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Wowza Media Systems Partners with Alibaba Cloud to Deliver Streaming Media Worldwide

Partnership Further Expands Global Availability of Wowza Streaming Engine™ Software on world’s leading cloud platforms for rapid scalability and delivery of streaming applications

IBC, Amsterdam – Sept. 8, 2016 – Wowza Media Systems™, the leading software and cloud-based services provider that continuously simplifies the complexities of high-quality video and audio streaming for organizations worldwide, today announced the formal partnership with Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group (NYSE:BABA), to enable Wowza Streaming Engine™ software on the Alibaba Cloud platform. The partnership now gives new and existing customers the ability to rapidly scale their video streaming applications across Chinese markets on the Alibaba Cloud’s platform.

“One of the more complex challenges for streaming applications is expanding operations and availability into Chinese markets,” says Carlos Perez, Chief Revenue Officer, Wowza Media Systems. “This partnership provides an excellent opportunity for Wowza’s customers to extend their global reach on Alibaba Cloud; and for Alibaba Cloud customers who can now harness the power of live streaming to develop new applications.”

“Alibaba Cloud is focused on building a comprehensive and holistic global ecosystem that offers world-class cloud computing services. We welcome Wowza and its customers onto the Alibaba Cloud platform as we extend our global reach and continue to deliver outstanding value for our cloud computing infrastructure services," says Michael Tsang, Regional Manager for North and South America.  “By offering Wowza Streaming Engine on Alibaba Cloud, our customers can now harness the power of streaming video and audio, while reducing the complexities in developing and deploying streaming applications.”

Alibaba Cloud services are designed to assist customers focused on accelerating innovation, including startups looking to reduce the cost of cloud-based service delivery and big data analytics, as well as established businesses in the gaming, multimedia and mobile Internet industries. Accordingly, Wowza Streaming Engine software will be available through a bring-your-own license (BYOL) arrangement, for easy deployment on Alibaba Cloud’s Elastic Compute Service (ECS), allowing for concurrent deployments in Chinese and international markets that scale upon demand. Individual licenses may be purchased directly from Wowza, and soon through the Alibaba Global marketplace.

Wowza will demonstrate Wowza Streaming Engine software working on Alibaba Cloud at its booth (#5.C24), during IBC 2016 in Amsterdam. To schedule a demo, or for more information, please visit: http://info.wowza.com/ibc2016.

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About Wowza Media Systems

Wowza Media Systems™ is the recognized gold standard of streaming, with more than 19,000 customers in 170+ countries. By reducing the complexities of video and audio delivery to any device, Wowza™ enables organizations to expand their reach and more deeply engage their audiences, in industries ranging from education to broadcasting. Service providers, direct customers, and partners worldwide trust Wowza products to provide robust, customizable, and scalable streaming solutions—with powerful APIs and SDKs to meet organizations’ evolving streaming needs. Wowza was founded in 2005, is privately held, and is headquartered in Colorado. For more information, please visit www.wowza.com.

 

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