After launching just six months ago, CloudSigma, the only international, customer-centric, pure-cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider, today announced high growth and demand for its Media Services Ecosystem. Increasing its ecosystem members by 150 percent, CloudSigma has shown the real value of providing a collaborative public cloud environment designed exclusively for media industry service providers and production companies.
CloudSigma's Media Services Ecosystem provides high-performance compute, storage and data transfer capabilities for media professionals working on technically advanced productions, including three-dimensional renderings, encoding and high-quality streaming distribution. As part of the ecosystem, service providers and production companies working in the film, music and other media industries can easily collaborate and share data all under one roof. This model allows ecosystem members to work together more efficiently, regardless of their geographic location, eliminating the long waits and high costs that plague most productions.
"In working with content and service providers to integrate digital cinema technology into their production workflows and distribution networks, having an easy way to collaborate across geographies is essential," said Jonathan Gans, CEO and co-founder, CineCert. "CloudSigma gives us that through its public cloud where we can exchange project components instantaneously and cost effectively with our customers. By having all the media project components together in one public cloud, we can work much more efficiently without worrying about where our customers are located or how long it will take our data to reach them."
"The public cloud is the future of the media industry," said Robert Jenkins, CTO and co-founder, CloudSigma. "It's amazing to think that, in today's day and age, physical disks are still being flown across the world between the various parties involved in media productions. Public clouds offer collaborative ecosystems so providers can more easily work together to improve the efficiency of their services with high connectivity and cost effective access to computing resources. Our Media Services Ecosystem is a major leap forward in using the public cloud to advance the media industry, and it's great to see a growing recognition among key players in the media industry, like CineCert, of that value-add."
Participating members of CloudSigma's Media Services Ecosystem gain access to the most advanced public cloud on the market, with pay-as-you-go pricing, full scalability, 10GigE networking, cutting edge solid state drive (SSD) storage and a completely open software platform. CloudSigma customers have the flexibility to migrate to the cloud using the software and operating systems of their choice, with full control over their data and no risk of vendor lock-in. These components make collaboration among Media Services Ecosystem members completely seamless, allowing them to store, transfer and edit the essential pieces of a media project regardless of any geographic, resource or cost barriers.