OpenStack Media Processing Solution Arrives


Harmonic-LogoVideo delivery infrastructure firm Harmonic is partnering with a “open cloud company” in an effort to give media content and service providers with access to what it says is the industry’s first media processing solution for live and VOD production on OpenStack.

Mirantis and Harmonic are teaming up “to ensure interoperability” of Harmonic’s VOS Cloud media processing solution and Mirantis’ cloud platform.

This allows users to manage the entire media production and delivery workflow for broadcast and over-the-top (OTT) applications on standard IT hardware in a scalable cloud environment.

The joint solution has successfully been deployed by a leading North American service provider, which the companies did not disclose, and is in numerous trials with other service providers worldwide.

Mirantis Cloud Platform (MCP) is a cloud-native infrastructure software based on open standards such as OpenStack, Kubernetes and Docker. It leverages architectural principles developed by Google. Mirantis delivers MCP to enterprise customers though a build-operate-transfer model; MCP is currently in use by a limited number of beta customers and will become generally available by the end of March.

The VOS Cloud software solution is embedded with a unified code structure combining the technology of Harmonic and recently acquired Thomson Video Networks.

Bart Spriester, SVP of Video Products at Harmonic, commented, “We chose Mirantis as an ecosystem partner because they’re a major player in the OpenStack market and provide a robust set of OpenStack control-plane services that can be used with best-in-class infrastructure.”