November 16, 2016
By Maisie Loh
BAYSIDE, CALIFORNIA —StreamGuys, a pioneering content delivery network and streaming media provider, has launches IsMyStreamUp, a fully-automated, cloud-based service that enables users of any CDN or streaming platform to continually monitor the status of their Internet streams, critical content assets and production workflows.
Top-tier Internet Radio broadcasters using StreamGuys’ robust delivery platform have long depended on its powerful and reliable SGalerts monitoring services to ensure stream continuity, which is crucial for protecting their brand image and advertising revenues. IsMyStreamUp leverages this pedigree to bring automated, 24/7 monitoring capabilities to streaming operators and users of any streaming host or CDN in a cost-effective, self-serve solution.
Designed with a focus on simplicity, IsMyStreamUp enables users to configure alerts for one or more streams or content assets through an intuitive, web-based dashboard. New customers simply create an account, enter the URL, and configure their contacts for receiving alerts. IsMyStreamUp alerts the specified contacts via email the moment it detects a monitored stream or page has gone offline, and notifies them again when the stream or page is back up. Users can make self-serve modifications or additions to their monitoring configuration at any time through the IsMyStreamUp portal, with the changes taking instant effect.
“Ensuring stream integrity and accessibility is important for audience retention and advertiser satisfaction for every Internet Radio outlet, but not every streaming operator needs our traditional hands-on, white-glove service,” said Jonathan Speaker, COO, StreamGuys. “IsMyStreamUp makes automated, 24/7 stream monitoring easier and more accessible for users who previously thought such services were too much work to manage themselves, or too expensive for their business model. With the intuitive, immediate provisioning and affordable, month-to-month service of IsMyStreamUp, there’s now no reason for anyone to let their streams go unmonitored.”
IsMyStreamUp can monitor from multiple geographic regions, enabling faster and more reliable identification and diagnosis of issues that are isolated to specific local areas. Multiple contacts can be defined to receive alerts, enabling quick awareness and resolution of issues even when individual staff members are unavailable.