Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Telestream 848 Gold Flat Rd. Nevada City, CA 95959
Contact: Scott Matics 716-562-8427
Speaker: Max Denton – Product Manager, Telestream’s Media Processing Platform
Transitioning to a Service-Oriented Broadcast Infrastructure
Production and broadcast infrastructure is one of the few remaining technology groups to utilize an appliance-based architecture. Most other business systems within a media organization have long since adopted an abstracted service based paradigm utilizing hardware virtualization. The transition to service-oriented broadcast infrastructure has already begun. The early days of this migration have utilized approaches that emulate the traditional nature of current-generation technology, such as the simple virtualization of appliances and the packetization of baseband video. While these emulations are valuable first steps, progress will march on towards “pure” abstraction. This paper provides a beginner’s guide to service abstraction and the business system design principals used outside of our industry. Next, it examines the performance, redundancy, and resiliency offered by traditional architectures and how these qualities compare to that of the IT based systems that will inevitability replace them. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, the human aspect will be discussed. The way in which your organization’s staff will design, document, deploy, and troubleshoot tomorrow’s systems will be radically changed and challenge principals that have been followed for decades.
About the speaker: Max Denton is a Product Manager for Telestream’s media processing platform. Max’s background in traditional broadcast engineering and experience developing next-generation products has taken him to broadcast and production facilities around the world, solving problems throughout the infrastructure lifecycle. Max began his career in professional video and broadcasting systems as a systems integrator, and he has previously served as a product owner and senior systems engineer for Grass Valley, specializing in routing and control. Currently, Max is pursuing orchestration strategies that capitalize on the industry’s migration to virtualized and cloud-based infrastructure.
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