Taking too much time creating channels means you’re missing out on revenue. And, what is the plan when something goes wrong?
Without proper monitoring and instant channel creation, one-off events might not be feasible, and by the time you do get your channel up and running, a backlog of content coming in creates bottlenecks…meaning less content for your viewers, and less revenue for you.
No – this is a long-term process. Hybrid architectures will exist for a long time due to cost & resource trade-offs. OptiQ is designed to provide choice and enable new ways to generate revenue from valuable content.
An OptiQ “channel” is a live adaptive stream packaged in a common format e.g. HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) and/or Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH). Adaptive manifests and video chunks are either pushed directly to an appropriate CDN for delivery or to a local origin server which the CDN providers can “pull” from.
Redundancy is provided through the use of “templates” for the channel creation. Redundancy can be within the same cloud, or across multiple clouds. This also allows for shifting of load over time based on costs from the different cloud providers. A premium channel may have multiple redundant paths, whereas a lower value channel may not have redundancy at all.
In moving to a dynamic software architecture where capabilities can be instantiated on demand, additional possibilities for self-healing/self-optimizing/self-scaling (“Self-X”) capabilities are also enabled. A critical piece of this is a real-time feedback loop, and this is where the Telestream video monitoring solutions provide a key aspect. By combining dynamic orchestration with real-time diagnostics, we start paving the way for true self-X capabilities around video streaming.