Kaltura, Inc. (www.kaltura.com), developer of the first open source video platform, today announced that it has entered into the Cloud Tools Program with Rackspace® Hosting, (NYSE: RAX), the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry. Kaltura’s open source video platform is now available on the Rackspace Cloud.
“We are delighted to expand our cloud-based video platform to also support the Rackspace Network,” said Ron Yekutiel, Kaltura Chairman & CEO. “Publishers can now easily deploy a Rackspace-hosted video management platform within minutes and at minimal cost based on Kaltura’s commercial on-premise software or on its free open-source version.”
Now any publisher – media company, enterprise, SMB, university – can initiate a Rackspace instance of Kaltura’s rich-media content management platform in less than 15 minutes, and enjoy the full range of Kaltura’s online-video tools and capabilities, including advanced rich-media ingestion, transcoding, management, metadata extraction, SEO, distribution, publishing, monetization, analytics and audience measurement.
Kaltura’s open source Community Edition can now be launched within any Rackspace Cloud account, following only a few simple installation steps that take less than 15 minutes. Users can start with a 4GB RAM/ 160 GB to a 15GB RAM/ 620 GB disk instance, and then expand as needed. To get started, go to http://blog.kaltura.org/kaltura-on-the-rack.
“Video is one of the main drivers on the web today, and we see continuous rapid growth in the amount of bandwidth consumed by video on the cloud,” said Nishan Sivathasan, director of corporate development for Rackspace. “Kaltura is a strong player in the video space, and we look forward to serving Kaltura’s cloud-based deployments on the Rackspace Cloud.”
Kaltura provides the world’s first Open Source Online Video Platform. Over 100,000 media & entertainment companies, enterprises, SMBs, educational institutions, service providers, platform vendors, and system integrators use Kaltura’s flexible platform to enhance their websites, web-services, and web-platforms with advanced customized video, photo and audio functionalities. Kaltura’s features and products enable to easily deploy custom work-flows involving video creation, ingestion, publishing, management, syndication, engagement, monetization and analysis. The free community-supported self-hosted software and source-code is available for download at www.kaltura.org. A commercial version of the software can be obtained at www.kaltura.com along with Kaltura services such as streaming, hosting, transcoding, analytics, ad serving, support and maintenance packages, and professional development. Founded in 2006, New York-based Kaltura is also a founding member of the ‘Open Video Alliance’ (www.openvideoalliance.org), a coalition of organizations dedicated to fostering open standards for online video. For more information: www.kaltura.com, www.kaltura.org and exchange.kaltura.com/.