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New Wowza CDN Connection Provides Global Streaming Media Delivery to Any User on Any Device

New features extends reach with CDNs for simple, single-vendor set-up and
pay-as-you-go pricing.


EVERGREEN, Colo. and Tewksbury, Mass. (November 19, 2013)-- Wowza® Media Systems, LLC, provider of Simply Powerful Streaming™ media server software, and global Dynamic Delivery Network provider, Mirror Image have teamed up to launch Wowza CDN Connection. This gives customers a single place to set up a content delivery network (CDN) and Wowza software to reliably stream media to audiences around the world with exceptional quality to any device. The companies announced the new partnership today at Streaming Media West, one of the world’s premiere streaming media events, happening now through Wednesday in Huntington Beach, California.

“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. Until now, they’ve had to use multiple vendors and take on the additional complexity and development that entails,” said David Stubenvoll, CEO and Co-Founder of Wowza Media Systems. “Our new Wowza CDN Connection, initially connecting to Mirror Image’s robust DDN, enables customers to easily deploy and operate a much more efficient, effective and lower-cost streaming workflow with the simplicity of a single vendor.”

With the new capability, customers can take advantage of:

  • A unified, single-vendor solution to integrate multiple parts of the delivery workflow with a consolidated bill;
     
  • Lower total cost of ownership, with significantly lower startup 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; and
     
  • Rapid deployment with cross product integration to get up and running within days or weeks, instead of months.

Granicus, the leading 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.”

“The combination of our global dynamic delivery network with Wowza’s proven, high-quality, multi-screen delivery for live and on-demand streaming provides a powerful, global, integrated solution at an exceptional value for content providers,” said Charles White, Chief Revenue Officer at Mirror Image.

For more information about Wowza CDN Connection, visit www.wowza.com/cdn-connection.

About Wowza Media Systems
Wowza Media Systems, LLC (www.wowza.com) engages hundreds of millions of viewers by delivering the highest quality streaming media to any Internet-connected device. Its core product, Wowza Media Server®, improves productivity among thousands of organizations by simplifying the workflow of online video delivery. To date, more than 150,000 licensees across the globe have placed their trust in Wowza®. Wowza is privately held, with offices in Evergreen, Colo. and Mountain View, Calif.

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About Mirror Image
Mirror Image provides a Dynamic Delivery Network (DDN), the next generation CDN, which enables global organizations to deliver content intelligently with customized targeting logic. Dynamic Delivery Networks are created from highly customizable application execution logic and deliver digital content globally, with ultra-low latency to any device type. Through this DDN and its customer focused approach, Mirror Image makes it possible for companies to put their content and applications to the best use possible. For over 16-years, Mirror Image has been working with the largest and most innovative ad-tech companies and brands around the globe.

Founded in 1997, Mirror Image is a U.S.-based company incorporated in Delaware and headquartered in Tewksbury, Mass. To learn more about how Mirror Image is helping companies provide targeted content through its Dynamic Delivery Network, please visit www.mirror-image.com or call +1-866 374-4113. Follow Mirror Image on Twitter @MirrorImageDDN.

 

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