Years ago, I worked at a CDN company, so I am always interested in what is going on in the content delivery space. Where is the industry headed?
Last week, a major shake-up in the space occurred. Google is now enabling people to deliver videos with the same platform Google uses for YouTube. With more and more video content being created, this is probably a good play for Google.
With YouTube the biggest name in online streaming, being able to sell what is being used so widely used is a great starting sales pitch. Its uptime is at an extremely large scale, which is something that can only be achieved by the biggest names in cloud software.
I haven’t given this service much of a look yet. I don’t know how it compares to competitors, especially in terms of price. The only way to currently get pricing is to contact Google’s sales department. I always find any service suspect that I can’t get an easy price for. Hopefully, more pricing will be available soon.
Also, in the last few months, Vimeo has changed its pricing, which hasn’t been particularly popular with all of its users. Google might have a nice window to strike and takes some unhappy customers.
Next time I look for video hosting, I would surely like to take a deeper look at this service.
What are your thoughts on Google’s latest move? Sound off in the comments below.