AWS Releases Amazon Chime

Cloud infrastructure provider Amazon Web Services (AWS) has currently announced the release of Amazon Chime – which is a new service that helps organizations use it for voice and video calls as well as instant messaging.
 
Amazon in its official blog states,
 
“Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), today announced Amazon Chime, a new unified communications service that makes meetings easier and more efficient than ever before. With Amazon Chime, customers can start high-quality video and audio meetings with one-click, allowing customers to host or join a meeting, chat, and share content and screens with a seamless, synchronized experience across desktops, iOS, and Android devices.”
 
There are possibilities that this new application might be a big competitor to enterprise-oriented services, such as Skype for Business from Microsoft, which fields the Azure public cloud that goes up directly against AWS; and Hangouts, which Google pushes to organizations through G Suite. Google also has a public cloud, and smaller companies such as Blue Jeans, Dialpad, Slack, and Zoom may also be affected.
 
The services are now available in Mac, Windows, and iOS. Amazon states that joining a call does not require typing a PIN number.
 
Gene Farrell, Vice President, Enterprise Applications, AWS, states,
 
"It's pretty hard to find people who actually like the technology they use for meetings today. Most meeting applications or services are hard to use, deliver bad audio and video, require constant switching between multiple tools to do everything they want, and are way too expensive. Amazon Chime delivers frustration-free meetings, allowing users to be productive from anywhere. And with no ongoing maintenance or management fees, Amazon Chime is a great choice for companies that are looking for a solution to meetings that their employees will love to use."