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Zoom is excited to announce an increase in our Business users’ base capacity for video meetings. As part of the latest platform update, Zoom customers with Business subscriptions can enjoy three times as many video participants in their meetings at no additional cost — and without doing a thing. Increasing capacity from 100 to 300 video participants for Business subscribers ensures more people can reliably participate in your Zoom video-enabled meetings.
The fact is, there are communications services that may offer high meeting capacities, but the fine print often tells a different story when it comes to how many can participate using video. That’s because on traditionally architected communications platforms, meeting attendees tend to experience a drop in quality as more people join via video. (Think about how well your home wi-fi network would stand up if everyone in the house started streaming video on multiple devices at the same time.)
At Zoom, we are committed to supporting our great customers, and we want to ensure that our Business subscribers have all the video capacity and quality they need for their important meetings. Further, such an increase is made possible in the way the Zoom platform is engineered, and we wanted to share more about how Zoom’s architecture is able to support increased video capacity with ease.
Zoom can support increased video participation capacity without degradation in quality because we’re the only service built from the ground up for video. From the very beginning, Zoom was engineered to be cloud-native and optimized for video. Other approaches to date have attempted to add video to an aging, pre-existing conference call, screen sharing, or chat tools.
Delivering reliable video at scale is complex, and retrofitting it for a legacy solution results in a clunky experience. Those vendors that decided to bolt on video after the fact, then, have severely limited reliability, functionality, and quality, and it’s clear in the performance of their video meetings.
There are two important aspects of Zoom’s technology stack: the cloud network and the video architecture.
Zoom has built a system of data centers, interlinked through private connections that are closely maintained, monitored, and optimized by teams of experienced operations engineers. This network provides global connectivity and enables users around the world, joining from different types of networks, to reliably meet with the highest quality of experience. Today, we have 13 co-located data centers globally and continuously invest in and expand this network.
Our architecture has been optimized to handle video’s demanding requirements, and there are four key features that differentiate our back-end technology and cloud-native infrastructure:
No other solution on the market provides a single, integrated, video-first communications platform that is easy-to-use and designed to provide every global user a reliable, quality meeting experience. If you’re ready to deploy and scale high-quality, intuitive video communications across your organization, sign up for a 1-on-1 demo with a Zoom product specialist today.
And for our Business subscribers, enjoy your new video capacity!