If it is Tuesday, it must be VCS to CUCM day! Hello everyone, my name is Paul Depperschmidt. I am Manager of Business Development in the Collaboration Business Unit. A particular specialty in my efforts is helping everyone understand the possibilities when moving customers from VCS to CUCM. It is not simply a rip and replace proposition.
We will typically see 3 types of customers in this situation - and we have some answers for all three......
Customers who are ready to move everything from VCS to UCM - a migration discussion
We have programs ready to offer the replacement of VCS based licenses to the equivalent CUCM license at no charge
Customers who have a VCS Video system and are not ready to fully move to CUCM
We have a Collab Now program that allows them to purchase the VCS Hardware to VCS Virtual migration license at 95% off when purchased with a BE6K. This provides a system that functionally works exactly like the one they have, but also offers the ability to sell them DX video products and Jabber by trunking in the CUCM based systems to VCS
Customers who may have a small amount of H.323 based video endpoints, but no Call Manager
We have a VCS gateway program that offers basic VCS components for only $500 when purchased with a Personal license starter pack such as CUWL or CUWL Pro.
Please take a look at our section in Drive to Collab for specifics on all of these offers. Cisco Systems
We are happy to help with any questions you may have. Happy VCS-UCM day!