Original Broadcast: March 7, 2017

Modern, interactive media streams "over the top" on general-purpose fixed and mobile IP networks — creating profitable new niches in production, ingestion, aggregation, value-added services and media distribution to a plethora of devices.

But legacy media-processing technologies and appliances — expensive, often inflexible, hard to chain, maintain, and scale — hold back new-service evolution. How can carriers and service providers move faster to exploit emerging OTT media opportunities profitably, at scale?

Software-defined media processing is the answer: build new media apps by chaining microservices together with software-defined networking; run everything on generic compute and network hardware using open cloud frameworks and agile, automated operations tooling.

In this webinar, we'll discuss requirements and characteristics of open cloud platforms for OTT media, and describe real-world implementations of software-defined media processing apps, running at carrier scales.

Attendees will learn:

  • Software-defined media processing: a special case of NFV
  • The OTT ecology: emerging opportunities
  • Business and operational benefits of SDMP/OTT
  • Open cloud platforms for SDMP/OTT: special features and architectural considerations
  • Cloud-native media processing application architecture: implementation case-study

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About the presenters:

Ryan Day

Ryan Day

Principal Solutions Architect at Mirantis

Ryan Day is a Principal Solutions Architect at Mirantis, where he leads the Product and Field Operations team and advises customers in building private clouds to accelerate software development pipelines. Previous roles include Senior Solution Architect at Dasher Technologies, Storage Engineer at Blackhawk Network, and Systems Engineer at Amdocs.

Yaniv Ben-Soussan

Yaniv Ben-Soussan

VP Product Management, Cloud and SaaS at Harmonic

Yaniv Ben-Soussan is the Vice President, Product Management, Cloud and SaaS at Harmonic, leading the company’s cloud business and product strategies. He has over 12 years of experience in the cable, satellite, broadcast and internet industries. Prior to joining Harmonic, he held various engineering positions at HOT. Mr. Ben-Soussan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Engineering from the Holon Institute of Technology in Israel.

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