Wowza Media Systems' 2015 View From The Top
David Stubenvoll, CEO and Co-founder of Wowza Media Systems
Wowza Media Systems™ powers much of the streaming media people are consuming worldwide—even though most of them don’t know it. How can that be? Wowza™ has ~19,000 service providers, OEMs, and direct end customers in 170+ countries across 6 continents. Nearly 40% of CDNs worldwide are Wowza customers, and Wowza powers or partners with 70% of providers on Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Video Content Management.
Our Wowza Streaming Engine™ software is behind much of that, and is the underlying technology for our biggest news of 2015: the debut of the Wowza Streaming Cloud™ service. It’s an end-to-end streaming solution that makes professional-quality streaming accessible for any budget, thanks to pay-as-you-go pricing and higher-volume plans—including a brand-new 24/7 plan for linear content. All of this is ad-free, and comes with an any-screen player that can be hosted, embedded, and branded, at no extra cost.
I’m really proud that while Wowza Streaming Cloud simplifies end-to-end streaming to make it less daunting for new users, powerful features make the service an exceptional cloud-based infrastructure for advanced users and developers. Customers use the built-in CDN controls to stream to viewers directly through Wowza Streaming Cloud or through third-party CDNs, use the transcoding feature by itself or as part of the end-to-end offering, and build their own scalable web service solutions with the REST API (now in preview).
For more about Wowza or for a free trial of Wowza Streaming Engine software or the Wowza Streaming Cloud service, visit wowza.com.
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