Openness Customer Spotlight: blinkbox Saving Millions with Microsoft Cloud


Posted by Openness Team

One of the most popular movie and TV streaming services in the United Kingdom, blinkbox delivers dynamic content to more than a million monthly users, across their favorite devices. The company needed a way to meet enormous demands for compute power and storage, to transcode video files for an ever-increasing number of formats and resolutions.

blinkbox decided to begin migrating its entire video encoding and streaming workflow from their datacenter to Microsoft Azure to take advantage of huge costs savings and quickly scale IT infrastructure on demand. They’ve also been impressed with support for a broad set of platforms and tools, which run various operating systems and in different environments.

“A fantastic part of Microsoft Azure is that is broadly platform agnostic, there’s loads of Linux support, and it doesn’t treat Linux like a second-class citizen,” said Jon Robinson, Group IT Manager at blinkbox. “This allows us to run our breadth of tools across the platform without any concerns about reliability or downtime.”

Head over to the Windows Azure blog for the complete Q&A with Jon or learn more by checking out the below video.

Comments (3)

  1. Arun Michael says:

    Will we ever get SSH/SFTP/SCP etc. protocols in Windows world natively? It would be great to get those, since those are world-wide accepted protocols and there is not point to ignore them. Most of your customers (individuals and enterprises too) are relying
    on third party tools for these protocols. C99 support is getting covered and C11 planned for MSVCR, this would be a matter of porting couple of projects and hook with the native shells (cmd, posh).

    Thanks.

  2. Barry says:

    If you look at recent reviews of their service, you'll see that this was a bad move on their part. their streaming has suffered…

  3. Anonymous says:

    Posted by Openness Team One of the most popular movie and TV streaming services in the United Kingdom