Al Kovalick is the founder of Media Systems consulting in Silicon Valley. He is the author of “Video Systems in an IT Environment (2nd ed).” He is a frequent speaker at industry events and a SMPTE Fellow.
A few years ago, the thought of running a TV channel’s infrastructure on a public cloud was considered abhorrent to many broadcasters.
Not too long ago, the words “public cloud” and “media enterprise” had almost nothing in common.
It’s starting to happen… media companies are beginning to move some or all of their high-valued content to the public cloud.
The days are dwindling when a media production/broadcast company can ignore the public cloud for apps, processing and storage.
There is little doubt that compute virtualization has changed the data center forever.
When transmitting an image from a sender to a receiver some notion of synchronization is required.
A loose definition of “gestalt” is “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”
Please nod if you enjoy installing standalone programs on a PC, Mac or Linux desktop.
This column will review the key aspects of compute virtualization and application containerization as used in the data center and the cloud.
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