Wowza Media Systems, provider of streaming media server software, has teamed up with Content Delivery Network (CDN) provider, Mirror Image, to launch Wowza CDN Connection. The new service offers a single place to set up a CDN and Wowza software to reliably stream media to audiences around the world.
“As our customers scale and grow, they ask Wowza for CDN services that will complement their Wowza software and provide a consistent ‘Wowza-enabled’ end-user experience,” said David Stubenvoll, CEO and co-founder of Wowza Media Systems. “Until now, they’ve had to use multiple vendors and take on the additional complexity and development that entails.”
The Wowza CDN Connection, initially connecting to Mirror Image’s Dynamic Delivery Network (DDN), a ‘next generation’ CDN, would enable customers to easily deploy and operate a more efficient, effective and lower-cost streaming workflow with the simplicity of a single vendor.
Key-features of the Wowza CDN Connection would include:
- A unified, single-vendor solution to integrate multiple parts of the delivery workflow with a consolidated bill.
- Lower total cost of ownership (TCO), with significantly lower start-up capital and operational investment required compared to conventional custom-built origin-edge systems.
- Pay-as-you-go pricing flexibility and scalability that makes it easy and affordable to spin up and spin down resources on demand and eliminates the wasted expense of underutilized resources.
- Rapid deployment with cross product integration to get up and running within days or weeks, instead of months.
Granicus, a provider of cloud-based streaming services for local, state and federal government agencies, is the first to launch with the new Wowza CDN Connection, rapidly moving traffic on its Open Platform content delivery system to the Wowza CDN Connection in ‘under 10 lines of code.’
“Ease of deployment was a huge factor for us,” said Javier Muniz, Chief Technical Officer at Granicus. “With Wowza CDN Connection and Mirror Image, we saw zero interruption to our service during the switch, and we now have a much more powerful platform to support our customers’ stringent streaming needs.”
Wowza Media Systems, LLC, engages hundreds of millions of viewers worldwide by delivering quality streaming media to any Internet-connected device. The company has offices located in Evergreen, Colo. and Mountain View, Calif.
Founded in 1997, Mirror Image is also a U.S.-based company, incorporated in Delaware and headquartered in Tewksbury, Mass. The company’s Content Delivery Network (CDN) solution enables global organizations to deliver their content globally, with ultra-low latency to any device type.