Skytide, Wowza Offer Systems that Increase CDN, IPTV Management

Duo enables a CDN provider to track essential operational metrics like quality of service, capacity utilization and content popularity.
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Skytide, a provider of online video management analytics, has partnered with Wowza Media Systems, a media server software company, and are offering a system that increases management of content delivery networks (CDN) and Internet protocol television (IPTV).

The solution combines market-leading Wowza Media Server 3 software with Skytide’s Insight for CDNs analytics and reporting application, the companies say.

The joint solution has already been deployed by network operators, including Telefonica, as well as CDN platforms from Jet-Stream, Hewlett-Packard, and Broadpeak, according to the firms.

“The collaboration between our companies enables operators to deliver content to any screen efficiently and have a full suite of business analytics that are essential for running a CDN,” said Alex Dobrushin, Wowza Media Systems’ chief marketing officer. “Through partnerships with best-of-breed companies like Skytide, we can offer our customers the components needed to deliver cost-effective, easy-to-manage, massively scalable networks.”

“Skytide's analytics and reporting applications are the perfect complement to Wowza Media Server software’s data collection and flexible streaming capabilities,” said Michael O'Donnell, Skytide’s CEO. “Together, they enable a CDN provider to track essential operational metrics like quality of service, capacity utilization, and content popularity, and then easily scale the network to accommodate changing requirements.”

Skytide Insight for CDNs leverages the detailed per-session logging collected by Wowza Media Server software, easily processing huge volumes of data and quickly turning it into detailed reports that guide decision-making for capacity planning, service quality, pricing and billing, and other critical business processes, the companies says. The solution also analyzes and aggregates the highly fragmented data generated by adaptive bit rate streaming from multiple protocols supported by Wowza Media Server software, and quickly transforms it into hundreds of meaningful reports in just minutes, according to the firms.