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Front Porch and Telestream Partner for Transcoding-as-a-Service

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Store and transcode all at once: Today, cloud storage company Front Porch Digital and transcoding specialist Telestream announced a partnership that will let customers of Front Porch's Lynx platform get pay-as-you-go transcoding from Telestream Vantage without needing to send files to another location. Offering transcoding-as-a-service, the two are targeting the private cloud platform to media companies.

The service will be available sometime "later this year."

According to Andy Hurt, vice president of product management and marketing for Front Porch Digital, prior to this Lynx customers have had to send their files over the internet to a public transcoding farm. By partnering with Telestream (actually, by extending an existing partnership) Front Porch is able to bypass that step. Now, rather than delivering their files online to a public farm and risking a security breach, customers can get faster service in a private cloud.

The companies note that customers will benefit from secure elasticity when encoding.

"We are pleased to be extending our long-standing strategic relationship with Front Porch Digital, a leading archive management company that shares a common deep understanding of complex digital media environments," says Paul Turner, vice president of enterprise product management at Telestream. "This collaboration will give the most demanding media companies the perfect core technology for TaaS."

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