Kaltura, Inc. (www.kaltura.com), developer of the first open source online video platform, announced today that it has commercialized a new version of its self-hosted online video platform software, empowering service providers to integrate, customize, and resell video services to their customers from behind their own firewall or cloud. The new commercial release follows successful beta deployments of the self-hosted software by customers around the world, including the US, Europe, South America, and Australia. Kaltura is the only online video platform that is available both in the form of self-hosted software – for internal deployments or for reselling purposes – and in the form of hosted SaaS services. Kaltura also offers seamless migration between the two forms of deployment.
Kaltura provides the only self-hosted video platform in the marketplace today. The offering is ideally suited for large publishers, enterprises, universities, CMS vendors, Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), hosting providers, cloud vendors, telcos, digital agencies, and system integrators that are looking to host and provide their own video solution or to resell video services to their customers.
“While we provide our hosted video platform to tens of thousands of sites, a large and growing number of publishers, enterprises, and service providers are looking to customize their own integrated video functionalities and deliver them from their own data center or cloud. For them Kaltura is the only solution available today,” said Ron Yekutiel, Kaltura Chairman & CEO. “Our open source offering presents a highly attractive alternative to both ‘build’ and ‘buy’. Kaltura’s self-hosted platform enables customers to enjoy code ownership, flexibility, freedom from vendor lock-in, and cost savings, with a robust platform that is supported by a leading vendor and backed by a global developer community that ensures an unmatched pace of innovation.”
Kaltura offers the following editions of its online video platform:
Kaltura SaaS Platform (Kaltura hosts it)
Kaltura’s full-featured SaaS Open Source Online Video Platform, including Kaltura support and services such as tier-1 hosting and streaming, transcoding, syndication, advertising, security and more.
Kaltura Self-hosted Platform Commercial Edition (customer hosts it, gets support from Kaltura and can resell services)
Kaltura’s full featured Self-Hosted Video Platform, running on your own servers or cloud. The commercial platform is offered either under an Enterprise license for organizations that need an online video platform for their own media, or an OEM license for organizations that want to support multiple sites and resell OVP services. Both licenses are offered with 3 levels of Kaltura maintenance and support services.
Kaltura Self-hosted Platform Community Edition (customer hosts it, gets it for free, gets support from community and must give all developments back to the community)
Kaltura’s Community Edition is a free, open source, self-hosted, community supported version of Kaltura’s Video Platform. The Community Edition is developed through the combined efforts of Kaltura and the community. The platform and its source code are available for free at www.kaltura.org.
Kaltura provides the world’s first Open Source Online Video Platform. Over 60,000 web publishers, service providers, and developers use Kaltura’s flexible platform to enhance their websites, web-services, and web-platforms with advanced customized video, photo and audio functionalities, including publishing, management, syndication, monetization and analysis, as well as content uploading and remixing. 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 and www.kaltura.org.