How Advanced Features help Tackle Streaming Challenges?

By Media Entertainment Tech Outlook | Monday, June 17, 2019

Media streaming service providers are approaching technology solutions for overcoming digital-age streaming challenges and deliver seamless entertainment to viewers.

FREMONT, CA: From being a static ‘send-and-receive’ process a decade ago, the media streaming services have transformed into secure, high quality multimedia platforms. The significant evolution of media streaming services can be experienced through various digital channels such as social media, streaming applications, and other online mediums. The media and entertainment industry utilizes technology solutions to manage the growing volume of data in digital storage and data management systems.

To address the numerous media streaming challenges, the company NetApp provides integrated solutions like NetApp StorageGRID Webscale, NetApp EF All-Flash Arrays, NetApp E-Serie, and NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP with FAS8000 Series. Following are features in the software suite offered by NetApp.

NetApp StorageGRID Webscale: The innovative solution is capable of managing multi-petabyte distributed content repositories and offers erasure coding or automatic file copies across remote and unreachable locations. Media streaming service providers access the benefits of this offering as an application or software.

NetApp EF All-Flash Arrays: The integrated solution yields the lowest IOPS per dollar for media metadata transaction and analytic processes. The flash array solution proves to be a convenient medium while working with 4K and high frame-rate production workgroups.

NetApp E-Series: This advanced platform helps vast content repositories and boutique 4K facilities by protecting against any data loss. The advantages can be accessed by increasing the reliability of media and entertainment assets.

The chief technology officer at My Eye Media, Steve Waugh, explained that in the media and entertainment industry, it’s all about bandwidth, and the professionals need to be able to stream as many video files as possible. Because of the massive bandwidth performance of NetApp E-Series, the media service providers can receive several recommendations from different companies that are already using the E-Series and achieving great results.

NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP with FAS8000 Series: The innovative solution contributes by serving the local broadcast news operations, advertising sales, animation and VFX rending, viewer analytics, and high-speed transcoding for digital platforms. It also helps the streaming service providers improve video bandwidth and ensures seamless operational capabilities.