Initially, when the lockdown ensued, like many, we were concerned about how it might impact us. We were quickly reassured that our business was inherently prepared for a situation like this. Our entire platform, operations, tools, and workflows exist 100% in the cloud. As lockdown measures went into place, business went on as usual for us. It was a smooth transition; everyone took their laptops, went home, and continued working.
The Support segment enables and powers the BaM Content Chain® including monitoring, testing, communicating, and running compute and facilities. It encompasses a wide range of products and services, including supply and/or rental of video and audio monitoring, displays, test and measurement, KVM and PCoIP, compute power and cyber security, facility power and furniture as well as services to consult, design, build and run.
For this special feature we have spoken with four IABM members with products/services covering KVM, ProAV, cabling and networking (Black Box), audio monitoring (Genelec), monitoring and testing (Telestream) and systems/technology integration (Diversified) about the state of the market today and the challenges and opportunities ahead.
IBM Aspera on Cloud
At IBC 2018, Video indexer won the prestigious BaM™ award for Content Management, which was perfect timing, as Video Indexer was announced as a generally available product at that same time; meaning that it reached product maturity in Microsoft and Azure standards.
Isak Jonsson (CTO, Vidispine AB) shows how end-users can have full control over every step of the media supply chain, while still maintaining an overview of the total cost.
A cloud-based dashboard can be used to orchestrate and spin up an entire event, including the instances of cloud used for live processing. Baskar Subramanian (Co-founder, Amagi) explains this new way of delivering live.
This edition of the report focuses on cloud and covers the following topics:
- Cloud Essentials
- Cloud Adoption Tracker
- Cloud Use Cases in Media
Cloud is undoubtedly one of the hottest topics in the broadcast and media industry at present, and if you were to judge the state of cloud adoption by the huge volume of noise around the subject, you could be forgiven for feeling like a dinosaur if you haven’t already fully embraced it.
But what’s the real state of play? We spoke to eight IABM members to find out what their end-user customers are actually doing now in the cloud, what they’re not, whether it’s public, private or hybrid, and where the future will take us. Are we truly heading towards a dematerialized industry, and if so, what’s holding us back today?
We are in an era of data inundation. According to a report by IDC, by 2020 there will be as many digital bits in existence on the Internet and in storage devices as there are known stars in the universe.
This article discusses the technical reasons behind this challenge, explores the pros and cons of data transfer options provided by cloud vendors, and introduces Signiant Flight, the fastest and most flexible way to move data to and from cloud services.
IABM’s State of the Industry conference has become the traditional curtain-raiser at IBC, with a panel of industry experts discussing the big industry issues of the moment and providing pointers for where broadcast and media is heading next.