Globecast Deploys Infrastructure as Code for Media Industry

Sports Video Group | February 26, 2020

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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Converged Infrastructure Enables Advanced IT Information Technology continues to evolve at a dizzying rate. With the advent of Virtualization and Cloud Computing the IT industry has taken a new path bringing together all of the core technologies used in the data center into preintegrated converged platforms that combine storage, network and compute.

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Converged Infrastructure Enables Advanced IT Information Technology continues to evolve at a dizzying rate. With the advent of Virtualization and Cloud Computing the IT industry has taken a new path bringing together all of the core technologies used in the data center into preintegrated converged platforms that combine storage, network and compute.

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STL establishes a Macro Radio Ecosystem 5G Multi-Band

prnewswire | December 09, 2020

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TYAN showcases optimized HPC platforms at ISC 2022

Tyan Computer | May 31, 2022

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TNS and Cellusys Partner With an Eye to the Future of 5G Roaming and Security

TNS | December 13, 2021

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