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LeaseWeb and Aperi partner to offer new media cloud services

Global cloud hosting provider’s parent will also invest in Aperi as part of new partnership.


Camarillo, CA, April 25, 2017 – In an announcement that further enables the broadcast industry to benefit from native-IP live production infrastructures, Aperi today announced that it will partner with LeaseWeb, a leading cloud hosting provider, which offers global Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) including dedicated servers, cloud-based servers, CDN services, cybersecurity solutions, colocation and hybrid cloud offerings.


The partnership will enable LeaseWeb to offer new media services within its IaaS offering based on Aperi’s Live Media Processing Virtualization platform, which includes FPGA acceleration. 


At the same time, LeaseWeb’s parent company Ocom BV, has confirmed it will join Aperi as an investor. This announcement comes as Aperi and its industry-first native IP platform are gaining significant recognition by content producers, facilities providers and infrastructure operators worldwide. The company has garnered multiple customer deployments since its official launch twelve months ago at the 2016 NAB Show. 


“LeaseWeb coming on board at Aperi comes at a great time, not only for us but for the industry,” said Aperi’s CEO Joop Janssen. “They have an excellent name in the cloud hosting sector so the investment and the services enabled by the partnership will contribute to Aperi’s ongoing development and help to take us to the next level.”


LeaseWeb is headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and has over 40 PoP’s around the world, including multiple sites in the United States. The joint Aperi-LeaseWeb service will benefit from easy deployment using dedicated and cloud hosting services and means that any global content producer or service operator can immediately experience the advantages of Aperi’s live production platform. 


“Aperi’s customer base and industry recognition are growing at an impressive rate because the platform is the clearest example of the direction the live production industry is moving in,” said Con Zwinkels, CEO of LeaseWeb Global BV. “We’ve always worked in the most innovative ways we can and this is just another example of that.”


The LeaseWeb platform resides on one of the largest, most reliable networks in the world, boasting 5.5 Tbps bandwidth capacity and 99.999% core uptime. Thanks also to state-of-the-art data centers, and a broad choice of technologies, LeaseWeb is able to deliver an industry-leading portfolio of solutions – from bare metal to public and private clouds. All LeaseWeb solutions are easy to configure and manage too. The intuitive customer portal and API allows users to set up infrastructure exactly as wanted, deploy new services on-demand and keep on top of all costs. Aperi’s native IP media production and networking enables simple remote production in both HD and 4K resolutions and gives users complete flexibility. With the platform, operators can quickly spin up and down multiple production services for tremendous time and resource savings. The company has a growing number of apps available from leading developers in the Aperi App Store and flexible floating licenses allow customers to offer the latest required services and functionalities at a fraction of today’s production costs.


Join Aperi at the 2017 NAB Show, booth number SU11413, April 24-27 2017 to learn more.


About Aperi Corporation

Aperi is the leading provider of live IP Media Function Virtualization (MFV) solutions for the broadcast industry. The company was founded in 2013, with the vision of bringing software defined, real-time media processing closely integrated with non-blocking native-IP switch fabric to live media content production. Aperi’s open and standards-based solutions bring data center robustness, agility and economics to the most mission-critical live sports, entertainment and news program productions in the world.


The team comprises an ideal combination of innovative cloud computing and networking technical experts and broadcast video industry veterans. Their track record spans decades of groundbreaking innovations and worldwide quality product development in the live broadcast media, transport and IT sectors. The leadership team has a solid track record of managing high tech companies serving thousands of customers across the globe.