Globecast Deploys Infrastructure as Code for Media Industry

Sports Video Group | February 26, 2020

Globecast Deploys Infrastructure as Code for Media Industry
Globecast is haling the emergence of Infrastructure as Code (IaC) as a gamechanger for the media entertainment industry and has begun deployment of the technology. IaC is the process of creating and managing cloud-based technologies using scripts – hence code – to do so. The script is then “read”, or accepted, by systems like AWS’ CloudFormation or the cloud-agnostic solution from Terraform. The systems created using IaC can be as simple or as complex as required i.e. entirely cloud-based complex playout infrastructure can be generated far more quickly and cost-effectively via this method. ,“Take the example of deploying a new cloud-based platform for a customer using Infrastructure as Code,” says Ian Redgewell, Head of Media Management, Globecast. “Everything that needs to happen – the 50 servers we need, the software we need to run on those servers, the network, all the IP addresses, the user accounts, the security permissions – all of these can be written into a single document using the correct code. That is then run through the aforementioned systems and the infrastructure is created.”

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Transform your infrastructure today with accelerated application delivery, scalability, security, and ease of management. Learn more at: www.cisco.com/go/acicitrix www.citrix.com/netscaler/cisco Sources: 1 Cisco, “Cisco 2016 Annual Security Report,” January 2016. 2 KPMG, “Global CEO Outlook 2015: The growth imperative in a more competitive environment,” July 2015. 3 ZK Research White Paper, 2014. 4 CIO, “2016 State of the CIO Survey,” January 2016. © Copyright 2016. Portions Citrix and portions Cisco. All rights reserved. Citrix NetScaler is a trademark of Citrix Systems, Inc. and/or one of its subsidiaries, and may be registered in the U.S. and other countries. Cisco and the Cisco logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cisco and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. “We are excited by the direction Citrix has taken with NetScaler and their integration with Cisco ACI.

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Transform your infrastructure today with accelerated application delivery, scalability, security, and ease of management. Learn more at: www.cisco.com/go/acicitrix www.citrix.com/netscaler/cisco Sources: 1 Cisco, “Cisco 2016 Annual Security Report,” January 2016. 2 KPMG, “Global CEO Outlook 2015: The growth imperative in a more competitive environment,” July 2015. 3 ZK Research White Paper, 2014. 4 CIO, “2016 State of the CIO Survey,” January 2016. © Copyright 2016. Portions Citrix and portions Cisco. All rights reserved. Citrix NetScaler is a trademark of Citrix Systems, Inc. and/or one of its subsidiaries, and may be registered in the U.S. and other countries. Cisco and the Cisco logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cisco and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. “We are excited by the direction Citrix has taken with NetScaler and their integration with Cisco ACI.

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