Managed Internet Route Optimizer appliance enhances video streaming solutions with intelligent routing, superior quality
ATLANTA – April 20, 2016 – Internap Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a provider of high-performance Internet infrastructure services, today announced that Tulix Systems, a leading provider of streaming, digital distribution and monetization solutions, is using Internap’s Managed Internet Route OptimizerTM (MIRO) Controller to manage and speed video streaming services used by content providers to reach audiences around the world.
Tulix Systems is a premier global video delivery company, providing end-to-end streaming solutions for live and on-demand video to any screen. With offerings ranging from live streaming services to its Complete OTT (over the top) solution, Tulix provides a comprehensive set of tools for broadcasters, content providers and aggregators, helping them deliver and monetize their content. Faced with a growing customer base and escalating global consumption of streaming video, Tulix elected to deploy MIRO Controller appliances on three different networks it uses to deliver streaming services for its customers.
“The continued rise of cord cutting and the popularity of on-demand web video streaming is placing significant new capacity demands on the networks that deliver those services,” said George Bokuchava, co-founder, CEO and president at Tulix. “Internap’s MIRO technology allows us to more easily accommodate those demands, managing even the heaviest of traffic automatically and intelligently, ensuring that viewers everywhere can enjoy full-quality content at any time of day, without experiencing latency or jitter.”
Internap’s MIRO Controller is an on-premise appliance that helps enterprises and service providers achieve performance level guarantees for their critical applications. MIRO Controller continuously monitors multi-homed (or multi-carrier) networks for latency, packet loss, route stability and congestion and dynamically routes traffic over the fastest path.
The appliance monitors Tulix’s multi-homed networks and provides automated, rules-based routing, enabling Tulix to more efficiently balance network capacity across its multiple networks, while reducing bandwidth costs. The company also realizes significant efficiency gains by no longer needing to manually distribute traffic and by accelerating response to slowdowns and outages.
“Companies like Tulix, which rely on complex, multi-homed networks to deliver performance-sensitive services, are the ideal fit for Internap’s MIRO Controller,” said Steve Orchard, senior vice president and general manager of data center and network services at Internap. “Organizations delivering video services cannot tolerate even the slightest lag or interruption, and with MIRO Controller, the network becomes a significant advantage for Tulix, helping it continue to prioritize the end-user experience above all else.”
Backed by more than 15 patents, MIRO Controller uses the same powerful, carrier-class software that underpins Internap’s terabit/second Performance IPTM connectivity, which optimizes traffic for its cloud and data center customers across 80 network access points and 15 data centers worldwide. Unlike other solutions, which optimize traffic every few hours, MIRO Controller optimizes network routes every 90 seconds and is capable of making up to 1 million path adjustments per hour, resulting in fastest-path routing more than 99% of the time. MIRO Controller supports IPv4 and IPv6 and includes an advanced reporting GUI, which provides unprecedented insight into end-to-end network performance, carrier commit reserves and price-indexed ISP performance.
Tulix Systems is a leading provider of streaming, digital distribution, and monetization solutions. With an End-to-End OTT/IPTV solution that includes live and VOD encoding, hosting, ingest, delivery, security, linear playout, monetization, video applications, and more, Tulix helps broadcasters and content aggregators reach global audiences on all devices.
Internap is the high-performance Internet infrastructure provider that powers the applications shaping the way we live, work and play. Our hybrid infrastructure delivers performance without compromise – blending virtual and bare-metal cloud, hosting and colocation services across a global network of data centers, optimized from the application to the end user and backed by rock-solid customer support and a 100% uptime guarantee. Since 1996, the most innovative companies have relied on Internap to make their applications faster and more scalable. For more information, visit https://www.inap.com/.
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