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Concurrent Technology Announces Appointment of Vice President of Sales, EMEA

DULUTH, GA, June 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – Concurrent Technology Inc., a Vecima Company (TSX: VCM), a leader in video delivery and storage solutions, announced today the senior leadership appointment of John (JR) McComiskie as Vice President of Sales, EMEA. JR joins Concurrent with a successful 15-year career in the service provider industry as a leader in technology […]

Agile Media Operations: Why Efficiency Is Never Enough

It is a basic business truth that you must be efficient to be successful. But while efficiency is good, agility is better. Agility takes efficiency, and then adds flexibility and impact. Think of the best sports people in history, and ask yourself whether their agility was more important than efficiency (for example, their fitness and stamina)?  […]

Concurrent’s Laguna™ Cache Wins NewBay’s Best of Show Award

Laguna™ Cache developed by Concurrent Technology Inc., a Vecima Company (TSX: VCM), is the recipient of NewBay’s Best of Show Award, presented at the 2018 NAB Show by Video Edge. NewBay’s Best of Show Awards are evaluated by a panel of engineers and industry experts and are selected based on criteria for innovation, feature set, […]

Concurrent Unveils Software-Defined Content Platform at 2018 NAB Show

DULUTH, GA, April 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – Concurrent Technology Inc., a Vecima Company (TSX: VCM), a pioneer in video delivery and storage, will highlight at the 2018 NAB Show how their Software Defined Content Platform is powering the largest entertainment delivery solutions on the planet. With dynamic and adaptable solutions for transcode, storage, origin, and […]

Modernize to Monetize – how accessibility drives revenue

The internet has created a revolution in how we consume content. Music was the first media form affected: Napster, then iTunes, unbundled music content and changed the economics of buying music. As network bandwidth and device capabilities improved, video content followed the same path. YouTube and Netflix have developed huge audiences by providing video content […]

Vecima Closes Acquisition of Concurrent

VICTORIA, British Columbia, Jan. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Vecima Networks Inc. (“Vecima”) (VCM.TO) is pleased to announce that it has closed its acquisition of the assets of the Content Delivery and Storage Business of Concurrent Computer Corporation (“Concurrent”) (CCUR), a US-based software and solutions company that is a leader in the Video on Demand […]

Concurrent Stockholders Approve Proposal to Sell Content Delivery & Storage Business to Vecima Networks

ATLANTA, Dec. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The stockholders of Concurrent (CCUR), a global leader in storage, protection, transformation, and delivery of visual media assets, have approved all proposals presented at a special meeting of its stockholders held on December 13, 2017. The proposals related to the sale of Concurrent’s content delivery and storage business […]

ChalkTalk Video: The Top Three Storage Challenges for M&E IT

Before consumers get a chance to sit down and watch their favorite show the media and entertainment (M&E) has a sophisticated workflow that the digital product has to go through. Storing and delivering that data to consumers are the most complex parts of production. In this ChalkTalk Video Storage Switzerland and Concurrent discuss how to solve the content distribution and content delivery challenges facing M&E IT.

Concurrent Achieves Sales Milestone for Zephyr Transcode

Concurrent Customers Now Transcoding on Three Continents ATLANTA (October 19, 2017) – Concurrent (NASDAQ:CCUR), a global leader in storage, protection, transformation, and delivery of visual media assets, announced today that Zephyr Transcode, which Concurrent launched last year as an integral part of its content delivery network (CDN) solutions, is now deployed with customers in Asia, […]

TMD and Concurrent Pact for Storage and Transcodes

MAM provider TMD, and Concurrent, a software processing firm, have partnered to deliver integrated solutions which use the Aquari object storage platform from Concurrent, integrated with TMD’s Mediaflex-UMS workflows.

Applied Technology: Concurrent’s Media Delivery Springboard

Small and medium-sized independent cable operators face numerous disadvantages in keeping up with advances in content delivery. Without the same range of technical and financial resources as their larger counterparts, these operators need cost-effective options that don’t require investing in large-scale infrastructure. There is a solution.

Aquari SN4410 High-Capacity Storage Node by Concurrent

Concurrent Computer Corporation and Super Micro Computer, Inc. announced the Aquari SN4410, a capacity storage node that enhances Aquari storage capabilities and leverages Supermicro’s optimized storage server to expand the firm’s market opportunity in the growth of storage for visual asset libraries.

Concurrent Introduces New High-Capacity Storage Node that Leverages Supermicro’s Optimized Storage Server for Use in Large and Growing Visual Media Libraries

ATLANTA (Aug. 7, 2017) – Concurrent (NASDAQ: CCUR), a global leader in storage, protection, transformation and delivery of visual media assets, and Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in computing, storage and networking technologies, today announced the AquariTM SN4410, a deep capacity storage node that enhances Concurrent’s Aquari Storage capabilities and leverages […]

TIS17: Concurrent Pitches Video ‘Springboard’ to Smaller Cable Ops

VOD tech pioneer Concurrent has set its sights on the small- and mid-tier cable sector with a new platform, that it claims, gives them a cost-effective way to upgrade and advance their existing video platforms. Its new set of offerings for that part of the market, marketed under the Media Delivery Springboard banner, supports VOD […]

Concurrent Introduces Media Delivery Springboard

Fully Featured Entry Level Video-on-Demand and Live-Streaming Solutions for Cable Operators ATLANTA (July 26, 2017) – Concurrent (NASDAQ: CCUR), a global leader in storage, protection, transformation and delivery of visual assets, introduces today its new Media Delivery Springboard solutions, a cost-effective means for small and medium-sized independent cable operators to ingest, store, transform and deliver […]

Concurrent and Alluxio Team to Provide Scalable Data Analytics at Memory Speed

Partnership Expands Concurrent Market Opportunity into Storage for Analytics ATLANTA – July 6, 2017 – Concurrent (NASDAQ: CCUR), a global leader in storage, protection, transformation and delivery of visual assets, and Alluxio, developers of the world’s first system that unifies data at memory speed, today announced a joint solution that provides real-time data analytics and […]

Concurrent Partners with Rincon Technology to Extend Reach of Content Delivery and Storage Solutions

ATLANTA – June 27, 2017 – Concurrent (NASDAQ: CCUR), a global leader in storage, protection, transformation and delivery of visual assets, today announced that it has partnered with Rincon Technology, Inc., a leading provider of network infrastructure and asset recovery services around the world, to extend the reach of the Concurrent portfolio of content delivery […]

Concurrent Aquari™ Storage and Moonwalk Join to Deliver Integrated Data Management Solution for Enterprise Scale

ATLANTA – June 20, 2017 – Concurrent (NASDAQ: CCUR), a global leader in storage, protection, transformation and delivery of visual assets, and Moonwalk Universal, a specialist in large-scale data management solutions, today announce availability of an integrated solution that significantly improves storage cost efficiency and drives storage consolidation by automating storage placement of large data […]

Concurrent Launches Laguna™ Cache to Optimize Delivery of OTT Video and TVE Streaming

ATLANTA – June 15, 2017 – Concurrent, (NASDAQ: CCUR), a global leader in storage, protection, transformation, and delivery of visual media assets announced today the availability of LagunaTM Cache, a comprehensive multi-tiered caching solution that reduces latency and network utilization for video service providers to maximize the delivery of over-the-top (OTT) and TV Everywhere (TVE) […]

Concurrent Signs OEM Agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to Deliver High-Performance Visual Media Storage

ATLANTA – June 13, 2017 – Concurrent (NASDAQ: CCUR), a global leader in storage, protection, transformation and delivery of visual assets, today announced that Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) and Concurrent have signed an OEM agreement to provide customers with a combined storage solution. The new solution combines Concurrent Aquari™ Storage software with the HPE […]

Concurrent Aquari Storage Selected to Deliver Content to Time-Shift TV at Leucom in Switzerland

ATLANTA – May 23, 2017 – Concurrent, (NASDAQ: CCUR), a global leader in storage, protection, transformation, and delivery of visual assets, today announced the deployment of its AquariTM Storage system at Leucom Stafag AG, a Switzerland-based telecommunications provider of high performance broadband access for 30 thousand customers in the Frauenfeld area of northeast Switzerland. Leucom […]

Unlimited Streaming Meets Unlimited Storage With Concurrent and Appear TV Partnership

ATLANTA, May 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Concurrent, (NASDAQ:CCUR), a global leader in storage, protection, transformation and delivery of visual media assets, and Appear TV, a leading global provider of next-generation video processing platforms for broadcast and streaming high-quality video, today announced Appear TV has integrated its ABR streaming solution with Concurrent’s AquariTM visual asset […]

The “Client-Cluster” Model: An Untapped Benefit of Software Defined Storage

Storage analysts forecast the global software defined storage (SDS) market to grow at a CAGR of 31.6% during the period 2016-2020. While customers are drawn to its attractive Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), SDS solutions should also offer the following three benefits: Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware Seamless capacity and performance scaling Convergence of block, file, […]

Blue Ridge Communications Leverages Concurrent’s Solution Suite to Deploy Next-Generation IP VOD Service to its Customers

ATLANTA, May 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Concurrent, (NASDAQ:CCUR), a global leader in storage, protection, transformation, and delivery of visual assets announced today that Blue Ridge Communications, a cable operator serving more than 170,000 customers in Pennsylvania, has implemented a suite of innovative solutions based on Concurrent’s flexible and scalable storage, video processing, and caching […]

Concurrent Announces Availability of Origin Release 3

Next Evolution of Video Streaming Platform ATLANTA, April 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Concurrent, (NASDAQ:CCUR), a global leader in storage, protection, transformation, and delivery of visual assets announces the availability of Origin Release 3, offering video service providers the most comprehensive origin platform for ingesting, hosting, distributing, and serving video content to any device, any […]

Cable TV Innovator Midco Chooses Concurrent’s CDN Platform to Expand Video on Demand Options for 385,000 Midwest Customers

ATLANTA, April 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Concurrent (NASDAQ:CCUR), a leader in high performance software-defined storage and content delivery networks (CDN), announced today that Sioux Falls-based telecommunications provider Midco – one of the 20 largest cable television operators in the U.S. – has launched Concurrent’s full suite of CDN products including Storage, Origin and Edge. Concurrent’s […]

Top-5 U.S. Cable Operator Expands Concurrent’s Video Storage Solution

ATLANTA, GA – April 11, 2017 – Concurrent (NASDAQ:CCUR), a leader in high performance software-defined storage solutions, today announced that a top five U.S. cable operator customer has expanded deployment of its Aquari™ scale-out storage solution with a purchase of well over a petabyte of additional storage, split between two Aquari clusters, which are installed in […]

Storage Made Easy and Concurrent redefine the criteria for functionality and performance on Software-Defined Storage for the enterprise

Concurrent’s Aquari Storage users can expand the workloads they support to include Storage Made Easy, an enterprise file governance and sharing solution. LONDON, April 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Storage Made Easy (SME), supplier of the leading Enterprise File Fabric, announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with Concurrent (NASDAQ:CCUR), a leader in high-performance software-defined […]

Top Five Storage Infrastructure Trends for 2017

1. Modern Will Be the New Software-Defined Isn’t everyone tired of hearing software-defined at the front of every new product or innovation? Not only has it been over-used to the point of meaninglessness, it is also tough to say to a customer or investor without inducing a reflexive eye-roll. Now don’t get mean wrong, software […]

Making Set-Top Boxes Obsolete

We’re changing the game for network service providers.  Our new premium 4K over-the-top (OTT) video services will make set-top boxes obsolete.  Powered by our Aquari™ software defined storage and UpShift™ unified content delivery solutions, we can deliver a full featured 4K Ultra HD TV viewing experience to consumers. It includes live streaming, video-on-demand and cloud […]

Concurrent Goes Over-the-Top at IBC 2016

Newest Solutions Aimed at Broadcasters and Internet-Based Video Service Providers                                                 We’re here in Amsterdam at IBC 2016 with an important message for broadcasters. Our Aquari™ software-defined storage and UpShift™ content delivery technologies […]

We’re Clouding… Everybody’s Doing It!

By Scott Ryan How many times have I heard one of these in meetings in the past few months: “So our plan is, we’re moving everything to the cloud.” “Yeah, we’re just gonna moving it all to the cloud.” “The edict is: move everything to the cloud.” “It’s all going to the cloud eventually.” When […]

Is Storage the Ancient Artifact in Your Modern Data Center Strategy?

Many customers we have spoken to are frustrated with their next generation storage options. While data center solutions have been advancing rapidly, storage technology has struggled to keep up. Big data, social media, and media-rich data has been expanding and evolving at an incredible rate. Meanwhile, legacy storage systems have become more and more fragmented […]

Confessions of a Music Nerd

A couple of weeks ago I was in Santiago, Chile. I got in one day early, so I did what I usually do when I am traveling….I went to a record store. I usually try to look for something local that I can’t easily find at home in Atlanta, and Santiago did not disappoint. When […]

Rethinking the Video Supply Chain with Open-Source Technology

I’m an avid guitar player. When I first starting playing in college, I would periodically go to the bookstore and buy a song book containing the guitar chords for the songs I wanted to play. My favorite was (and still is) John Mellencamp’s “The Best That I Could Do” song collection. Unfortunately, I always found […]

I Want My CVR

The moment the LEDs on my VCR stopped blinking 12:00 I felt a sense of pride and accomplishment. By figuring this out, I was in rare company and I gained just little bit more control over my life. Now, I could go out on a Thursday night and not miss the latest Seinfeld and Friends […]

‘Up, Up, and Away’ for In-Season Episode Stacking Agreements

Has anyone else seen the Amazon Fire commercial about the lady sitting on her couch in the dark, crying about the “show hole” after binge watching an entire TV series? I hate to say it, but my first reaction to that commercial was annoyance… surely Amazon isn’t the only way for someone to watch an […]

Ceph: Is Storage Having its Linux Moment?

Come with me in my time machine for a moment. Back to the ancient days of the 90s: quartet singers, Victorian architecture, the Babbage Difference Engine…wait, not the 1890s. The 1990s: grunge music, McMansions, and the Mosaic browser. Remember in those days we also had things called “open systems”, which were servers instead of mainframes […]

Dear RAID, It’s not me…. It’s you.

RAID, you have been around for my entire career, and you did a great job for a long time. But, now that hard drives are approaching 10 TB, our relationship is over…and it has been for several years. Sure, you still work well enough with small drives, and even for some workloads… OLTP and high […]

Using Open Source Software In The Enterprise

There has been a massive change in the technology mindset over the last decade. Previously, enterprises relied heavily upon, and trusted, proprietary applications for their business critical needs and distrusted anything open-source as “freeware”. To ensure high-performance, you had to run purpose-built applications on a proprietary operating system on custom hardware. Today, however, the mindset is […]

Storage is Critical for Collaboration Apps

Earlier this year, the Altimeter group reported that we are using an average of 30 apps a day to collaborate and work with one another. No wonder it seems like I am constantly logging into one app or another to update or approve something for one of my many projects. Because most of this data […]

Streaming Media Reaches New Heights

Since this is my first blog post, I decided to write about two things that I’m passionate about – NFL Football and Streaming Media. I’ve been an avid Buffalo Bills fan since I was 7 years old and I have devoted the past 20+ years of my career to innovations in streaming technologies and the […]

Fundamental Change in the Video Industry

I have been working in the video industry for more than 15 years and have seen a lot of change over that time. In 2000, TV-based video on-demand (VOD) was in its infancy. There was no YouTube, no Netflix, and no Internet capable of supporting video streaming. Fast-forward to today and it is hard to […]

3 Ways Big Data Thrives with Ceph Storage

The rain in Atlanta has finally stopped, and I decided to catch up on some industry reading. Sitting on the patio, I was surprised by an Accenture/GE study showing that 88% of executive respondents were working on big data projects. What surprised me wasn’t the high percentage, but rather the breadth of businesses looking to […]

Scale-Up vs. Scale-Out Storage…Let’s Get Ready To Rumble

Today marks the end of my third month at Concurrent and my first post for the Concurrent blog. It has been a hectic few months, with a lot of development meetings, positioning meetings, sales meetings, meetings about meetings, and even a trip to VMworld. In my contributions to this blog you can expect to find […]

Black Friday’s Big Data Problem

There has been a lot of controversy over Black Friday, a day that has been traditionally known as the kick-off to the holiday shopping season. With stores opening earlier and earlier each year, employees are fighting back with a petition at change.org asking retailers to stay closed to give them more time with family and […]

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