The market for streaming services is growing.
Virtualisation of content, be it games, videos, audio or data-intensive applications, has increased enormously with the triumphal progress of cloud computing. ALSO recognised this trend at a very early stage and in a technology partnership with the Spanish streaming specialist Ludium invested heavily in the development of a platform-as-a-service solution for virtualisation.
The virtualisation platform enables content to be provided from the cloud in very high quality (Full HD) with very low latencies and very little computing capacity. So users can subscribe to, purchase or borrow content on demand in excellent image and audio quality. At present there is no comparable product in the market with anywhere near as good a price-performance ratio. Content can be streamed directly via all Internet-enabled devices.
ALSO offers the platform to service provider and telco market customers in particular and to eTail and retail customers. Any software can be virtualised, irrespective of the provider – high-performance software for the likewise fast-growing 3D printing market, CAD software or legacy software applications, for example. That will enable partners to offer their content on a subscription model basis comparable to the offers of leading global technology enterprises.
ALSO’s new virtualisation platform is thus an invitation to European content providers to place their content on the platform in order to jointly develop a European cloud-based content-as-a-service platform.
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