Over the past few years, the availability of on-premises conferencing solutions has been steadily declining. Major providers like Cisco and Avaya have continued to end-of-life their on-premises solutions - most recently, MeetingPlace and Meeting Exchange, respectively - and replace them with cloud and subscription-based solutions.
This shift comes, in some part, from consumer demand - many companies are moving away from premise-based equipment, there's no denying that. Cloud solutions have allowed companies to minimize administration and space needed for conferencing hardware and, in response, Compunetix has introduced its own line of tailored hosted solutions. But it also must be acknowledged that there is still a need for on-premises solutions, though often for more niche and specialized uses. Compunetix is one of the few global providers that still delivers secure, reliable and high quality premise-based solutions for Audio, Web, and Video requirements, filling the gaps where most other providers have abandoned ship.
Compunetix and the Cloud
Setting ourselves apart as a unique provider, Compunetix addresses cloud solutions with both Multi-Tenant Hosted and Private Hosted offers. Compunetix Private Hosted solution gives customers the unique opportunity to own or rent dedicated hardware without having to manage it themselves. Located in Compunetix secure data center, these solutions offer customers the peace-of-mind knowing they do not have to settle for shared resources in order to move their conferencing to the cloud. By using a dedicated system customers minimize the additional security threats that come with cloud conferencing and shared conferencing resources.
Who Needs Them?
With the collaboration industry's shift towards the cloud, many may be wondering who still needs premise-based solutions? If you still have an on-premises phone system and answered "yes" to one or more of the questions below, considering an on-premises conferencing solution could save you money and offer more conference security.
- Do you have more than 50 user accounts?
- Do you average 30,000+ minutes or spend $1,400+ of conferencing per month?
- Are most of your conferences with internal personnel?
- Do you cover sensitive or confidential information/topics during your conferences?
Highest Quality Audio - Compunetix uses DSP cards to mix the audio on each conferencing server. This dedicated hardware offers unmatched audio quality and reliability. Many hosted providers will never match the clear, crisp quality provided by our dedicated audio hardware.
Security - In addition to built in security layers to the conferencing system itself, on-premises solutions sit behind your company firewall, allowing network security to meet your standards. No exceptions.
Compunetix Product Lifecycle - In addition to the security and quality benefits offered by on-premises solutions, Compunetix products, in particular, have a great reputation for longevity and minimal need for maintenance or administration. Our long-term product life-cycles paired with our promise to never End-of-Life protects our customers' investments and guarantees cost-effectiveness and return-on-investment.