IBM Acquires the Clearleap’s Cloud Based Video Service

The acquisition of Clearleap cloud based video service provider will improve the cloud users’ access to the videos by integrating IBM Cloud computing Service with Clearleap’s video library delivery platform.

Clearleap  IBM announces that it has acquired the cloud based video service provider Clearleap in a bid which will make the video a strategic source of data at any point of time on any device. To provide their clients with global service and technical support for problem identification and its cloud computing solution, Clearleap video service will be offered through IBM Cloud Data Centers all around the world. Through this service the clients will be able to share data and content across hybrid clouds.

“Clearleap joins IBM at a tipping point in the industry when visual information and visual communication are not just important to consumers, but are exploding across every industry,” said Robert LeBlanc, SVP, IBM Cloud. “This comes together for a client when any content can be delivered quickly and economically to any device in the most natural way.”

IBM will also offer the Clearleap APIs on IBM Bluemix in 2016 so clients can build new video offerings quickly and easily. In addition, the Clearleap platform includes subscription and monetization services and data centers from which to host digital video assets. This service will enable the IBM cloud computing customers to pass the multi screen video experience on to their own clients very easily.

“IBM is focused on being an essential partner to the rapidly changing M&E industry by helping our clients deliver personalized content to the right customer in real time anywhere in the world,” said Steven Canepa, GM, IBM. “The combination of Clearleap with our proven hybrid cloud capabilities will deliver exciting new video solutions.”

He further said that this is the part of its broader strategy to help clients realize the value of video as it becomes increasingly important in business. With businesses increasingly using video for CEO webcasts, conference keynotes, customer care and how-to videos, a secure, scalable and open cloud-based system for managing these services has become a priority.

IBM also announced a new system which will enable the developer to create an app which can be tapped into vast amounts of unstructured data, IBM Object Storage, which is available on IBM Bluemix cloud computing service. According to IBM, 80% of the 2.5 billion gigabytes of data is created every day, which is totally unstructured and most of the content is video.

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