About Us

About the Company

ScaleEngine was founded in 2009 by Allan Jude and Stefan Caunter. The company offices are in Hamilton, Canada. It is a Video CDN (Content Delivery Network) specializing in live streaming of video content, and support for on demand playback of valuable content. We are now in our sixth year of streaming high-traffic video to the world. We pride ourselves on our stability, reliability and availability.
ScaleEngine Inc. is a Canadian Federal Corporation based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

ScaleEngine Data Center Map

We have over 30 POPs in 25 cities in 12 countries, with multiple locations in some of these cities, and excellent transit to Middle East.

Contact Address

ScaleEngine Inc.
85 Mountain Avenue
Hamilton, Ontario
L8P 4G3
Canada

Media Inquiries/Telephone: (800)280-6042

About the Founders

Stefan Caunter: Caunter is Deployment Engineer and VP of Sales. He has handled high traffic since the early 2000s as system architect for Insurance Hotline, using NetBSD, and later for Toronto Star. After attending BSDCAN in Ottawa in 2003, he wrote and taught the first nginx and BSD unix courses in Canada at Mohawk College in Hamilton.

Allan Jude: Allan Jude is Site Reliability Engineer and VP of Operations. He makes extensive use of ZFS on FreeBSD. He is also the on air host of the video podcasts BSD Now (with Kris Moore) and TechSnap on JupiterBroadcasting.com. He taught FreeBSD and NetBSD at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Canada from 2007-2010 and has 12 years of BSD unix sysadmin experience.


Mini Wiki: Caunter and Jude met in 2004. Stefan was teaching at Mohawk College in Hamilton; Allan was a student. They initially began a cybercafe venture together in 2008 which did not go anywhere. Sharing some office space in Hamilton with another student running a forum website, they began work on large scale web hosting using nginx and fastcgi to support the growth of the forum site, beginning to add servers at Mountain Cablevision's data centre in Hamilton, Ontario (since acquired by Shaw, since acquired by Rogers). Continued growth necessitated CDN distribution techniques to handle traffic. By this time, there was a ScaleEngine name and website, and additional early customers, including nRelate, the (formerly) massive wordpress plugin. An inquiry from Scandinavia started the initial foray into video streaming. Streaming in Europe went well and was expanded to the US in 2011, and growth has been steady since then.