Backblaze + Qencode: Video Transcoding Made Simple

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If you do any kind of video streaming, encoding and storing your data is one of your main challenges. Encoding videos in various formats and resolutions for different devices and platforms can be a resource-intensive task, and setting up and maintaining on-premises encoding infrastructure can be expensive.

Today, we’re excited to announce an expanded partnership with Qencode, a media services platform that enables users to build powerful video solutions, including solutions to the challenges of transcoding, live streaming, and media storage. The expanded partnership embeds the Backblaze Partner API within the Qencode platform, making it frictionless for users to add cloud storage to their media production workflows. 

What Is Qencode?

Qencode is a media services platform founded in 2017 that assists with digital video transformation. The Qencode API provides developers within the over-the-top (OTT), broadcasting, and media & entertainment sectors with scalable and robust APIs for:

  • Video transcoding
  • Live streaming
  • Content delivery
  • Media storage
  • Artificial intelligence

Qencode + Backblaze

Recognizing the growing demand for integrated and efficient cloud storage within media production, Qencode and Backblaze built an alliance which creates a new paradigm for cutting-edge video APIs fortified by a reliable and efficient cloud storage solution. This integration empowers flexible workflows consisting of uploading, transcoding, storing, and delivering video content for media and OTT companies of all sizes. By integrating the platforms, this partnership provides top-tier features while simplifying the complexities and reducing the risks often associated with innovation.

We want to set new standards for value in an industry that is fragmented and complex. By merging Qencode’s advanced video processing capabilities with Backblaze’s reliable cloud storage, we’re addressing a critical industry need for seamless integration and efficiency. Integrating Backblaze’s Partner API takes our platform to the next level, providing users with a single, streamlined interface for all their video and media needs.

Murad Mordukhay, CEO of Qencode

Qencode + Backblaze Use Cases

The easy-to-use interface and affordability make Qencode an ideal choice for businesses who need video processing at scale without compromising spend or flexibility. Qencode enables businesses of all sizes to customize and control a complete end-to-end solution, from sign-on to billing, which includes seamless access to Backblaze storage through the Qencode software as a service (SaaS) platform. 

Simplifying the User Experience

Expanding this partnership with Qencode takes our API technology a step further in making cloud storage more accessible to businesses whose mission is to simplify user experience. We are excited to work with a specialist like Qencode to bring a simple and low cost storage solution to businesses who need it the most.


About Elton Carneiro

Elton Carneiro is the director of partnerships for Backblaze. He enjoys solving complex customer workflows and finding ways for customers to use Backblaze B2. He is continuously seeking out partnerships to add to the Backblaze ecosystem. He also likes pursuing ideas that think outside the box, so if you have one, feel free to connect with him. Apart from establishing and maintaining these partnerships, Elton likes to do a bit of coding. During his spare time he likes to golf.