Telstra turns to Gorilla to strengthen video analytics

Taiwanese company develops software that makes video searchable

Telstra has bolstered its video analytics capabilities with an equity investment in Gorilla Technology.

Gorilla, which is based in Taiwan and not related to Gorilla Glass, makes software that makes video searchable. Telstra said it believes the retail, security, broadcast and government sectors will most benefit, especially for intelligent security and forensics.

Gorilla plans to announce its first line of broadcast video services on Telstra cloud infrastructure at the NAB 2015 show this April in Las Vegas.

“Telstra’s equity investment in Gorilla Technology Group will also allow the company to integrate its software into our network, and provide Gorilla the opportunity to resell the integrated solution to enterprise and government customers worldwide through our international connectivity and data centres,” said Telstra International president, Tim Chen.

“Gorilla Technology Group will also provide storage using Telstra’s Cloud solutions to its customers world-wide.”

Gorilla CEO Spincer Koh said Telstra makes a fine match.

“Telstra’s state-of-the-art cloud and telco infrastructure and Gorilla’s software platforms and applications offer synergies for both companies to leverage in creating new business opportunities globally.”

Late last year Telstra announced it had completed its US$270 million acquisition of 98 per cent of video streaming and analytics company Ooyala. Telstra initially invested in the Silicon Valley-based company in 2012.

Ooyala has retained its brand and structure since being acquired. In October the Telstra subsidiary announced it had acquired video advertising platform Videoplaza.

Telstra didn't disclose financial terms of the Gorilla investment.

Adam Bender covers telco and enterprise tech issues for Computerworld and is the author of dystopian sci-fi novels We, The Watched and Divided We Fall. Follow him on Twitter: @WatchAdam

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