Cloud provider Xunlei, once notorious for piracy complaints over its file sharing services, recently announced that it is an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider for popular streaming platform Youku.

During its first quarter earnings call on Monday, Xunlei CEO Chen Lei said that enterprise service StellarCloud provides IaaS solutions for Youku’s “analog video-streaming platforms.” He added that a partnership with an unnamed enterprise client is helping the company to identify and aggregate “redundant computing sources from business class networking devices” in order to expand bandwidth for shared cloud computing services.

According to Chen, “cloud computing and IVAS business remain our long-term growth driver.” Of those services, shared cloud computing is a “key driver.”

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Bailey Hu

Bailey Hu is based in China’s hardware capital, Shenzhen. Her interests include local maker culture, grassroots innovation and how tech shapes society, as well as vice versa.