In a previous blog post, I described the good fortune to be on a fantastic journey in a land of software startups and enterprise intrapreneurs in the DevOps space. Entrepreneurial leadership and growth ventures are very inspiring -- there are so many good people to learn from about starting, growing or pivoting a business. The journey and wonder continue...
The next step in the journey has begun: IBM Cloud Video. Many industries have steadily adopted ICT's increasing bandwidth and throughput to digitize their supply and value chains, and video creators, producers, distributors and consumers are no exception. The purpose of this pursuit is clear: enriched communication through the immersive and transformative experience of video. A Revolution In Streaming Video is happening right now, fueled by startups and other innovators. And driven by incredible demand from consumers for new, engaging content and experiences around that content -- for entertainment, exploration, education, and communication. Braxton Jarratt, the new General Manager of IBM Cloud Video Services, describes this very clearly in his blog post. A future blog post of mine will elaborate on this march of digitization: why it's happening, where, and with whom, and some client case studies to illustrate the value of video streaming solutions. As we often ask when showing this one minute video clip about our cloud video vision, "What revolutionary and transformative power awaits inside your video?"
Would you like to explore this some more, first hand? We would welcome the opportunity to discuss IBM Cloud Video at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 16-21. If you can't make NAB -- no worries -- plenty of links here to explore online. As you may know, the NAB Show is a leading industry event for the global broadcasting and online video industry. Over 100,000 professionals including 1600 exhibiting companies from 160 countries gather to network, collaborate, and learn.
Please stop by these booths at NAB to explore more:
- IBM, booth # SL3305 in the South Lower Hall. Let's discuss all of the IBM Solutions for Broadcast, including IBM Cloud video services, object storage, and our cloud platforms. Some of the solutions from IBM include...
- Cleversafe (also in booth # SL3305) is object storage at massive scale, the kind that digital video objects need. It's estimated that by 2019, 19 trillion gigabytes of video data will be flowing over the internet, which is approximately 80% of all data moving in cloud platforms. This needs to be efficiently and effectively stored, managed and moved...
- Aspera (booth # SL4910 in South Lower Hall) high-speed file transfer manages video files in motion, to swiftly and securely move them among people, workflows, platforms and ecosystem partners in the broadcast and digital video value chain.
- The Weather Company (booth # SL6410 in South Lower Hall) has a dynamic cloud data platform at massive scale that powers weather related data collection, forecasting, decision making, and video broadcasts, to name just a few.
- Clearleap (booth # SU11006 in South Upper Hall) opens up new possibilities in multiscreen video delivery. Its built-for-scale cloud video platform powers solutions for premium content owners, pay TV providers, and other media professionals in the video value chain.
- Ustream (booth # SU11413 in South Upper Hall) delivers live broadcasts or video on-demand to any size audience, on any device, anywhere in the world via its end-to-end cloud solution for consumers, small businesses, and global enterprises.
That's quite a line up of video innovation and value, powered by consumer demand, startups, and IBM. I hope to see you in Las Vegas. If you can't make it to the NAB Show, no worries. Explore the links above, a video streaming overview, and the IBM Cloud Video resources. Feel free to reach out to me on twitter or linkedin. As the journey continues, I can't wait to hear what power awaits inside your video?
Peter Spung, Integration Executive, Clearleap, Ustream, IBM Cloud Video. @paspung on twitter