Opera Mini selects IBM to meet mobile video demands in Asia

IBM announced that Opera Software has deployed its world-leading web browser on bare metal servers in IBM’s Singapore cloud center to support delivery of mobile web browsing and meet substantial mobile growth for end users across Asia.

Opera Mini servers, which run the browser specifically for mobile phones, delivered more than 177 billion web pages in just one year, and has compressed more than 350 petabytes of data since Opera Mini’s launch in 2006.

IBM Softlayer

Opera Software has deployed Opera Max andOpera Rocket Optimizer solutions for mobile video on bare metal servers from SoftLayer, an IBM company, to enable the Oslo-based company to install and manage its own software in a single-tenant environment.

SoftLayer’s cloud infrastructure will ensure an improved and high-quality user experience for popular applications such as video streaming and downloads on mobile devices, and will allow Opera to seamlessly scale access as it grows across Asia.

By moving the bandwidth-intensive applications to IBM cloud, Opera will meet its users’ demands for uninterrupted video streaming services by minimizing the number of network nodes and increasing bandwidth capacity.

The service will also ensure that the applications are hosted in cloud centers near the end user, thereby lowering network latency.

IBM’s global presence and enterprise-grade performance will ensure that Opera’s end users are able to access video and browse the web with uninterrupted access and a flawless overall experience, company officials said.

Rajani Baburajan

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