BitGravity has already been integrating Juniper's Media Flow Solution into its service management technology.
specialist Juniper (NYSE: JNPR) and BitGravity, a subsidiary of Tata
Communications, announced a partnership under which Juniper will acquire rights
to the service management layer of BitGravity's CDN technology. Juniper said it
plans to complement its Media Flow Solution with the service management layer
of BitGravity's technology to enable service providers, online media companies
and content delivery networks (CDNs) to deliver online content.
terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
said it anticipates delivering an integrated solution later this year.
BitGravity has already been integrating Juniper's Media Flow Solution into its
service management technology. By incorporating BitGravity's technologies,
Juniper hopes to deliver a more competitive CDN infrastructure solution to its
are experiencing exponential growth in online video traffic, with aggregate
traffic doubling every six months according to leading analysts. Our service
provider customers demand innovative solutions to improve the efficiency of
content delivery and enable new revenue sources," said Tom Fountain,
general manager of Juniper's content and media business unit. "This
agreement with Tata Communications strengthens our content and media solution
portfolio with a highly optimized and battle-tested service management layer.
The integrated offering will enable our customers to improve their scale, drive
down costs and grow revenue."
Tata Communications is continuing to expand its content delivery and streaming
capabilities to address the needs of its media and enterprise customers. In
December, the company released another addition to its InstaApps
software-as-a-service (SaaS) portfolio in the form of Human Capital Management
timing is right for this partnership because there is a growing need from
service providers in this space. The combined technologies put Tata
Communications and Juniper Networks in pole position to enable the carrier CDN
industry," said Perry Wu, senior vice president of business and strategy
at Tata Communications and co-founder of BitGravity. "The agreement allows
Juniper to offer this platform as a leading standard and paves the way for Tata
Communications to grow its managed and communication services to the carrier
industry. As the leader in global communications to service providers, Tata
Communications sees this as a natural extension of its existing business and an
opportunity to create further value for its customers."
Pimpalkhare, vice president of CDN products and services at BitGravity and Tata
Communications, said the company is redefining the user experience around the
quality, performance and ease of manageability of content delivery. "We
have an innovative service offering that delivers all formats of Web content
and media streams to all types of end devices, including mobile,"
Pimpalkhare said. "Our leading BitGravity technology has made HD-quality
content delivery a new standard for online experiences. This strategic
agreement is a strong validation of our product and service deployment vision,
and we are excited to work with Juniper to enable its customers to deliver an
easy-to-manage, high-quality online experience to their end users."
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.