8 Best Practices: How AVI-SPL Went From AV Integrator To Services Leader

1. Investing In Cloud Services

Like other SP500 powerhouses, AVI-SPL is investing heavily in cloud services. At the forefront of its cloud services lineup is the AVI-SPL Virtual Meeting Room (VMR), a cloud-based videoconferencing service that AVI said lets customers leverage their existing networking gear. The service, which is hosted on AVI-SPL infrastructure, also works across a variety of video endpoints and codecs, including those from Cisco, Polycom and Avaya.

VMR, introduced in June, is based on Cisco's Unified Computing System (UCS) and leverages Pexip's Infinity software as well. The service has made AVI-SPL one of six Cisco partners around the world to be certified for Telepresence-as-a-Service, said Mike Brandofino, executive vice president of video and unified communications at AVI-SPL.

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