Verizon Taps Azure to Offer Cloud-Based Streaming; to Debut New Platform with 4k Encoding, Multi-CDN, QOS

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Verizon Digital Media Services (VDMS) is working with Microsoft to deliver a simpler way for broadcasters, content owners or streaming services to deliver high-quality, ultra-personalized viewing experiences on Microsoft Azure.

Soon customers will be able to use the full implementation of the VDMS’ enterprise-grade streaming product, on Azure, in combination with the full range of Azure services to offer simplification and support to any broadcaster or content provider. The new offering will support the accelerated consumption of online media and over the top (OTT) services.

Microsoft will also drive awareness and adoption of this new solution through its enterprise salesforce. In addition, Verizon will work with Microsoft to integrate Azure Media Services, Microsoft AI and Microsoft machine learning technology.  These integrations will enable the personalization of experiences for every viewer, increasing their satisfaction and engagement. 

Earlier this month, VDMS announced that it will launch new platform capabilities, including 4k encoding, multi-CDN, QOS (quality of service), and tighter integration with key partners. Enhancements to the VDMS platform will enable content owners and service providers to connect with and entertain millions of concurrent users on one of the world’s top performing streaming networks, said Verizon.

Ralf Jacob, President, Verizon Digital Media Services
Paired with Azure’s global scale, we can now deliver high performing, simplified video workflows to content creators anywhere. Our partnership will create new opportunities for Verizon, Microsoft and our joint customers to shape the future of media.

Scott Guthrie, EVP, Cloud +AI Group, Microsoft
Cloud, edge and AI technologies will play a fundamental role in the future of video content delivery and workflows.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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