Cloud Spotter's Journal
Broadcast’s Future Depends On Consumer Electronics
As the 2015 International CES was winding down, there was enough news out of the show indicated that—when it comes to gaining a foothold with millennials who disdain the concept of “television”—broadcast television has its work cut out for it.
The More Things Change
McAdams On: 2015
Archiving: Maintaining Relevance for the Future
Education Episodes Are Made For Multiplatform Release
2014: A Year Not Unlike Others
In 2014…
McAdams On: FCC Schism and its Impact on the Auction
Is ATSC 3.0 for Real?
McAdams On: Our Clunky Tech
Auction-Displaced LPTV Costs Could Reach $1 Billion
McAdams On: Caveat Auctor
HBO, CBS Raise OTT Profile
McAdams On: SMPTE
Repercussions of Wheeler's 'Online Video' Blog
What Tom Said: About Appointment TV
 
Jan 28, 2015 / 09:00 AM
Understanding Virtualization and Containers
This column will review the key aspects of compute virtualization and application containerization as used in the data center and the cloud.
Jan 16, 2015 / 12:00 AM
Cloud Performance—Noisy Neighbors And Bare-Metal Servers
Utility computing and job performance are at odds.
Oct 06, 2014 / 12:00 PM
Summarizing the 2014 State of the Cloud
Each week the big cloud vendors generate enough heat and noise to confuse most onlookers. One relatively impartial observer of the scene is the vendor RightScale.
Jul 15, 2014 / 03:19 PM
New Dimensions in Media Streaming
Audio/video streaming is the heart and soul of the media facility—think Serial Digital Interface, AES3 for audio, HDMI and other transports that move audio and video from point to point in a timed, continuous fashion.
Mar 05, 2014 / 02:41 PM
Progress Towards the All-IT/Cloud Media Facility
Media facilities—some production, post-production, broadcast ops—still have strong components of AV-specific gear. Much of this infrastructure is not IT/cloud-friendly.
Jan 13, 2014 / 02:59 PM
SMPTE Looks at All-IT Media Facilities
At SMPTE’s Annual Technical Conference in Hollywood in late October, I had the privilege of chairing the session, “The Move to the all-IT Media Facility.”
Oct 31, 2013 / 03:00 AM
A Business Case for the Cloud
We are swimming in the cloud. Consider how universal the cloud is with the Web services of apps, email, search, social, games, video, music, messaging, docs, personal storage and so much more.
Aug 22, 2013 / 02:45 PM
Real-Time AV Transport Over Ethernet
The SMPTE-defined Serial Digital Interface, and the switching ecosystem surrounding it, is the king of video transport technology in the media facility.
Jun 19, 2013 / 01:00 PM
The Move to the All-IT Facility
From a nonscientific survey, about 3–5 percent of the 1,600 vendors at NAB 2013 had breakthrough products, meaningful advances in technology, and bold new ideas related to IT/IP/cloud.
Apr 24, 2013 / 10:26 AM
Making the Cloud Invisible, Part 2
For sure, it’s not easy to create an invisible cloud environment. There are many aspects of Quality of Service that determine the user experience.
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