polycom experience to create a true culture of collaboration throughout their organisation with a flexible and scalable solution. Polycom’s vision is to drive video collaboration ubiquity, and a key component to our approach and strategy is working closely with leading service providers so they can deliver VaaS offerings to their customers from the cloud."

David Stark, VP Commerical, Portfolio and Marketing at BT Conferencing, said: "Video collaboration delivered from the cloud is a revolutionary way for organisations to keep their people connected and productive, improve teamwork organisation-wide, cut costs, and accelerate better decision-making – without having to build out or support their own infrastructure.

"For the video cloud to work it has to connect to virtually any device. We’re making that possible with the Polycom RealPresence Platform, which provides BT Conferencing with secure, reliable, and highly scalable infrastructure for a truly compelling Video-as-a-Service offering to our customers who may have a Polycom estate they want to leverage."