Elemental Technologies Named a ‘Cool Vendor’ by Gartner

Elemental Technologies announced it has been recognized by Gartner as a “Cool Vendor.” In an April 16, 2015, report entitled “Cool Vendors in Communications Service Provider Infrastructure, 2015,” Gartner analysts Akshay K. Sharma, Sylvain Fabre, and Deborah Kish note as CSPs and large-scale enterprises move toward software-defined networking and further virtualization, new vendors appear offering solutions for video, along with vendors offering newer mobile backhaul and mobile core solutions.

The Gartner report focuses on vendors that have an impact on the CSP networking marketplace from the perspective of various technologies and end-user needs, and points out that “software-defined video (SDV) is emerging as a new area for CSPs to explore newer services” and to “look for solutions that support SDN-based control together with NFV-based service orchestration for mobile core functions, especially for newer video on-demand services. SDV may allow the provisioning and orchestration of other dynamic applications, such as video as a service.” In addition to listing innovative technology vendors in the CSP market, the report assesses these companies against the Gartner Nexus of Forces for cloud, mobile, information, and social media technologies.

“Being named a ‘Cool Vendor’ by Gartner is an honor and we believe a validation of the impact that Elemental’s SDV approach and solutions are having across the broadcast, pay TV and enterprise video industries,” said Sam Blackman, CEO and co-founder of Elemental. “With the inherent advantage enabled by Elemental, more than 600 video enterprises have deployed our software-defined video solutions. We’ve become a critical element of video infrastructures for leaders like Comcast, Sky, Telefόnica and Telstra.”

The information provided in the Gartner report is of value to all broadcast, pay TV, and enterprise video service providers who are seeking to roll out new services and improve the flexibility and scalability of their infrastructures.

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