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Verizon DMS to Provide Streaming Platform on Azure

Verizon Digital Media Services announced that it’s bringing its global enterprise-grade streaming platform to Microsoft Azure.

Offering a full array of Azure services, the VDMS product will enable broadcasters, content owners and streaming platform operators a cloud-based tool for delivering personalized streaming services to customers.

Microsoft’s Azure customers already have access to Verizon’s Edgecast CDN. Now, new and current customers will be able to use the full VDMS streaming platform running natively in the cloud.

Microsoft will market the VDMS platform through its own sales force. The announcement was made ahead of next week’s NAB show in Las Vegas.

“Cloud, edge and AI technologies will play a fundamental role in the future of video content delivery and workflows,” said Scott Guthrie, executive VP of Microsoft’s Cloud + AI Group. “Our work with Verizon will give our mutual customers unparalleled access to one of the world’s leading streaming products, with pre-integrated AI for actionable insights by key business stakeholders.”

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Added Ralf Jacob, president Verizon Digital Media Services: “Paired with Azure’s global scale we can now deliver high performing, simplified video workflows to content creators anywhere. Our partnership will create new opportunities for Verizon, Microsoft and our joint customers to shape the future of media.”