Qumu announces Qx – the most extensible, end-to-end enterprise video platform
Pathfinder intelligent video delivery technology opened to third parties
Minneapolis, May 18, 2017 – Qumu (NASDAQ: QUMU), a leader in enterprise video, today announced Qx, the industry’s most extensible, end-to-end enterprise video platform addressing the exponential growth of video in global businesses. Qumu Qx is the most complete solution available – a single, scalable and extensible platform – transforming how organizations lead, learn and collaborate in the digital workplace.
Qx encompasses four essential elements of a true enterprise-grade video platform:
- Expanded management – including advanced search, security, and automated workflows
- Exponential delivery – intelligent delivery in the cloud, behind the firewall, or hybrid
- Extensible architecture – Open APIs for seamless integration with other enterprise tools
- Expert service – industry-leading expertise and service for the world’s largest global businesses
“Qx is our vision and solution set in direct response to our large, global customers’ need to consolidate their multiple video platforms while gaining versatility at enterprise scale,” said Vern Hanzlik CEO and president of Qumu. “Qumu Qx is a unifying video solution. While other vendors can assemble the components of a video stack, Qx is the only end-to-end solution on the market delivering cloud, on-premise and hybrid configurations.”
Industry analyst response
“We were pleasantly surprised to find Qumu has been quietly harmonizing its portfolio into a cohesive strategy – called Qx – that’s intended to head off the collision between streaming and conferencing,” said Jim Lundy, CEO and lead analyst at Aragon Research. “It’s in alignment with that ‘best of both worlds’ companies are seeking: leveraging on-premise infrastructure – including sophisticated management and visual analytics – with the flexibility that Cloud offers.”
Steve Vonder Haar, senior analyst for streaming and webcasting at Wainhouse Research said, “At their core, effective enterprise streaming solutions must be able to manage the delivery of high-volume video traffic behind the corporate firewall,” said Steve Vonder Haar, senior analyst for streaming and webcasting at Wainhouse Research. “With the introduction of Qx, Qumu is clearly in step with growing market interest in integrating these streaming distribution capabilities with collaboration and unified communications solutions developed by other vendors.”
Anisha Vinny, industry analyst, Digital Media Group at Frost & Sullivan said, “Increasingly enterprises do not want to deal with multiple vendors to solve different parts of the enterprise video problem. As a result, they are gravitating towards comprehensive end-to-end platforms that can help them deliver live and on-demand video for enterprise communications. A highly extensible video platform that is capable of integrating with and leveraging other widely used enterprise software is critical to have in this landscape.”
Because enterprise customers have complex environments, Qumu Qx is highly modular and extensible. Qx creates a powerful hub – inside and outside the firewall – to help organizations integrate and manage the exploding number of video sources and destinations in the digital workplace.
Unleashing Pathfinder intelligent delivery solution
Under the Qx architecture, Qumu’s delivery technology – Pathfinder – becomes available as a stand-alone enterprise CDN platform. Third party applications can access Pathfinder’s intelligent, optimized eCDN across public, private, and software defined (peer) network environments.
Open APIs for Seamless Integration
Open APIs make Qumu Qx even easier for third party developers to add extensions, like Qumu’s seamless integration with Microsoft 365, Skype for Business and Citrix. Simultaneously, Qumu is announcing several new extensions, including:
- Real time analytics dashboard
- Short form video messaging
Learn more about Qumu Qx at Qumu.com
About Qumu Corporation
Qumu (NASDAQ: QUMU)’s enterprise-wide video platform helps businesses create, manage, secure, deliver and measure the success of their videos. Qumu’s innovative solutions release the power in video to engage and empower employees, partners and clients. The world’s largest companies realize the greatest possible value from video they create and publish using Qumu. Whatever the audience size, viewer device or network configuration, Qumu solutions are how business does video. www.qumu.com
Bob Brin, Marketing Communications