Category: Cloud

6 Ways Harmonic Cloud-Native Solutions Revolutionize Video Production and Delivery (Part 3)

5 Ways Harmonic Cloud-Native Solutions Revolutionize Video Production and Delivery

As pay-TV operators look to meet the growing consumer demand for additional broadcast and OTT channels, cloud-native solutions have emerged as an efficient, flexible and cost-effective solution. During the first two parts of this blog series, we explored the benefits of cloud technology as well as the differences between cloud-native offerings and virtualized appliances. This third…

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Why Cloud-Native Media Processing Wins Big Over Virtualized Appliances (Part 2)

Why Cloud-Native Media Processing Wins Big Over Virtualized Appliances

As video content and service providers look to launch OTT multiscreen services with speed, cloud-based media processing has emerged as a solution that provides increased flexibility, elasticity and agility (if you are asking “Why Cloud?” read part 1 of this blog series). However, it’s important that service providers distinguish between true cloud-based media processing and…

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Benefits of Cloud Monumental for Video Content and Service Providers (Part 1)

Benefits of Cloud Monumental for Video Content and Service Providers

To stay competitive, today’s video content and service providers need to move quickly. Launching a new broadcast or OTT channel can no longer be a months-long process. With this in mind, many operators have started transitioning away from a traditional video infrastructure based on hardware appliances to the cloud. This blog post will examine the…

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Amsterdam Here We Come, What To Expect At IBC2016

Amsterdam here we come, what to expect at IBC2016

The change overhauling our industry will feature prominently at this year’s show, with IP infrastructure and software applications continuing to displace existing products and solutions. With the necessary standardization largely in place for IP-based video carriage, the more interesting work of redefining solution boundaries will become evident. Adapt and survive should be the theme for…

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Vegas NAB Takeaways – Virtualization, Cloud and IP Networking (Part 3 of 3)

Vegas NAB Takeaways – Virtualization, Cloud and IP Networking (Part 3 of 3)

While HDR and UHD might have grabbed all the headlines at NAB 2016, for those commissioning video solutions, the real fundamental issues concerned virtualization, cloud and increased adoption of IP networking. Put like this, the two issues appear totally disconnected, when in fact the move to UHD with HDR is quite likely to be the…

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Does a Cloud Transcoding Platform Solve Real-World Workflow Challenges?

Does a Cloud Transcoding Platform Solve Real-World Workflow Challenges?

We would like to answer “definitely, yes” but it is not as simple as it appears… Introducing Videomenthe, a France-based company that started eight years ago as a Value Added Reseller specializing in media processing solutions, which developed a long-standing partnership with Harmonic over the years, particularly around file-based transcoding. Three years ago we decided…

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Cloud Media Processing with VOS 360

VOS 360 Cloud Media Processing

The cloud. We’re hearing a lot about its applications for media processing, but is a cloud-based service ready for prime time? Can it really help you launch a new broadcast-quality live streaming channel in a matter of hours, at a fraction of the cost of building out a new on-premise data center? With Harmonic’s new…

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Top Video Predictions in 2016: Cloud Technologies

Cloud Technology

You’d have to be living under a rock if you haven’t heard about the benefits and possible applications for cloud technology in the video world. Here are a couple ways we see cloud being used in 2016. Overcast Clouds If you liked virtualization of the whole video processing chain, from middleware to DRM, encoding and…

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