SAN DIEGO, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Online services innovator Nefsis® today published a white paper entitled "Virtualizing Video Conferencing for Business," highlighting the fundamental advantages of cloud computing versus standalone, installed-site video conferencing solutions.
Video conferencing usually falls under the management of corporate information technology (IT) departments, but traditional video conferencing products do not look, behave or act like most IT assets. They are dedicated, single-function devices with no provision for scalability or high availability.
The cloud-based video conferencing approach uses virtual conference servers, much like any "virtualized" application. The virtualized server approach fits today's managed service IT strategy better than standalone video conferencing systems that are islands of computing largely being left behind. Now, with a worldwide cloud of physical servers and evenly distributed virtual conference sessions, HD video conferencing finally fits into the procedures with which IT managers are so familiar: failover, scalability and load balancing.
In addition, the cloud-based approach dramatically simplifies activation and maintenance of a secure, company-wide video conferencing application. There are no infrastructure hardware components that are difficult to expand.
"Nefsis cloud computing complements or replaces aging video routers and multichannel units with easy to activate and maintain online services. Expanding a pure hardware-based multi-office video conferencing system often requires more video routers, quickly becoming a major project for IT. With cloud computing it's a license expansion and plugging in a few more peripherals, that's it," said Allen Drennan, Nefsis Chief Technology Officer. "Additionally, IT managers need not concern themselves with owning, maintaining and upgrading any particular piece of infrastructure hardware, resulting in a lower cost of ownership."
To download a copy of the paper, "Virtualizing Video Conferencing for Business" click here:http://www.nefsis.com/pdf/nefsis-virtualizing-video-conferencing.pdf. For a free 14-day trial of Nefsis Professional, visit Nefsis.com.
Headquartered in San Diego, California, Nefsis is a technology specialist in video conferencing software and cloud computing online services. The Company's global cloud provides multipoint HD video and advanced collaboration tools to business, government and educational customers in more than 45 countries worldwide. As compared to previous generations of infrastructure hardware solutions such as video routers, MCUs and gateways, the Nefsis cloud-based offering is less expensive, automatically maintained, and easier to expand.
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