Enterprise Connect 2013: Vidyo's latest moves

With over a dozen announcements so far coming out of this year's Enterprise Connect conference in Orlando, we'll spend the next several editions focused on announcements coming from the floor. Today, we highlight Vidyo's latest news about its virtual infrastructure along with the company's latest sales milestones.

Vidyo has just unveiled VidyoGateway and VidyoPortal Virtual Editions (VE) -- a move that, according to the company complete the virtualization of Vidyo's core infrastructure. The virtualized infrastructure for video conferencing is meant to scale across large, geographically dispersed implementations, making it easier for mass adoption enterprise customers and service providers by offering scalable video conferencing at audio conferencing price points. The VidyoGateway VE and VidyoPortal VE will ship in Q2 2013.

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Commenting in a statement, Parag Patel, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances, VMware, said, "We are pleased to see Vidyo's new solutions can support virtualized deployments, enabling the delivery of high-quality, scalable, resilient, and flexible video conferencing."

Amir Shaked, Vidyo's Senior VP of product management, added, "through virtualization, Vidyo enables mass deployment of its video communications and collaboration platform." He continued, saying, "We offer a video solution that supports any deployment model: premise-based, private cloud, public cloud or hybrid. Vidyo's software licensing model further enhances the benefits of virtualization by allowing customers to take advantage of floating licenses and cascading."

The latest product news comes on the heels of an announcement by Vidyo that it has completed another record year, delivering 68% billings growth for 2012. Its top 25 reseller partner sales grew over 435% in aggregate from Q1 2011 through Q4 2012, and other growth came alongside new partnerships with companies such as Nintendo, service providers, and multiple marquee healthcare partners.

Vidyo's co-founder and CEO Ofer Shapiro commented in a statement, saying, "2012 was a pivotal year for Vidyo. We have not only delivered tremendous business growth and market traction, but also initiated a measurable market shift that has completely transformed the video conferencing industry. We continue to demonstrate the innovation, strength and determination of a true industry leader."

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