On-Premises Private Enterprise Collaboration Cloud
This is the final blog in the series on the options that companies have, when considering moving their collaboration services to the cloud. Videocall has become known as the company to turn to when enterprise companies are thinking cloud, and need both advise and a reliable, secure, interoperable cloud to deploy their collaboration service in.
In the four previous blogs, we have covered the topics of various types of cloud available to enterprise businesses; public, private and hybrid. You can read each of those blogs by clicking on the appropriate links. We also took a look at the most popular third-party collaboration clouds, in Microsoft and Cisco. However, we started the whole series however looking at the notion that the cloud collaboration is as good as any mainstream IT cloud, and this is why Linklaters, Britvic and Lendlease came to Videocall for advice.
For a detailed view on all the various types of collaboration cloud, please read our definitions on types of cloud here.
But what about companies that are not considering cloud, that do not have a cloud first policy, or simply think that moving to the cloud might release too much control? There is still an option for these companies, whereby they can move to the cloud, but still retain full control and have everything behind their own firewalls. On-premises private cloud.
Videocall can deploy a private on-premises cloud entirely on your network, behind your firewalls, allowing you to have total piece of mind over control, security, upgrades etc. It also allows the business to deploy a collaboration cloud service with all the benefits that come from using the cloud. Videocall’s ICE platform is a fully interoperable collaboration platform that can be deployed on a private on-premises cloud, delivering features including one-touch join alongside high-quality video and audio and full interoperability to any H.323 video conferencing hardware, SIP and Microsoft Skype for Business.
Simmons & Simmons came to Videocall as a leading international law firm with 21 offices across Europe, Middle East and Asia. They had been using video conferencing for a number of years, but their equipment had been deemed as below standard for their meetings.
Simmons & Simmons chose to have Videocall’s ICE (Intelligent Cloud Experience) platform, connecting Skype for Business with the endpoints in the meeting rooms, and to create a single easy to use workflow for the partners to access and arrive in meetings. ICE was rolled out as a global cloud service, supporting all employees of Simmons & Simmons wherever their location.
Simmons & Simmons now has a global unified collaboration service that is fit for purpose for all meetings, from critical partner meetings, to client briefs and everything in between. The service connects their older room-based technology extending its life, to new meeting room technology, and to their Microsoft Skype for Business on-premises deployment.
Rob Morgan – Infrastructure Operations Manager
“Videocall’s ICE Video-as-a-Service platform, was the choice that fitted our requirements and worked with the Microsoft applications we use; Skype for Business and Outlook. With their single global ITIL 24/7/365 SLA, we know that the service will be delivered and supported around the world.”
Videocall support companies with their migration to the cloud, whether that be private, public, hybrid or on-premises. The benefits that these companies see from their collaboration service being delivered from the cloud by Videocall has meant that the majority of customer we take on, stay with us for a long number of years.
If your company is thinking cloud, or even if they are not, isn’t it time that you talked to Videocall about your collaboration strategy and how it can be optimised to deliver your business outcomes. Use our contact form, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +44 (0)1276 706 706 to start your conversation today.