Presenting its DataMiner data centre and virtualisation solutions at IBC is Skyline Communications, a specialist in multi-vendor network management and orchestration platforms.
Data centre technology is at the heart of any modern media operation, said the company, whether an organisation is a content creator, an aggregator or a service provider, the need for higher flexibility and scalability is ever present. However Skyline claimed virtualisation, high-speed IP switching and routing, and on- and off-premises processing bring a number of challenges for monitoring, orchestration and media workflows.
To avoid getting lost in a sea of different management tools, controllers and so on, only a true end-to-end monitoring and orchestration platform can fill the gaps, the company added.
According to Skyline, 360° visibility, orchestration and automation are essential to any NMS/OSS platform for media data centres. DataMiner not only controls and monitors each individual microservice (east-west), but also understands how the individual layers in the stack work together to deliver the media service (north-south).
Continued strategic innovation on the platform in areas of advanced analytics, end-to-end orchestration and automation, and gateway functions to broadcast OSS/BSS systems mean that
DataMiner is able to handle full stack management, said the company.