Juniper Networks and Polycom have joined a number of telepresence and video conferencing offering is designed to serve as a counterweight to Cisco Systems and its recent acquisition of Tandberg.
In a statement Monday, Juniper and Polycom, said optimized platforms for service providers can deliver video and telepresence good price. The argument: it is cheaper for companies to implement a telepresence service providers and their network rather than build their own networks.
The agreement with Juniper Networks highlights the partnership strategy at Polycom. Polycom last week announced a global reseller agreement with Siemens. Polycom also showed a demonstration of telepresence with IBM at CES 2010. The aim of Polycom, forge partnerships that will enable surround Cisco Systems and its recent acquisition of Tandberg.