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Ted Chamberlin
Research VP
18 years at Gartner
23 years IT Industry

Ted Chamberlin is a research Vice President at Gartner, where he is part of the Cloud and Communications group in TSP. His research focuses on the emerging cloud and hosting communications services like IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, colocation, application hosting, streaming and video content platforms, streaming and IoT and software-defined networking. Mr. Chamberlin has experience working with all size organizations from larger multinationals to early stage startups. Read Full Bio

Watch For China’s Silicon Valley To Dominate In 2018 And Beyond

by Ted Chamberlin  |  January 16, 2018

Source: Watch For China’s Silicon Valley To Dominate In 2018 And Beyond   Mike Dorosh, Kevin Ji and I will publish our updated Global CDN Market guide in the next 7-9 days and will feature many of these Chinese cloud and cdn providers who have are agile, disruptive and not content with only dominating the […]

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The SVOD graveyard: 5 services that have already bitten the dust amid the streaming revolution | FierceCable

by Ted Chamberlin  |  January 16, 2018

Source: Special Report—The SVOD graveyard: 5 services that have already bitten the dust amid the streaming revolution | FierceCable   Good article from FierceCable reminding us that for every FuboTV, Hulu and Crackle, there are a few bodies left on the OTT battlefield……….

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Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities: CDN Provider updates

by Ted Chamberlin  |  January 9, 2018

No doubt most of us in IT were not overly psyched to hear about this newest, wide ranging exploits on most modern CPUs.  I look at this in two ways; since it literally effects literallly every device we all own, their will inevitably be some fall out and “speculative execution” of sensitive memory sniffed unbeknownst […]

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Transcoding in the cloud | Industry Trends | IBC

by Ted Chamberlin  |  December 15, 2017

When think about the workflow that are required to stream both live and on-demand video, I see so many opportunities for utilizing a multi-tenant cloud platform.  What I hear from many broadcasters, content owners and pay tv operators is pure server hugging- especially for the encoders.  I get the need for cost effective, low latency, […]

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Amazon vs. Google: The ugly side of Streaming

by Ted Chamberlin  |  December 7, 2017

I think we all anticipated that it was coming. The stakes are too high, the players are too stubborn and the revenue opportunities are too lucrative. Google is threatening to block access to Youtube on Amazon’s Firestick and Echo show device.  When you dig into the reasoning around actions its around retail reciprocity; Amazon no […]

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Should media companies fear Amazon?

by Ted Chamberlin  |  November 13, 2017

I am not sure, but their is a potential that I could win the award for the most obvious blog post title……………….. Seriously, when I start to delve in the prospects of Amazon’s potential impact in the media and entertainment space, I have two divergent ideas: Hell yes, they are a threat– Many of us […]

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Akamai Edge 2017 Conference- No homeruns but many extra base hits

by Ted Chamberlin  |  October 16, 2017

Along with my colleagues Mike Dorosh and Fernando Elizalde, I attended Akamai’s Edge user conference last week.  This is my first Edge conference so I didn’t have a ton of expectations on content, audience and presentations. Here is the scorecard: Home runs- None to report; the focus on Broadcasting, OTT and media services were solid shots […]

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SWOT for Switch Communications

by Ted Chamberlin  |  October 3, 2017

We have been fielding significant interest from our clients regarding Switch Communications and their impending IPO on NYSE.  Wanted to provide some detail around my thoughts. Would welcome feedback.

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Broadcasters and Pay TV providers; avoid these pitfalls when building a OTT Platform. Please.

by Ted Chamberlin  |  September 22, 2017

It seems that everyday a new OTT streaming platform is slated to hit the market.  Disney, Starz, Scripps, ESPN, and many more to come. Gartner sees the trend of cord shaving accelerating in the near term and cord cutting increasing among specific demographics- primarily 18-24 and 25-34 year old. I see the urgency of  subscription […]

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Peer to Peer assisted video delivery is here to stay

by Ted Chamberlin  |  September 12, 2017

Raise your hand if you cringe when you hear the term Peer to Peer…………..Yes, most of us conger up images of Napster and how interestingly innovative it was back in the mid 90s. I actually worked for Sony Music Entertainment from 92-97 and personally witnessed Peer to Peer music sharing ruin the licensing, production and […]

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