September 10, 2018 – Aix-en-Provence, France and Mountain View, CA– Accelize®, a leading provider and enabler of data center workload acceleration using FPGAs,and NGCodec®, a leader in cloud video processing, today announce that they have signed an agreement for NGCodec to leverage Accelize’s Digital Right Management (DRM) Platform to ensure its video accelerator products can be easily deployed and managed in hybrid multi-cloud environments (Public Cloud, Private Cloud, On-premise or a mix of them).
“NGCodec is a pioneer in its field, having been the first company to deliver an accelerator solution on Amazon F1 instances,” said Jean-Yves Brena, CEO of Accelize. “With its FPGA based expertise NGCodec brings significant video encoding performance gains and reduced cost compared to traditional CPU encoders. This kind of innovation is fueling the cloud transformation. By leveraging our industry-proven licensing and metering solution, NGCodec can focus on innovating and rely on our solution for operational management of their FPGA Video Encoders with the right pay-per-use business model.”
Accelize offers FPGA solution providers a multi-level platform to streamline FPGA accelerator licensing and management. The Accelize solution enables implementation of flexible business models, matching data center operators expectations, in a completely secure way when targeting both Cloud and on-premise deployments.
“The partnership with Accelize is critical for NGCodec in the broad deployment of our video encoders in data center environments,” said Oliver Gunasekara, CEO of NGCodec. “Having the best video encoding engine is inconsequential if not delivered with the right business model. Today, our customers want instantaneous access to our technology and the ability to pay only for what they use. Accelize’s DRM platform gives us the flexible, tuned business model we need along with maximum security and protection of our product.”
Accelize’s DRM platform is part of a broader business platform offering available to all companies creating FPGA based acceleration solutions for today’s public cloud, private cloud and on-premise deployments. Accelize enables developers to create value for data center users by focusing their effort on their unique workload acceleration expertise and leveraging Accelize’s industry-proven DRM technology for flexible licensing and monetization across all FPGA platforms in a fully secured way. Leveraging Accelize’s DRM platform, FPGA solution providers can implement innovative business models that are more tightly aligned with needs of their target customers in the Cloud and data centers at large. Business models such as “per-node” (node locked or floating) and metered (time based or data usage based) are natively supported by the Accelize DRM technology which is available for immediate integration in FPGA products and deployment in datacenter infrastructures.
Companies interested in leveraging Accelize’s Business Platforms to bring their products to market in the Cloud and/or on-premise infrastructures should contact Accelize to evaluate how theses platforms apply can be implemented.
About NGCodec Inc.
NGCodec® has been in passionate pursuit of next generation video compression since 2012. With the support of investors including Xilinx, NGCodec’s agile startup team has created Reality Codec™, a compressor-decompressor technology optimized for ultra-low latency, high-quality applications. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, NGCodec licenses its H.265/HEVC video codec silicon intellectual property (IP) to semiconductor and equipment manufacturers around the world. Learn more at www.ngcodec.com.
With strong expertise in FPGA development, IP licensing and extensive operational experience serving the Cloud market, Accelize provides ready-to-use FPGA-accelerated libraries through its AccelStore™, and a multi-level platform offering that enables flexible development, licensing and monetization of FPGA products in datacenters. Accelize aims to facilitate efficient, scalable and secured deployment of FPGA-based acceleration solutions in public cloud, private cloud and on-premise infrastructures. For more information, visit www.accelize.com.