Harmonic, Mirantis Team on OpenStack Processing

Harmonic (NASDAQ:HLIT) and Mirantis, an open cloud company, announced a new partnership to create a media processing solution for live ...

Com Hem deploys Harmonic virtual CCAP
Com Hem deploys Harmonic virtual CCAP

Harmonic (NASDAQ:HLIT) and Mirantis, an open cloud company, announced a new partnership to create a media processing solution for live and VOD production on OpenStack. The solution combines Harmonic's VOS Cloud media processing solution and Mirantis' cloud platform 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 companies say the joint solution has been deployed by a North American service provider, and is in trials with others worldwide.

"Harmonic and Mirantis share a common belief: that video content production and delivery should be simple, agile and efficient," said Boris Renski, CMO and co-founder of Mirantis. "Our work with Harmonic expands the scope of media processing in the cloud. Service providers can use the joint solution to launch new broadcast and OTT services with amazing video quality and a short time to market."

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 to minimize lock-in and costs. MCP is currently in use by a limited number of beta customers and is expected to become generally available by the end of Q1 2017.

VOS Cloud software, embedded with a unified code structure combining technology from Harmonic and recently acquired Thomson Video Networks, is designed for configuration, deployment and orchestration of media processing and delivery workflows via an automated video and cloud formation technology using standard OpenStack deployment templates. It features live video encoding with time-shift TV services, as well as VOD and cloud DVR, as well as pay-as-you-go pricing.

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