Dell has just announced another service geared toward delivering better value to its enterprise customers. Dell Deliver combines Edgecast software and Elemental video processing software to provide an efficient, cost-effective content delivery service. The platform utilizes Dell's newest generation 12 PowerEdge servers.
This is Dells first ever content delivery platform and it offers something special to content providers. It provides on demand video service and other feeds to end users at an incredibly low service and maintenance cost.
Laurie Hutto-Hill, general manager of Dell’s Global Telecommunications, Media & Entertainment organization comments on the new service:
“Managing and maintaining a healthy IT infrastructure is getting more and more complicated for network operators as their infrastructures are not designed to support today’s growing demand for IP-based, bandwidth-hogging content,”
“Until now, few content delivery models have been optimized for rich media, and it is hard to find existing technologies equipped to analyze and deliver content efficiently based on the requirements of a multitude of end-user devices. Dell Deliver offers flexible and scalable technology with significant cost advantages, allowing network providers to establish a healthy CDN that can support today’s ever-changing data landscape.”
Sam Blackman, CEO and co-founder of Elemental Technologies comments on their partnership with Dell:
“Elemental is proud to work with Dell on its new Dell Deliver initiative for enhanced content delivery,"
“Leveraging Dell’s infrastructure expertise with best-of-breed software vendors like Elemental and EdgeCast will ensure a high value solution for service providers looking to deliver rich media as efficiently as possible.”
James Segil, co-founder and president of EdgeCast Networks comments on their partnership with Dell:
“Even once a carrier organization has recognized the opportunity CDN provides, they often expend incredible amounts of time and money evaluating myriad hardware and software scenarios,”
“The combination of Dell’s top-notch hardware, services and support with our CDN technology gives service providers a tightly integrated solution for quickly turning their traffic burdens into real revenue opportunities.”
It sounds like an incredible solution for those in the content delivery business, and an opportunity for these collaborations with Dell to become a powerful presence in the industry. Dell has many irons in the fire that are making enterprise customers very happy and saving them some money along the way. Dell Deliver sounds like it's worth taking a look at.