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Aiming to power delivery of personalised media experiences, MediaKind has extended its partnership with Google Cloud to enable its end-to-end Aquila Streaming solution to be offered as-a-service on the Platform.
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Aquila Streaming is described a ‘one-stop-shop’ solution to enable operators to launch OTT services rapidly, without compromising on the end quality. It is designed to provide video bandwidth savings, low end-to-end low latency and large storage reduction, offering support for all qualities of live video service up to Ultra HD, with the ability to deliver broadcast-quality level, premium experiences across all networks. It can be deployed on bare metal, private cloud, or in any cloud service provider.

The new arrangement enables MediaKind customers to use Google Cloud’s ecosystem of solutions and assets in order to globally deploy media processing capabilities and optimise the distribution of their OTT services. The result says MediaKind is that customers will now be able to scale quicker, rapidly spin channels up with ease and respond to multi-format requirements without compromise on delay. It also provides access to a broader range of media applications and workloads through the cloud, in areas such as containerisation, AI, machine learning and Android TV and Google Ad Insertion solutions.

Disaster recovery in Google Cloud also removes the need for a second head-end system as the combination of Aquila Streaming and Google Cloud enables local head-end services and applications to be backed up and can be restarted rapidly when required.

“As consumer demand for live streamed content reaches an all-time high, service providers must find ever more creative methods to deliver quicker and more affordable OTT services at scale,” commented MediaKind CEO Angel Ruiz. “By launching Aquila Streaming on Google Cloud Platform, our customers will benefit from a highly flexible service that adapts seamlessly to their existing infrastructure or digital transformation programme, whether purpose built as an on-premise or cloud native solution, hybrid cloud or part of an end-to-end as-a-service offering.”

Going forward, MediaKind plans to further extend its Aquila Streaming solution capabilities later this summer, offering self-provisioning availability by using the Google Cloud Platform Marketplace. In 2019, Google Cloud was announced as an inaugural partner in the MediaKind Universe Alliance.