The final phases of the integration of BNI Video into Cisco have been completed. The BNI Video website (bnivideo.com) is now retired.
Information on BNI's CDN Analytics (now Cisco CDN Analytics) is available at the CDN Analytics product page. Information on additional products will be available on Cisco.com in the coming weeks. In the meantime, please contact your Cisco representative if you need any assistance during this transition.
Q: What is Cisco acquiring?
A: Cisco is acquiring BNI Video. BNI Video enables service providers to deliver next generation IP-based video experiences across devices with video service management technology. This allows service providers to achieve greater operational efficiencies and enhanced revenues, while end users enjoy more personalized and rich media experiences. The acquisition will augment the development and features of Cisco's Videoscape including our Content Delivery System (CDS) product line, which will help service providers in their migration towards an all-IP based video system.
Q: Why is Cisco acquiring BNI Video?
A: BNI Video has a unique set of capabilities and products that tie closely into Cisco's Videoscape vision for IP video solutions. BNI Video is already well recognized by the largest service providers as having built a differentiated solution for video infrastructure that will integrate into Videoscape and help service providers transition from their current architectures to Videoscape. Additionally, BNI Video and Cisco have a long-standing relationship as Cisco was an early investor in the company.
Q: How does this acquisition fit within Cisco's acquisition strategy?
A: Cisco's acquisition strategy focuses on companies where we can build solutions tied to our core and generate value for Cisco's shareholders and customers. Part of our strategy focuses on accelerating markets through acquisitions, including the growth of video as a driver for network usage. BNI Video brings immediate solutions to customers today and the team and technology will contribute to Cisco's Videoscape platform development into the future.
Together, Cisco Videoscape and BNI Video technologies will enable service providers to deliver more personalized, higher-quality video experience across more devices, and accelerate migration to an all-IP video platform.