The Vidyo Booth at the VMware Partner Exchange Conference (#707 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas) will be a great place to explore just what is possible when you combine the technology of two cutting-edge companies: Vidyo and VMware!
Vidyo will be providing a technology showcase that demonstrates an integration between Vidyo’s industry leading HD video conferencing with VMware Zimbra’s open source email and calendar platform. Just how cool is VMware Zimbra? A recent posting in the “The VAR Guy” points to Zimbra as a popular alternative platform for building public and private cloud services. The VAR Guy states that according to a recent article in the New York Times, Zimbra was awarded the third highest number of federal government contracts for which industry Goliaths, Google and Microsoft, competed in 2012. It sounds like Zimbra is disrupting the enterprise email, calendar and collaboration industry in the same way that Vidyo is a game-changer in the video conferencing market. There’s definitely some great synergy and potential here!
“In the mobile era, businesses are demanding simpler and richer ways of communication and collaboration,” said John Robb, GM of VMware’s Zimbra. “IT departments and employees expect cloud-based collaboration that can be accessed on any device with a mix of real time and asynchronous communication. VMware Zimbra and Vidyo address those needs by providing a mix of video, email, calendar and more
in a single user experience.”
The Partner Exchange demo will be of special interest to IT departments and channel parntners looking to virtualize all of their apps. In addition to the VMware Zimbra demo, visitors to the Vidyo booth will also see a technology demonstration of VidyoDesktop™ running on VMware View®, enabling high quality video communication and an enhanced user experience in VMware’s managed, secure environment. Via Vidyo’s flexible API capabilities, adding visual collaboration into the Zimbra workflow is an easy process that enables this powerful integration, allowing users to escalate to visual collaboration when they need it within their email and calendar workflow. As the Partner Exchange demo will show, a user will be able to “right click” on a name or user group within Zimbra email and immediately initiate a Vidyo conference with that person or people. Just as easily, a user will be able to open up a new appointment within the Zimbra calendar application and simply click into a Vidyo meeting.
Although the demo is still only at the prototype stage, at the Vidyo Partner Exchange booth, we are already imagining the possibilities! Stop by and see for yourself! Vidyo Booth #707 at the VMware Partner Exchange Conference, Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas; February 25-27, 2013.
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Michal Raz is Vice President of Business Development at Vidyo and is responsible for strategic partnerships that align with the Vidyo strategy for video collaboration and virtualization. Michal brings over 17 years of background in business development, strategic planning, marketing and engineering. Michal joined Vidyo from RADVISION where she served in a series of roles in engineering, business development, marketing and strategy. Michal is a visual communications veteran with a passion for innovation. Michal graduated with honors with a B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. Michal also received a Software Engineering scholarship from the Israeli electronics industry consortium and the Technion.