Seattle, October 21, 2015 – Panopto, a leading video content management provider, today announced that it has joined the Riverbed®-Ready Technology Alliance program to bring new capabilities to Riverbed customers, expand the impact of Riverbed solutions, and help organizations succeed with increasingly hybrid enterprise networks. Integrating Panopto’s video platform with Riverbed SteelHead™ provides customers with a tested, verified, and fully-supported solution for efficiently streaming live and on-demand video content using existing Riverbed infrastructure.
Panopto works in concert with Riverbed® SteelHead to accelerate video delivery from the cloud and across the corporate WAN to any device. Panopto’s use of modern, HTTP-based video streaming and the HLS protocol enables SteelHead to cache Panopto videos at the byte level. Panopto video content can also be pre-positioned at remote offices during off-peak hours in order to use network bandwidth more efficiently. In addition, Panopto has been certified to work with SteelHead’s live stream splitting capability, in which multiple requests for a video are consolidated into a single request to the origin server.
“As organizations increasingly adopt a combination of on-premises software and cloud-hosted services, their video streaming infrastructure needs to operate effectively in these hybrid environments,” said Sean Gorman, Chief Operating Officer of Panopto. “Through our collaboration with Riverbed, Panopto can offer businesses and universities a certified solution for streaming live and on-demand video with the highest levels of scalability and efficiency.”
The Riverbed-Ready program enables partners to extend Riverbed’s Application Performance Platform, the market-leading solution for optimizing and managing hybrid IT resources. Partners can leverage Riverbed’s open APIs and additional development tools to customize and automate their integration.
“With today’s announcement, Riverbed and Panopto will provide our customers with an integrated solution that extends the Riverbed Application Performance Platform for enterprise video delivery,” said Katie Colbert, vice president, global technology alliances at Riverbed. “Together, Riverbed and its partners are providing end-to-end solutions that provide deep visibility, optimization, and control across the hybrid enterprise.”
Riverbed Application Performance Platform product families include: Riverbed® SteelHead™ to optimize and control application delivery throughout the hybrid enterprise; Riverbed® SteelCentral™ for end-to-end visibility, analytics, and diagnostics across the hybrid enterprise; and Riverbed® SteelFusion™ to consolidate branch infrastructure in the data center and optimize delivery of apps/data to branches.
Panopto’s mission is to help anyone share knowledge using video. Since 2007, the company has created software that enables businesses and universities to create secure, searchable video libraries. Privately-held, Panopto was founded by technology entrepreneurs and software design veterans at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science. For more information, visit http://www.panopto.com.