A global social and digital media company based in North America and Europe was exploring new business ventures within China but lacked a hybrid cloud interconnect solution for the highly regulated and unique Chinese market. The Client was an existing CoreSite customer, which provided the path to a simple solution. The Client turned to Zenlayer, a Coresite Open Cloud Exchange® and co-location partner, to bridge their network gap. Using Zenlayer Cloud Networking the Client was able to deploy a complete hybrid-cloud environment across their infrastructure within just a week.
Skyline Communications is the global leading supplier of end-to-end multi-vendor NMS, OSS and orchestration software solutions for the broadband and media industry. Its flagship DataMiner network management platform enables end-to-end integration of the most complex technical ecosystems and has been deployed by leading operators around the world. The platform heralds a new generation of sophisticated artificial-intelligence-powered solutions and comprises highly innovative features, such as the brand-new DataMiner Augmented Operation concept. The company has offices in Belgium, Portugal, Singapore and the US, a permanent presence in Brazil, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Russia, and the UK, and a vast network of local partners around the world. Founded in 1985, Skyline has decades of industry-specific NMS and OSS expertise. The company remains a 100% independent NMS/OSS software publisher even today, with over 300 employees and over 6000 systems deployed in more than 125 countries. Not only Skyline's DataMiner platform has received various prestigious awards, but the company itself has also been awarded multiple times for innovation, growth and excellence.
Data center technology is at the heart of any modern media operation today. However, all-IP connectivity and virtualization introduce a great number of new challenges. Moreover, to deal with the ever-increasing complexity and versatility of the data center of today, an integrated end-to-end NMS/OSS is indispensable. DataMiner provides 360° visibility, control and automation, powered by artificial intelligence, across all hardware and software layers in the media data center.
This article originally appeared in the IABM Journal, issue 102 which is available to view online here Janet West Environmental Scientist and Strategist The environmental impact of the cloud is huge and cannot be considered in isolation from all the technology that drives the industries whose business models depend on it. As the broadcast industry considers migration to the cloud and changing business models move the industry from the traditional broadcast platform, can we realistically address the conflict between technological innovation and sustainability in digital connected media and does the broadcast industry have an ethical responsibility to make changes? As a technophile and environmental strategist, it amazes me how many intelligent folk still think the cloud is this environmentally friendly techno-heaven where financial data, photos, Facebook pages and Netflix videos float around the ether without impact to the environment. In fact, we all know the cloud is just a mass of huge buildings the size of football pitches housing banks of servers. The difficulty we have when considering the environmental impact is that we don’t see the pollution as we do with packaging or diesel exhaust. To fully appreciate the impact a comprehensive material flow analysis is needed looking at...
The trend towards virtualization of server-based applications, so they can run on a converged compute stack anywhere – cloud or on-prem – is well established. Another is the migration from serial digital to IP networks. Whether in an on-prem data center, a colocation data center, or a private media cloud for high value content creation, the interesting new trend we are seeing is the adoption of enterprise IT workflows and infrastructure by media and entertainment facilities.