Nefsis Reports the Top 10 Reasons for Moving
Business Video Conferencing to the Cloud
The trend to cloud computing is
fueled by new applications such as Nefsis video conferencing that
benefit customers through lower cost and easier maintenance
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — December 10, 2010 — Online
video conferencing services innovator Nefsis®
reported today on the growing trend towards cloud computing and its
advantages for business versus traditional, standalone video
conferencing hardware. Cloud-based applications such as customer
relationship management (CRM) and email security simplify the
complex process of acquiring and installing servers and software,
and reducing on-going maintenance by moving them to managed
services. Nefsis does this for video conferencing and cites 10
reasons CIOs should consider moving video conferencing to the cloud
“Server virtualization has been at the top of the CIO agenda for
several years now. And no wonder, it cuts cost and reduces
maintenance. Cloud computing takes that up a notch by managing the
virtualized servers on behalf of the customer,” said Allen Drennan,
Nefsis chief technical officer.
“For video conferencing the advantages
go beyond lower cost, we've identified 10 reasons for moving this
application to the cloud.”
Less expensive. Nefsis cloud-based services provide complete managed infrastructure at a low-cost entry point, there are no long-term commitments or proprietary hardware.
Less maintenance. The Nefsis cloud is scalable. It manages and maintains all vital components of the video conferencing solution including video compression, networking and security, among others.
More secure. Nefsis secures the entire TCP/IP session, end-to-end — all voice, video and web conferencing traffic — using real-time SSL/TLS encryption with no noticeable effect on video conferencing quality. Standalone systems continue to use combinations of dedicated connections, UDP, and static-key encryption methods.
Easier to implement. Activating an online service and using plug-and-play webcams or off-the-shelf HD video peripherals is easier to implement than standalone systems.
Easier to use. Nefsis uses standard web URLs and a point-and-click user interface. This is easier to use than IP addresses and consoles with LED status codes.
Desktop reach. Nefsis video conferencing can seamlessly support both rooms and desktops, reaching virtually any business desktop with an Internet connection.
Built-in collaboration. Nefsis offers built-in web collaboration. There is no need to manage a separate suite of software applications for document, desktop, and application sharing.
Failover. The Nefsis cloud automatically manages failover for servers undergoing maintenance updates, connection outages or hardware failures. Off-line or failed switching equipment in a traditional installation is a major outage.
Load balancing. The Nefsis cloud automatically manages load balancing for all its virtual conference servers. Not available in standalone systems.
Performance. The Nefsis cloud allocates the best, nearby server for your conference, pushing the switching infrastructure closer to participants. This minimizes latency and jitter, and avoids congestion and other ill effects of public Internet transport.
The company notes that scalability, failover, and load balancing
are also part of a larger IT management trend toward virtualized services.
Moving video conferencing to the cloud is a better fit with the virtualization
approach, versus standalone systems that are dedicated, single-function
assets with no provision for scalability.
Headquartered in San Diego,
California, Nefsis is a specialist in video conferencing software and
online services for business. The Nefsis approach combines cloud
computing and multi-core processing to deliver effortless video
conferencing to employees, customers and business partners anywhere
they have Internet access. Nefsis is especially popular among
small-to-medium sized organizations, where its high-quality video,
security controls and easy implementation deliver exceptional value.
For more information, visit the Nefsis website or call +1 (858)
715-0970 in the Americas or +44 (0) 870 224 0415 in the UK and Europe.
Internet video conferencing services
How it works: Cloud computing and multipoint video conferencing
Webcams, HD cameras and compatible equipment
Nefsis is a registered trademark of Nefsis Corporation. All other trademarks
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