Encompass Digital Media Launches Cisco-Powered CloudStream Platform
Encompass Digital Media has introduced CloudStream, a cloud-based platform powered by Cisco, to its suite of digital services. Encompass’ CloudStream solution enables TV networks, OTT operators and live event providers to quickly and efficiently generate new revenue opportunities by creating broadcast-quality multiscreen streams for their viewers.
“Encompass offers our clients a complete portfolio of video services providing a cost-effective alternative to building out their own operations,” says Chris Walters, Encompass CEO. “Combining CloudStream with our signal acquisition and managed services capabilities layered onto Cisco’s Media Data Center technology, we have created an industry-leading solution for OTT clients. We chose Cisco as a core component for CloudStream because of its expertise in building out the highly reliable infrastructure that is needed to support Encompass’ full suite of OTT services.”
CloudStream is an end-to-end managed service for linear channels and live events including monitoring and management tools, global dedicated digital NOCs and broadcast-quality SLA. The scalable private cloud solution is built on Cisco Media Data Center using the Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Infrastructure for Media which includes the Unified Computing System (UCS) virtualization server architecture and the Nexus Series Switches for the data center. Cloudstream features rapid channel deployment and extended services flexibility such as cDVR, and multi-DRM with the Cisco Virtualized Video Processing platform (V2P) for workflow orchestration
By using solutions from the Cisco Media Blueprint, Encompass is enhancing its secure infrastructure to support media and video processing applications in a scalable and fully virtualized cloud environment. This gives Encompass more flexibility to offer a full range of OTT and other services to its media clients looking to accelerate time to market for new content and services.
“This is exciting; across the industry, conversations are moving from technology to business outcomes and the announcement of CloudStream from Encompass is no exception,” says Conrad Clemson, SVP and GM, Service Provider Video Software, Cisco. “Their strategy of moving to the cloud to enable faster, better video services anywhere in the world is aligned with Cisco and we look forward to their ongoing success.”
CloudStream is available today to Encompass clients.