BeBop Technology | July 06, 2022
As the media and entertainment industry reaches all-time highs with content production, the demand for post-production artists has never been greater. BeBop Technology, creator of a powerful, agile, and reliable platform for remote virtual post-production, is collaborating with Google Cloud to enable editors, visual effects artists, animators, and producers to create and collaborate virtually and remotely.
"Helping media and entertainment customers meet and exceed their production requirements with cloud-based solutions is a key focus of Google Cloud and our partners," said Kip Schauer, Global Head of Media and Entertainment Partnerships. "With BeBop's solutions available on Google Cloud's global and flexible infrastructure, customers will have access to the solutions and technologies they need to seamlessly collaborate with their teams and deliver creative content from wherever they work."
The BeBop OS provides post-production artists with seamless access to powerful, secure GPU desktops to run their favorite creative tools virtually and remotely from any computer with an internet connection. BeBop's rich collaboration features, high speed file transfer, and content management tools enable artists to work together from anywhere and remotely collaborate with multiple creatives on projects.
"The BeBop OS deployed on Google Cloud has proven to support not only large media and entertainment customers, but any customer in the content creation business, Virtual and remote media workflows and content creation best practices are BeBop's foundation, which is why we are so vital to enabling entire post-production pipelines for TV series, specials, and virtually every major streaming group on the planet."
David Benson, BeBop Technology President and Chief Product Officer
Key features of the BeBop OS on Google Cloud:
Deploy Adobe Creative Cloud apps, Foundry's Nuke, Autodesk's Maya, Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve, and many more, directly in Google Cloud
Stream editorial or graphics sessions for review and approval in real-time or on demand in a browser, with low latency, annotated notes, and audio conferencing
Move files from on premises to the cloud and back again superfast and manage content with ease and speed
Create shareable links to send or receive content files or stream sessions to collaborate with anyone anywhere in the world
Access shared high performance storage and/or BeBop Flex storage powered by LucidLink
Leverage powerful enterprise features like Single Sign On (SSO) and customization options for virtualized software configurations, workflows or support
About BeBop Technology
Los Angeles-based BeBop Technology has sat at the intersection of art and technology since its founding in 2015. It is the creator of the world's most powerful, agile, and reliable platform for remote virtual post-production, the BeBop OS.
illusto | August 23, 2022
VideoVerse - an AI-driven video technology company - today announced the expansion of its innovative services with the beta release of illusto, a cloud-based intuitive video editing tool that empowers creators, professionals and beginners to bring their impactful stories to life. Available as a subscription-based model, the beta model is free to use for all, but the first 200 signups will get free access to the premium subscription, which is expected to launch by November 2022.
Created and marketed as a powerful yet user-friendly tool, the platform offers 2X faster editing options along with 200+ transitions, filters and effects to make the videos engaging. With illusto, content creators will be able to create best-in-class videos, reducing go-to-market time and increasing reach, engagement and ROI.
"We at VideoVerse have endeavored to build a suite of products that contribute towards building the next generation of video editing ecosystem, and illusto is our solution to individual and retail video editing challenges. Recent stats show that YouTubers upload almost 300 hours of video content to the platform every minute, and over 500 million people watch Facebook videos every day. We believe illusto, with its several built-in editing tools and enhanced features, will eventually become the go-to platform for video content creators."
Vinayak Shrivastav, Co-founder and CEO of VideoVerse
illusto allows the users to add that extra layer of precise messaging by adding pre-recorded or live voiceovers to their video. It further allows the user to add creative text titles to make the video more engaging. In the near future, the VideoVerse team will be working toward enabling direct publishing on multiple social media platforms, adding a premium stock media library for its users and many more such features to make illusto a one-stop-shop solution for all things pertaining to video editing.
"We pride ourselves in building best-in-class products and services to revolutionize the industry," added Shaifali Mehta, Strategy Lead, illusto. "We aim to attract upwards of 250K users worldwide within the next 6 months, and in the next year, work toward more value-added features to make this a preferred choice of existing and aspiring content creators."
VideoVerse has found an extremely strong product-market fit in serving enterprises across numerous industries - OTT players, broadcasters, sports clubs and leagues, marketing agencies, e-gaming platforms, schools, colleges, and more. VideoVerse is building the next-generation video editing ecosystem addressing a broad range of use cases in the post-production process. The company started its journey by generating instant key moments and auto short-sized clips leveraging computer vision and AI capabilities, the sliver in which it is the current tech leader. VideoVerse today has offices in the U.S., Europe, Israel, and India and is expanding to ASEAN and the Middle East by the end of this year.
ManageEngine | August 09, 2022
ManageEngine, the enterprise IT management division of Zoho Corporation, today announced that its IT analytics product, Analytics Plus, is now available as a SaaS offering, enabling users to set up a fully functional, integrated analytics platform in under 60 seconds. This launch completes the company's vision to deploy analytics anywhere, that is, to make it easy for an organization to deploy analytics on private or public clouds such as AWS and Azure. ManageEngine will showcase the new offering at its user conference to be held on August 4-5, 2022, at the InterContinental Melbourne in Australia.
IT operations nowadays are structured in a way that warrants the use of several monitoring tools and technologies to ensure the business remains operational and accessible to its customers around the clock. While these disjointed IT tools provide visibility into their area of operations, they fall short in providing complete visibility into IT as a whole, costing IT leaders time and effort in gathering insights.
Analytics Plus' new cloud offering completes the IT application stack by creating a foundation for integrations, allowing organizations to connect to a multitude of data sources and attain faster time to market, increase productivity, curb expenditure and garner more revenue.
"At ManageEngine, we've witnessed several digital transformation trends over the last two decades across all industry verticals: rapid cloud adoption, a need for setting up a data-centric culture, and the need for advanced AI to sift through data lakes and establish correlations, triage events, and eliminate the need for human intervention in data analysis, That's why we've launched the cloud version of Analytics Plus—a marriage of our 20+ years of domain expertise with cloud benefits like flexibility, agility and scalability to help augment strategic decision-making with insights that are fast, reliable and contextual."
Rakesh Jayaprakash, product manager at ManageEngine
Analytics Plus can be deployed in on-premises servers (Windows or Linux-based), Docker or on cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure and Google Cloud.
IT and Business App Connectivity to Track IT Performance Holistically
Analytics Plus now connects with more than 40 business applications such as Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Stripe, SurveyMonkey, Google Analytics, Xero, QuickBooks, Salesforce CRM, and LinkedIn along with over 30 IT monitoring applications such as SolarWinds, Nagios, Splunk, DataDog, AppDynamics, and OpenNMS to help IT leaders get a holistic view of IT performance. Support for these new apps will enable IT leaders to measure the ROI of IT along with how IT has contributed to achieving business objectives.
Context-Aware AI to Deliver Domain-Level Intelligence
ManageEngine has also enhanced its built-in AI assistant with domain-level intelligence to bridge the gap between data and decision makers. "Contextual AI can deliver the most crucial insights at a large scale that will resonate with IT leaders. For example, context-aware AI can suggest how to deploy workloads in the most cost-effective and high-performing cloud locations, taking into account performance, cost structure and security requirements," said Jayaprakash.
Analytics Plus' context-aware AI enables users to:
Establish correlations between data from various applications and data sources.
Quickly identify opportunities and threats.
Gain granular insights into aspects of IT operations and business that might not be possible otherwise.
Stan Veloutsos, IT service desk manager at Regis Aged Care in Australia, said, "Analytics Plus helped us improve processes by 30%. Using Analytics Plus, we were able to deep dive into IT data, identify problems and trends, align project releases and also increase agent performance. It also helped us share our findings with a larger audience for better reach. With Analytics Plus, we have also set up easy-to-read dashboards for our CXOs with custom metrics and widgets, so they can gain information and make decisions that can increase our revenue."
Pricing and Availability
The cloud version of Analytics Plus offers a Professional edition at $199/month for two users and three viewers. The Enterprise edition starts at $399/month for 10 users and 25 viewers. The Personal edition is available for free forever and supports one user. A free, fully-functional evaluation is also available. For more details on pricing, visit https://mnge.it/ySN
About Analytics Plus
Analytics Plus is an AI-enabled, IT analytics solution that connects with over 200 IT and business applications to enable CXOs to converge analytics on a single pane for faster decision-making. Zia, the built-in AI-assistant, comes loaded with IT domain intelligence that identifies correlations in data from multiple applications and data sources, and provides actionable insights to resolve problems and exploit opportunities. Analytics Plus supports cross-module analytical capabilities that helps leaders gain insight into how functional IT domains such as service management, operations management, IT financial management, and project management are all interrelated.
ManageEngine is the enterprise IT management division of Zoho Corporation. Established and emerging enterprises—including 9 of every 10 Fortune 100 organizations—rely on ManageEngine's real-time IT management tools to ensure optimal performance of their IT infrastructure, including networks, servers, applications, desktops and more. ManageEngine has offices worldwide, including the United States, the United Arab Emirates, the Netherlands, India, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Singapore, Japan, China and Australia, as well as 200+ global partners to help organizations tightly align their business and IT.
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CoreStack | September 27, 2022
CoreStack, a global multi-cloud governance provider, today announced the company’s acquisition of Optio3, an AI-powered operations management company based in Seattle, WA. As a result, CoreStack will acquire 100 percent of Optio3’s technology and IP and will integrate Optio3 team into the CoreStack team. Optio3 Co-founder and CEO Sridhar (Sri) Chandrashekar will be joining the CoreStack leadership team as Chief Digital Officer (CDO).
“We’ve been leveraging Optio3’s technology in our platform for 9 months and have had tremendous success with it,” said Ezhilarasan (Ez) Natarajan, CoreStack Founder and CEO. “We now have the opportunity to bring the Optio3 team’s expertise in-house and can further tailor the technology to support our enterprise customers’ needs.”
CoreStack helps enterprises unleash the power of cloud on their terms by providing a NextGen multi-cloud governance platform that is Continuous, Holistic, Autonomous, Integrated, and Nimble (CHAIN). This NextGen governance solution enables proactive multi-cloud governance and 360-degree visibility across financial management (FinOps), security operations (SecOps), and cloud operations (CloudOps) in a unified dashboard. The Optio3 acquisition will further facilitate CoreStack’s delivery of these NextGen multi-cloud governance capabilities, bringing their deep industry experience in building scalable SaaS products as well as a proven technology framework that strengthens the platform, automates the cloud infrastructure, and increases the speed of innovation and delivery.
“CoreStack is at an inflection point in its growth curve with a phenomenal pipeline of Fortune 5000 customers,” said Sri Chandrashekar, CoreStack’s new CDO. “The Optio3 team is highly specialized in delivering high-scale platforms and SaaS solutions to those enterprise customers. I’m excited that we’re working together to achieve CoreStack’s ambitious vision and product roadmap for NextGen Cloud Governance.”
Founded in 2016, CoreStack is a multi-national corporation with headquarters in Bellevue, WA, an engineering Center of Excellence is in Chennai, India, and sales and support personnel located across the globe to ensure seamless support. Since January 2022, CoreStack has hired more than 150 people, won significant deals, and added numerous marquee partners. Booked annual revenues have grown by more than 100%, and customer renewal rates remain at 100%. Annual cloud spend across all customers and partners governed by CoreStack is crossing $2B, and the company has doubled down on partnership engagements with AWS, Azure, Google, and Oracle.
“We are thrilled to be bringing Optio3’s technology and team into our family,” said Ez Natarajan. “CoreStack was born with the mission of establishing a robust, NextGen governance layer on top of even the most complex multi-cloud ecosystems. We are now perfectly positioned to offer our customers a highly scalable, manageable, and reliable solution – one that drives digital transformation and delivers next-level performance.”
“We are delighted to bring in Optio3’s technology, CoreStack was born with the mission of establishing a robust, NextGen governance layer on top of even the most complex multi-cloud ecosystems. We are now perfectly positioned to offer our customers a highly scalable, manageable, and reliable solution one that drives digital transformation and delivers next-level performance.”
Sabapathy Arumugam, CoreStack Co-Founder and CTO
CoreStack provides a NextGen Cloud Governance platform that empowers enterprises to predictably increase top-line revenues, improve bottom-line efficiencies, and gain a competitive edge through AI-powered real-time cloud governance on autopilot. CoreStack's FinOps, SecOps, and CloudOps solutions embrace, enhance, and extend native-cloud capabilities, enabling reporting, recommendation, and remediation and providing single pane-of-glass governance across multi-cloud. Through executive dashboards for comprehensive real-time insights, CoreStack delivers transformative value such as 40% increase in operational efficiencies, 50% decrease in cloud costs, and 100% security assurance and compliance. CoreStack helps 500+ global enterprises govern $2+ billion in annual cloud consumption. Gartner, Frost & Sullivan, Forrester, S&P Global and IDC have recognized CoreStack as an innovator and leader in cloud management solutions. CoreStack is backed by strategic advisors, including the ex-CEO of Wipro and ex-CIO of Microsoft. The company is a Microsoft Azure Gold Partner, Amazon AWS Advanced Technology Competency Partner, Oracle Cloud Build Partner, and Google Cloud Build Partner.