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Skytide Selected as “Cool Vendor” by Leading Analyst Firm
Oakland, CA, April 19, 2012 — Skytide, the leader in Online Video Management Analytics, today announced that it has been named by Gartner, Inc. as a 2012 “Cool Vendor in Communication Service Provider Infrastructure.”*
Skytide Insight for Content Delivery Networks offers a unique ability to process the massive amounts of data generated by adaptive bitrate streaming and quickly generate detailed reports that allow CDNs to isolate quality of service issues and to precisely provision capacity. Adaptive streaming is an increasingly popular technology that enables communications service providers to dynamically change the quality of online video based on available bandwidth.
Gartner's definition of a Cool Vendor is a small company offering a technology or product that is:
- Innovative: it enables users to do things they could not do previously
- Impactful: it has or will have a business impact
- Intriguing: it has caught Gartner's interest or curiosity during the past six months
“We're delighted to be recognized by Gartner as a 'Cool Vendor' in Communication Service Provider Infrastructure,” said Skytide President and CEO, Michael O'Donnell. “It's gratifying to be acknowledged by the industry's foremost analysts. We believe this is a testament to our accomplishments in helping service providers to reduce video transport costs and improve online video quality of service.”
*Gartner, Inc., Cool Vendors in Communications Service Provider Infrastructure, 2012, Akshay K. Sharma, Deborah Kish, April 5, 2012
Skytide, the leader in Online Video Management Analytics, provides content delivery providers and digital media companies with the most complete operational view of their streaming video businesses, delivering the information necessary to make better-informed business decisions. Only Skytide's software-as-a-service and on-premise solutions can process massive amounts of disparate data sources and turn it into detailed reports in near real-time. Skytide is venture-backed and works with leading digital media and technology companies including: British Telecom, Broadpeak, Cisco, Clear Channel Communications, Ericsson, HP, Juniper Networks, Tata Sky, Telecom Argentina, Telecom Italia, Telefonica and Telstra.
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