SAN DIEGO, Calif. – January 11, 2010 – VMIX (www.vmix.com), a leading carrier-class online video platform provider, today announced that it has completed rolling out localized video storage and processing for clients in Europe and Asia using Amazon Web Services.
The deployment of services supporting VMIX’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) online-video solutions is designed to provide clients in North America, the European Union, and Asia with the highest quality and performance video processing and storage.
“We’re pleased that VMIX has chosen to leverage Amazon Web Services to build out a rapidly scalable online video platform that meets the needs of our joint customers across the globe,” said Terry Wise, Director of Business Development, Amazon Web Services LLC. “AWS enables organizations of all sizes to instantly acquire compute power, storage and other on-demand services in the cloud, enabling businesses to move quickly and innovate faster while paying only for the resources consumed.”
VMIX has been using Amazon Web Services for its US-based storage since early 2008. Since then, VMIX has scaled to utilize over 100 Terabytes of storage and manage more than 22 million objects in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3).
“The scalability that AWS provides made us confident that we could extend global services in the cloud, and that AWS would be there to assist us,” said Phil Chen, Director of Systems Engineering at VMIX. “As we planned this new deployment, the AWS team offered technical guidance, along with design and operational best practices, every step of the way.”
Chen noted that in just 60 days, VMIX was able to scale out and build a globally distributed architecture utilizing Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Elastic Load Balancing and Amazon Relational Database Services. “Now that the origin of video delivery is available in Europe and Asia, our global clients can benefit from faster upload and encode services,” said Chen. He affirmed that the extension to Amazon Web Services has multiplied the capacity and performance of the VMIX platform, with projections of a 4x increase in processing speed. He added that the company anticipates a significant savings in capital expenditures, along with reduced engineering and maintenance expenses.
“Our aim is to provide the best, most personalized online video services wherever our clients are located,” said Chen. “AWS makes it easy for us to do that—allowing us to roll out new services quickly and reliably, so that we can focus more on the business of video and less on infrastructure build out.”
VMIX Media Inc., (www.vmix.com) is a leading provider of carrier-class online video and media management solutions. The company’s cloud-based Platform as a Service is designed with high-volume video producers in mind, powering top online publishers’ websites and mobile applications for media, entertainment and enterprise markets. Managing over 20 million videos and processing one million plus new videos a month, VMIX integrates seamlessly into its clients’ products and services.
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