SiliconANGLE’s live broadcasts of theCUBE are facilitated by Ustream.tv. Joining John Furrier and Paul Gillin at this week’s IBM Impact conference at Las Vegas’ The Venetian Resort and Casino was the CEO and founder of Ustream, Brad Hunstable. The conversation discussed the importance of media production in the Enterprise, the capability of Ustream to safely and effectively transmit media for organizations and what the future holds for his company.
Ustream is currently the largest HD-capable live streaming option on the market. As Hunstable notes, “We started humbly and now have grown into a large provider for businesses. We built it completely from the ground up.”
Hunstable shared the origin of Ustream, which he created while he was deployed in the military so he would be able to watch his brother’s different band performances.
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“I think where the growth in video is happening,” stated Hunstable, “is within the enterprise.” Enterprise customers are looking to Ustream because they require a full solution and Hunstable and his company can offer that to them. “The beauty of the Cloud is that you can, regardless of [company] size, quickly try different solutions and change or adopt,” he noted.
The reason Hunstable sees tremendous opportunity in the enterprise is evident. “Nestle produces more hours of content than all of Hollywood combined,” he said. “They viewed over 1 billion hours of video live.” This refers to events like corporate messaging aimed company-wide or at specific divisions among many other uses of media.
“Enterprise is a tremendous opportunity,” he stated. “We are going to continue to provide robust solutions for these companies to suit their specific needs. We come from a consumer background and want to bring that knowledge to the enterprise,” he continued. “The reality is that every company is a media producer. They are creating content in many different ways and that helps them reach their customers on a more personal level.”
While the opportunities for growth are at the enterprise level, Hunstable points out that his full solution is able to be utilized by smaller companies as well. “[Our solution] serves the needs of the entire Enterprise. That means small business should get the same consideration as the enterprise.”
The considerations he refers to have to do with a product that offers security and scale. “They want assurance that your product is safe and that their info can’t be compromised,” said Hunstable. “They also want scale. They want reliability.”
Hunstable cites the simple platform for Ustream’s success. “You can try before you buy. You can start off immediately,” he said. “And if you are a larger company with greater needs, you can talk with one of our sales associates and we can help get you started.”
(Originally published at SiliconANGLE.com)