Today, Kaltura (NASDAQ: KLTR), the Video Experience Cloud, announced that it is extending its longstanding work with Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) as its primary cloud provider to support its rapid growth, leveraging the breadth and depth of AWS services including compute, storage, network & content delivery, analytics, containers, and media services. As part of this announcement, Kaltura shares that it has joined the AWS Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Accelerate Program. As a member of the AWS ISV Accelerate Program, Kaltura is able to co-sell with the AWS Sales organization to accelerate sales cycles and drive new business. Following its acceptance into the AWS ISV Accelerate Program, Kaltura is building a go-to-market motion with AWS around key enterprise and public sector verticals in education, financial services, healthcare, and media & entertainment, and incorporating more native AWS data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML) services into its platform.
Kaltura has leveraged AWS services to support its rapid growth since 2014, when the company enlisted the help of AWS to launch cutting-edge cloud TV solutions for media and telecommunications organizations. In 2020, Kaltura migrated the rest of its workloads, and the bulk of its corporate video business from its private data centers to AWS, which has now adopted over 30 AWS services such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon CloudFront, AWS Elemental MediaLive, and AWS Elemental MediaPackage to name a few. The migration was timely given the need to support the massive growth in video consumption seen due to COVID-19. Since 2020, Kaltura, running on AWS, has also powered multiple AWS virtual events around the globe, including AWS re:Invent 2020 and select AWS Summits, engaging hundreds of thousands of users globally.
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) hosts an annual conference, ISTELive, focused on equipping the community of global educators to leverage technology to transform teaching and learning. “This year we delivered our event virtually using Kaltura’s Virtual Event platform, and the event was a huge success,” said Jennifer Ragan-Fore, Chief Experience Officer at ISTE. “The Kaltura platform supported our 13,000 participants and over 150,000 viewing hours with a stable, reliable, and feature-rich environment for us, and an accessible and engaging experience for our participants. On top of that, the partnership we experienced with Kaltura – from initial exploratory conversations through event execution – gave us the confidence and support to run a hugely successful event.”