Zenlayer Makes Streaming Media’s Top 50 Companies in Online Video List

Los Angeles, October 7, 2021 – Today Zenlayer announced it has been recognized as one of the 50 companies that matter most in online video for 2021 by Streaming Media.  

Each year, Streaming Media recognizes the 50 most important, innovative, and interesting companies in the online video space, highlighting both the veterans whose staying power remains strong and the startups that are making an impressive entrance. 

Zenlayer, founded back in 2014, is a leading edge cloud services provider with over 180 global PoPs and expertise in fast-growing emerging markets like Southeast Asia, India, China, South America, and other regions. Zenlayer provides a suite of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) such as Cloud Networking, Bare Metal Cloud, IP Transit, Edge Data Center Services, and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) product – Zenlayer Global Accelerator (ZGA), to multiple verticals like media, entertainment, live streaming, gaming, online education, and financial services. Multinational companies utilize Zenlayer to offer premium digital user experiences with ultra-low latency and worldwide connectivity on demand. 

“I’m thrilled that Zenlayer was selected as one of the 50 companies that matter most in online video,” says Zenlayer CEO and Founder Joe Zhu. “An increasing number of media and entertainment providers are looking to capture growing opportunities in international markets but find it difficult to deploy the infrastructure needed for a high-quality user experience. We are a trusted technology partner, helping these companies tackle local challenges so that they can scale quickly and cost-effectively.” 

Working with Zenlayer, streaming video providers can improve their global user experience by leveraging bare metal cloud in strategically located PoPs at the edge, and a full mesh, private backbone for global connectivity. Specifically, they can deploy applications close to their end users in far-reaching markets to significantly reduce latency, and connect to all major public clouds or data centers to maximize flexibility, along with performance and control. For companies lacking resources to provision and manage their own infrastructure, Zenlayer Global Accelerator can instantly boost their application performance through a simple API call. 

Since 2020, Zenlayer has been playing a big role in helping media and entertainment companies keep up with today’s changing global marketplace, and adapt to the post-COVID world. Zenlayer provides expertise, network resources, and technologies to help companies expand into high-growth areas and deploy services into hard-to-reach markets. 

“It’s a cliche to say that this last year has been ‘unprecedented,’ but for those of us in the world of streaming video, it’s been especially so,” says Streaming Media editor & VP Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen. “We’ve seen an explosion in viewing, and our industry has responded with innovation like never before. The companies in this year’s Streaming Media 50 list include both industry veterans that have responded to the challenges presented by a rapidly changing technology and business landscape, and newcomers who are keeping the old guard on its toes.” 

Streaming Media has been publishing its annual list of top online video vendors since 2011. Today, the list focuses primarily on technology vendors. Streaming Media’s team of contributing editors assess each nomination, and hand pick winners based on the impact they are making in the market. 

Zenlayer and the rest of this year’s winners will receive special recognition on the Streaming Media website, and in in the magazine’s upcoming October issue. Learn more about Zenlayer Media & Entertainment solution by visiting: Media & Entertainment | Zenlayer  

About Zenlayer 
Zenlayer (www.zenlayer.com) offers on-demand edge cloud services in over 180 PoPs around the world, with expertise in fast-growing emerging markets like India, China, and South America. Businesses utilize Zenlayer’s global edge cloud platform to instantly improve digital experiences for their users with ultra-low latency and worldwide connectivity on demand. 

About Zenlayer

Zenlayer is the world’s first hyperconnected cloud, operating more than 280 Points of Presence across 50 countries. Businesses utilize Zenlayer’s on-demand compute and networking services to deploy and run applications at the edge. Zenlayer enables organizations to instantly improve real-time digital experiences worldwide. Visit us online at and connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter: Zenlayer.