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All speed to the cloud

Three open source cloud infrastructure deployment models are being launched by Kontron at IBC this week – two based on OpenStack and one based on containers.

These are combined with Kontron’s converged video hardware solutions and ISV partner software to enable broadcasters and service providers to deploy new cloud-based video services with greater speed, versatility and operational efficiency.

Kontron is also demonstrating flexible solutions for 4K video encode/decode on bare metal servers orchestrated by OpenStack (Ironic): one software-only based solution that supports 10-bit 4K HDR video streams on Intel Xeon E3 Series with integrated GPUs; and one based on FPGA hardware running ultra-low latency 12-bit 4Kp60 decode software.

Both address the ever-growing need to depend on bare metal cloud infrastructure to reduce expenses and maximise efficiencies for UHD video services in TV broadcasting and web streaming.

Kontron is also showcasing how to set up ‘containerised’ video transcoding installations using the Canonical Kubernetes Charm, and the Intel Studio Server SDK that taps the Intel GPU to execute video workloads.

All demos run on Kontron SYMKLOUD hardware, which also forms the basis of the new turnkey SYMKLOUD OpenStack Platform that streams video across virtual machines.