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Wowza Brings Cloud Streaming Solutions to Customers as a Microsoft Azure Certified Partner

Wowza Is Now Microsoft Azure Certified, Enabling Customers to Launch Reliable Video Streaming in the Cloud.

Evergreen, Colo. — October 28, 2014 — Wowza® Media Systems, LLC, provider of Simply Powerful Streaming™ software, today announced it has expanded its cloud deployment offerings to include Microsoft Azure Certified machine images, enabling customers of both companies to easily scale their streaming solutions. By being Microsoft Azure Certified, Wowza is now able to provide multiple pre-tested options for deploying Wowza Streaming Engine™ server software on Microsoft Azure. 

“We are committed to creating reliable video streaming solutions that fit each customer’s needs, which is why we are thrilled to announce that Wowza is now Microsoft Azure Certified and available on Azure,” said David Stubenvoll, CEO and Co-Founder, Wowza Media Systems. “By working with Microsoft, both longtime Microsoft customers and new organizations looking to stream have what they need to deliver powerful content streaming to any device and the confidence to know that it will work every time.”

Wowza’s tested and reliable integration with Azure further enhances the Works With Wowza™ program to offer more options for deploying and scaling video streaming solutions. Using Wowza software in the cloud, customers can easily scale their video streaming needs based on available bandwidth and connections.

“By achieving Microsoft Azure Certified status, Wowza is pre-tested and certified to work with Azure giving joint customers the confidence to deploy powerful streaming solutions,” said Vibhor Kapoor, Director of Product Marketing, Microsoft Azure. “With Wowza as an Azure Certified partner, customers can leverage the same enterprise-grade platform that powers Skype, Office 365, Bing and Xbox. Azure offers a 99.95% availability SLA, 24x7 tech support and round-the-clock service health monitoring to allow customers to leverage Wowza functionality to stream live or on-demand through the Microsoft cloud.”

Customers can quickly and easily map a Wowza image to an Azure Virtual machine in the Azure Marketplace gallery. With Wowza as a certified partner, getting streaming solutions up and running only takes a few clicks.

Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables users to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. Users can build applications using any language, tool or framework as well as integrate public cloud applications with existing IT environment.

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About Wowza Media Systems

Wowza Media Systems, LLC helps organizations harness the power of streaming by reducing the complexities of audio and video delivery to any device anywhere. Organizations in more than 150 countries count on innovative and award-winning Wowza software to build, deploy, and manage customized streaming solutions that deliver high-quality and engaging live and on-demand experiences. Wowza is privately held, with offices in Evergreen, Colorado, Mountain View, California, and Berlin, Germany.

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Natalie Wolfrom for Wowza Media Systems 

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