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With the launch of the VN Cloud managed service, independent broadcast solution provider Synamedia is claiming to be able to provide a managed service for its entire video network portfolio.

RAS Synamedia Dimetis 31March2020Synamedia’s video network portfolio currently sees use with more than 1,000 operators worldwide and 100 million daily viewers. The portfolio includes a cloud-ready, converged broadcast and broadband end-to-end ATSC 3.0 offering and solutions for live video including virtualised digital content manager (DCM).

Drawing on this heritage, VN Cloud brings together broadcast quality of service with the latest cloud technologies to provide what Synamedia assures will be the flexibility and scale broadcasters and video service providers currently expect. Moreover, the company claims that VN Cloud is the industry’s first solution to offer end-to-end video network functionality on any public, private or hybrid cloud, and is no less than breakings new ground by delivering the high availability customers demand on a single platform for both broadcast and OTT.

The new platform is intended to give operations teams the insight, agility and flexibility to deploy and manage multiple workflows and deliver “outstanding” quality of experience on any device, anywhere, with seamless failover, while controlling costs. Service providers, content owners and broadcasters will also be able to test new services with support for lab-in-the-cloud, pop-up and disaster recovery events. Synamedia added that it is bringing to the launch full automation, with scale up and scale down of channels with elastic resourcing. This is intended to result in customers launching new channels in minutes instead of months, accelerating the time to revenues, while enjoying new levels of cost control.

Customers can deploy an OTT service in the cloud using a pay-as-you-use cloud model then, once established, move it on-premise. The workflow portal’s dashboards provide transparency about costs for hybrid, on-premise and public cloud, allowing users to move workloads to balance OPEX and CAPEX, as well as controlling the cost of public cloud to support disaster recovery.

Dashboards provide visual representations of each end-to-end media processing workflow, flagging up any problems and changing channel line-ups easily in near real-time using drag and drop. Further improving availability, VN Cloud is said to be the industry’s first solution to adopt a single channel fault domain approach, ensuring any issues are isolated to the impacted channel.

“Our managed service proposition allows service providers, content owners and broadcasters to reinvent themselves by delivering broadcast quality services with the cost control and flexibility of the cloud,” commented Julien Signès, senior vice president and general manager, video network at Synamedia. “As we designed VN Cloud, we focused on providing total control of complex, hybrid workflows from scene to screen while managing costs and with the insurance policy of cloud-based disaster recovery.”