IBM Acquires UStream to Expand Its Cloud based Video Streaming Services

IBM has created a new cloud based video streaming services unit which will help IBM to provide a digital video services platform to the existing customers as well as the  new enterprises.

IBMGreatResponder.com  IBM announces the acquisition of Ustream, which is a cloud-based video streaming service provider. The company provides its services to the organizations and the presenters for the whole thing from business meetings to live music show. The company also streams live and on-demand video to about 80 million audiences each month. It has customers like NASA, Samsung, Facebook, Nike and The Discovery Channel.

The Ustream will connect to the newly created IBM Cloud Video Services unit that coalesces assets from IBM’s R&D labs and planned acquisitions. After the acquisition the IBM will become able to deliver an influential portfolio of video services that spans open API expansion, digital and illustrated analytics, easy management and reliable delivery across global businesses.

“Video has become a first-class data type in business that requires accelerated performance and powerful analytics that allows clients to extract meaningful insights,” said Robert LeBlanc, Senior Vice President, IBM Cloud.

“Aligning our expansive video and cloud innovations into an integrated unit will create opportunities for clients to take advantage of this medium in the most strategic way possible,” he added.

“Video is the most powerful and emotional medium,” said Brad Hunstable, CEO, Ustream. “Increasingly it is becoming the favored form of communication, not just for entertainment, but also for business. We’ve built a video platform that is easy-to-use” he said.

The IBM Cloud is bringing together transformational competences into the new Cloud based Video Services unit to help customers across a broad array of industries incorporate video into a premeditated source of data. It will be consist of government services, media & entertainment, education and retail.

The new unit merges assets from Ustream, as well as the recent purchase of Clearleap. It will also make elucidation that will put together technologies from other IBM funds, including Aspera and Cleversafe, as well as IBM R&D advancement.

After uniting these improvements, IBM is making an important Cloud platform that allows customers to effortlessly consume, accumulate and run live and on demand videos. It will also help the company in enhancing its services through analytics, applying privileges management and language capabilities, and distributing them time after time across the world.

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Microsoft Announces a Price Cut on Its Cloud Services to Compete the Market

To answer the intense competition of cloud market top companies Microsoft announces a price reduction of its Azure services which will greatly benefits the cloud customers of Microsoft.

Microsoft azureGreatResponder.com The 2016 will surely be the year of cloud because the technology is increasing the capabilities of cloud services providing companies and the competition is benefiting the customers as Microsoft also announces the reduction in cloud services price following the Google and AWS.

“As part of our promise to deliver the best customer value on Azure, we have had a longstanding commitment to make our prices comparable on commodity services like compute, storage, and bandwidth relative to Amazon Web Services. In keeping to this commitment, we are announcing price reductions up to 17% on the latest version of the popular Azure D-series virtual machines, Dv2 Virtual Machines” said Nicole Herskowitz, Director of Product Marketing, Cloud Platform.

After subsequent price cuts by Google and AWS, Microsoft also lesser the price slab further with cuts to its Azure service. No doubt the small clients of the company will have to struggle with the costs.

She further said “It is worthwhile to note that the Azure Dv2 instances – unlike AWS EC2 instances – have load balancing and auto-scaling built-in at no additional charge. This means you get even more value from Azure.”

Amazon Web Services announces the company’s 51st cloud price cut on his official AWS blog at the start of this January.

In the same week on 8th Google’s Julia Ferraioli stated that Google is offering the cheaper prices of its cloud services as a result of its discounting scheme.

To attract the clients and to retain the existing customers Microsoft takes steps and announces the 17% cut off the prices of its Dv2 Virtual Machines.

Clients using Linux instances will be able to get better deals than the others, with reductions on the D1-D5 v2s of 14% for Linux and 10% for Windows Server, and 17% and 13% respectively for the D11-D14 v2 machines.

The report from Tariff Consultancy found that while venture cloud computing costs had fallen down by two thirds on average since 2014, on the whole costs was starting to even out.

You will not find it astonishing that Azure would save the most of discount deals for the Microsoft truthful. Microsoft is willing to make Azure as attractive a target as achievable for existing Windows Server users.

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Web Hosting Vexxhost Optimize Platform to Maximize the Web Performance for High-Availability Cloud Hosting

Vexxhost web hosting provider announced the launch of Cloud Sites.

Web Hosting Vexxhost  - Cloud Sites

Web Hosting Vexxhost – Cloud Sites

Greatresponder.com on Feb.14, 2013: The cPanel leading web hosting and cloud hosting provider VEXXHOST announced yesterday the launch of their Cloud Sites.  Cloud sites is a new service powered by cPanel that delivers the best cloud performance and reliability in the industry. Deployed on a state-of-the-art cloud platform and bundled with valuable features, Cloud Sites is highly redundant, ultra-fast, and instantly scalable cloud web hosting.

VEXXHOST Cloud Sites brings an extremely fast cPanel hosting platform, combined with value-adding free features and 24/7/365 monitoring and support. Customers can select from tiered cloud hosting plans to meet the demands of their businesses, and even take advantage of free expert migration to get their cloud site online.

“We have optimized every part of our infrastructure to create the best cloud hosting solution,” says Naser. “In addition, Cloud Sites include powerful software and applications to help our customers find success. We also bundle Cloud Sites with CloudFlare Railgun, which increases website performance, valued at over $200 a month and free to Cloud Sites customers. Cloud Sites customers also receive more than 200 web applications, an automated script installer, and $200 in marketing credits. By choosing Cloud Sites, customers get an optimized, feature-packed service that runs on the best infrastructure in the business.”

VEXXHOST’s new Cloud Sites service is a cPanel cloud hosting solution that runs individual accounts in isolated virtual containers. Cloud Sites offer allocated hardware resources, including RAM, CPU, and disk space, improving the performance of websites and applications. In addition, with massively scalable redundant storage that heals itself in the event of failure, customers can always be confident that their website will always remain online. The entire infrastructure is designed for performance, with optimized web servers that can handle up to 20 times more connections than standard web hosting accounts, high availability file storage, a static content offloading system and more. Using this technology, VEXXHOST provides the fastest, most dependable cPanel hosting solution in the industry.

“Cloud Sites combines the power and reliability of cloud hosting with the convenience of a managed service,” says Mohammed Naser, CEO at VEXXHOST. “Customers can sign up for an affordable Cloud Sites plan to maximize website performance, choosing a service with the cloud cycles required. Our optimized platform then has an immediate, measurable impact on page loading and application processing times. Meanwhile, our expert team takes care of server configuration and management, allowing customers to focus on their businesses, instead of working with their hosting plan. This is the first time technology like this has been available as part of a web hosting plan.”

 

 

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