More details at: MaxCDN
Rackspace achieves Devops Competency Level in the AWS Partner Competency Program
Rackspace Hosting, the provider of OpenStack-based cloud solutions, announced that it had achieved the Amazon Web Services (AWS) DevOps Competency, by completing a third party audit, wherein its entire team demonstrated high-levels of expertise with managing various aspects of AWS-native DevOps tools. Rackspace’s two main support roles are Navigator and Aviator. The Navigator’s main function is to provide access to certified AWS technical professionals, and the Aviator’s level of support is made for customers who rely on Rackspace to completely manage their AWS environments. Rackspace also mentioned that this certification reaffirms the quality if its DevOps team and also that armed with its Fanatical Support many customers will be able to leverage AWS for their needs.
Full report at: Rackspace Blog
EnterPlay selects Level 3’s services to Deliver Streaming Services in Brazil
Level 3 Communications, the global provider of Content Delivery Networks as well as networking and communications offerings, announced that EnterPlay, a digital content distribution startup, is using its Content Delivery Network as well as Tier-1 Global network to deliver streaming services on both mobile devices as well as the Company’s EnterPlay TV set-top box. As part of this new business collaboration, Level 3 will be supporting live streams of 30 channels on EnterPlay’s mobile platform and will also make the content available over IP. The deal also comprises of Level 3’s supporting rapid delivery of almost 1.1 Exabytes of data for EnterPlay and more than 1 billion GB of this data will be dedicated to cloud-based video broadcast.
Read more at: Level 3 News
Akamai opens Broadcast Operations Control Center to support OTT video providers
Further addressing the consumer demand and business requirements for over-the-top (OTT) video quality and experiences that exceed those of traditional broadcast and cable television, Akamai, the global provider of CDN services,announced the opening of its Broadcast Operations Control Center (BOCC). Located at the company’s Cambridge, Mass., headquarters, the facility is designed to help ensure the reliability of OTT services through a combination of highly trained technical staff and a host of monitoring, analytics, reporting, quality and availability measurement tools that provide real-time support and unprecedented operational insight for customers delivering critical live, linear and on-demand video content. The BOCC is complemented by Akamai’s Network Operations Command Centers (NOCC) and Security Operations Centers (SOC), which together provide expansive breadth of insight into global network conditions and potentially threatening traffic activity. The BOCC is staffed 24×7 by a team of specialized broadcast issue resolution experts possessing hybrid skills across media and networking to address the unique needs of Akamai OTT customers.
Full report at: Akamai
Verizon and Hearst enter into agreement to acquire Complex to expand joint portfolio of millennial digital video channels
Verizon, the broadband and telecommunications provider, and Hearst, the international media company, have announced that they’ve entered into an agreement to jointly acquire Complex (the “Company”) in a 50/50 ownership structure. The Complex announcement comes on the heels of Verizon and Hearst’s recent investments in AwesomenessTV (each owns 24.5% with DreamWorks Animation owning the rest) and their agreement in March to form a 50/50 joint venture to build new multiplatform digital video channels targeting the mobile millennial audience. The Company has seen a profit since 2010, excelling at providing advertisers with this targeted and attractive demographic. In addition to the joint acquisition, Complex will develop premium video content for distribution across Verizon digital platforms, including go90, AOL.com and more. Over the last two years, Complex has adopted a video-first approach, reaching over 50 million unique monthly visitors and seeing consumption spike to 300 million monthly views––a 415% percent growth year over year.
More details at: Verizon
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