StreamZilla Debuts Multi-CDN Service, Targets Mid-Size Companies
European CDN StreamZilla has launched its previously announced multi-CDN service. StreamZilla will act as a broker for the multi-CDN, routing streams to participating partner CDNs. The service is integrated with Amazon CloudFront, Level3, and LeaseWeb, and is in the process of integrating with EdgeCast and Highwinds.
"We've also been talking to Akamai, but they are extremely slow," says Stef van der Ziel, founder and owner of StreamZilla and Jet-Stream. "Their local teams want to work with us, but HQ apparently doesn't want to support multi-CDN services."
The StreamZilla approach is different from what vendors like Conviva and Cedexis offer, van der Ziel is quick to point out. While they offer performance tracking and load balancing services, StreamZilla is pre-integrated with its partner CDNs. Signing with the multi-CDN service, integrating an over-the-top (OTT) workflow, and streaming through multiple CDNs takes only a few days to accomplish, he adds.
StreamZilla will automatically detect which partner CDNs are underperforming and switch to alternates when needed. Prices range from €0,05 and €0,02 per GB for small or medium-sized customers, with no commitment. High-volume customers should enquire about better rates. The price includes all features; van der Ziel promises there are no additional service fees.
"When OTT providers use Cedexis or Conviva, they face huge internal costs for managing contracts, custom tools, and integration with each individual CDN, plus their overhead costs with Cedexis or Conviva," van der Ziel says. "We save thousands, even ten thousands dollars per month."
Features that include transmuxing, live stream provisioning, user provisioning, geo fencing, token access management, and reporting are available in real-time through an online dashboard.
While the company isn't announcing customers yet, van der Ziel says the multi-CDN will soon launch with a large pan-European OTT provider, as well as a large European broadcaster.
Update Feb 26: Stef van der Ziel announced today (via Twitter) that Euro Media Group is the first launching customer of StreamZilla's multi-CDN.
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