Vidyo, Inc., recently announced a fully virtualized, cascadable infrastructure for video conferencing that scales across large, geographically dispersed implementations. The release of the VidyoGateway™ and VidyoPortal ™ Virtual Editions (VE) will complete the virtualization of Vidyo’s core infrastructure and open the door to mass adoption by offering enterprise customers and service providers high quality, scalable video conferencing at audio conferencing price points. Vidyo’s customers and service provider partners will be able to realize the significant cost savings, ease of administration and efficiency improvements of virtualization without the performance constraints that have previously plagued hardware-based, MCU solutions. VidyoGateway VE and VidyoPortal VE will ship in Q2 2013.

“As organizations continue to virtualize their business-critical applications, the ability to have robust solutions for the virtualization of video conferencing infrastructure is important,’ said Parag Patel, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances, VMware. “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.’

“Companies want to get to 100% virtualization, but are still waiting for key applications that have been difficult to virtualize,’ said Roopam Jain, Principal Analyst, Frost & Sullivan North America, Information and Communication Technologies Practice. “Vidyo’s architecture eliminates those barriers and is compatible with mainstream virtualization technology. If your company has a large number of branches, it’s hard to imagine how a massive desktop deployment could be possible without virtualization and floating licenses.’

According to Forrester Research, a survey of North American and European IT decision makers indicated that by 2013, approximately 78% of their x86 server operating systems will run on virtual servers, rather than on server hardware. Vidyo provides the first and only video conferencing infrastructure that allows customers to extend their investments in these virtualized x86 servers without having to deal with problems such as latency, limited scalability and prohibitive costs.

“Through virtualization, Vidyo enables mass deployment of its video communications and collaboration platform,’ said Amir Shaked, Vidyo’s Senior VP of Product Management. “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.’