VOS Cloud and VOS 360 both feature six primary microservices that conform to the essential functions in media processing: Ingest, Playout, Graphics, Transcoding, Encryption and Delivery. Highly efficient workflows are built by simply selecting capabilities within each of these functionalities. Template-based workflows are also available, allowing for rapid, consistent configuration of system resources.
As cloud-native applications, VOS Cloud and VOS 360 feature the hallmarks of openness, scalability and agility. Support for OpenStack deployment environments and Harmonic APIs let you work the way you want, while usage-based pricing assures that you pay only for the functions actually used, helping you save on CAPEX and OPEX.
Configuration, deployment and management of Harmonic cloud solutions are made easy through our automated video workflow formation technology.
Operational simplicity is enhanced further by VOS’s ability to automatically deploy and load balance compute resources based on compute node availability.
In a cloud-based environment, the CPU can be used one day for live encoding and the next day for origin delivery, depending on the operator’s needs. All of this can be done via a simple, intuitive GUI that makes managing media processing tasks fast and easy compared with traditional infrastructure.
Cloud technology offers significant commercial benefits, particularly in terms of reducing the financial barriers to launching new channels and services. The cloud requires limited capital investment; operators can pay per use, eliminating the need to spend millions of dollars in equipment costs to introduce a new service or to designate toward an occasional use channel.