Flexible, Customizable Approach to the Cloud Saves Attend from Building New Infrastructure to Support High-Performance Requirements
Palo Alto, Calif. – January 17, 2012 CloudSigma, the only international, customer-centric, pure-cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider, today announced that Attend LLC, a provider of cloud services for media professionals, has selected CloudSigma to support its MediaCloud online media storage and collaboration environment and Content Ingest Network accelerated media file upload. Attend selected CloudSigma because of its flexible and customizable approach to the cloud, as well as its ability to support the various high-performing applications required by media professionals during content creation.
Attend’s MediaCloud and Content Ingest Network are designed for professionals in the advertising, broadcasting and film industries that work with very large files of high-res, longer form content. Because these files can get so large – often times reaching hundreds of GBs if not TBs on a single project – the upload and download times and transcoding process can become very lengthy, delaying productivity and production. While Attend’s cloud services helps media professionals overcome these issues, they require a very robust supporting infrastructure like that of CloudSigma’s to sustain the applications high-performance needs, both for input and output, and processing.
“Until we learned about CloudSigma, we were convinced that we were going to have to build our own infrastructure to support our services,” said Chuck Stormon, Attend CEO. “CloudSigma’s infrastructure was very compelling from the get-go. It’s unlike any other public IaaS. With CloudSigma, we have the flexibility to configure our service exactly how we want it to meet specific performance requirements, including customers’ individual bandwidth, processing and reliability needs. We can also expand our services with added capacity at a moment’s notice. It’s this on-demand, customizable approach that really makes the difference.”
As part of its flexible and customizable approach, CloudSigma also provides Attend with full networking control, enabling the company to run its Content Ingest Network within CloudSigma’s cloud – something that is not possible with other IaaS providers. This allows Attend customers to better and more easily transfer large data volumes quickly and at a low cost. By exposing such features and giving customers control over their networking capabilities, CloudSigma is the only IaaS provider to enable such powerful services to be run in a public cloud.
Attend is using CloudSigma’s infrastructure in Zurich, Switzerland and Las Vegas to support content acceleration. The company will also be releasing a new version of its MediaCloud software this month, which will also be powered by CloudSigma. The new version will allow the service to be released on a massive scale, which was only possible because of CloudSigma’s robust infrastructure. The previous software version only allowed individual accounts.
“CloudSigma offers a blank canvas for businesses to create a highly-tuned infrastructure that dramatically increases efficiency and price per performance,” said Patrick Baillie, CloudSigma CEO. “This approach is ideal for media professionals that require support for high-performing applications and can specify and quickly expand CPU, RAM, storage and bandwidth according to needs. What’s more, with our unique billing model and ability to offer 5-minute billing cycles, media professionals really do only pay for what they use.”
Attend provides cloud services for working with Big Media to media professionals and other content creators. Attend’s content ingest network accelerates uploads and downloads to get the maximum performance possible from your network connectivity. Attend’s MediaCloud provides a Mac-like user experience for cloud storage, online screening, and sharing of media assets regardless of file size. MediaCloud.cc is where Big Media lives.
CloudSigma is a pure-cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider that offers highly-available, flexible, enterprise-class cloud servers and cloud hosting solutions, both in Europe and the U.S. CloudSigma is the most customizable cloud provider on the market, giving customers full control over their cloud and eliminating restrictions on how users deploy their computing resources. With CloudSigma, customers can provision processing, storage, networks and other fundamental computing resources as they please, as well as easily deploy any operating system or application with full root/administrative access. The result is the highest-performing cloud at the most efficient price possible.
With infrastructure in Interxion’s European Cloud Hubs and SwitchNAP’s Las Vegas data center campus, CloudSigma selects the highest-quality facilities to support its innovative infrastructure. CloudSigma is increasingly being recognized for its advancement of the cloud IaaS industry and more information may be found at www.CloudSigma.com or by visiting the company on Twitter @CloudSigma, Facebook and Google+.
Meredith L. Eaton