Vantage can simultaneously process on-premise and cloud-based content....in a single Workflow!
Since most media companies wish to continue to use their on-premise technology while moving new workflows and burst capacity to the cloud, the dominant on-premise market presence of the Vantage Media Processing Platform makes it the perfect choice to support these hybrid workflows. Vantage Cloud was created to address these applications.
With the new consumption-based actions in Vantage Cloud, users only pay for media processing results.
A game changer for running Vantage in the cloud. The easiest way to start processing your media that enables cloud-based and remote access to on-prem storage without requiring on-prem Vantage or interfering with your existing Vantage domains.
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Reuben Cohn, Vantage Cloud product manager, demonstrates an exciting new feature of Vantage Cloud that allows you to export entire Vantage workflows, run them in Telestream Cloud, and then access them remotely anywhere in the world.
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Telestream has deep cloud and hybrid experience, with SaaS solutions on its Telestream Cloud site, and powerful Vantage offerings on-premise and in the cloud via support for IaaS and diverse virtualized environments. With Vantage Cloud, as a Vantage user you can create powerful workflows that extend flexibly into the cloud with ease in just a few clicks, using all the tools you’re already familiar with. Using proven solid technology that extends Vantage with your choice of cloud services (including AWS, Azure and Google) you can:
Vantage users can ease into the cloud – a hybrid approach is a natural next step for existing systems.
In addition to the flexible licensing options already available for the Vantage Media Processing Platform, Vantage Cloud enables consumption-based operation (and pricing) for Vantage actions. More specifically, Vantage Cloud defines a set of media processing actions which can be run in a consumption-based, SaaS mode. These Vantage Cloud actions tackle the heavy-duty media processing while Vantage software handles workflow design and orchestration.
There are two major aspects to Vantage Cloud:
1. Vantage workflow design and orchestration
2. Cloud-enabled actions
Workflows are built with the Vantage Workflow Designer and run by the Vantage orchestration engine. Vantage users own their workflows and determine where the orchestration engine runs and who has access. Adding Vantage Cloud does not change this operating model.
Vantage Cloud enables actions placed in a cloud-mode to run within Vantage workflows—providing the same outcomes as infrastructure-based Vantage actions but with a consumption-based operating (and pricing) model.
Whenever a Vantage action is cloud-enabled via Vantage Cloud, a Telestream Cloud icon is added to the action within the Vantage workflow (see example diagram), and operators are presented with a cost to run a Vantage Cloud action at the time of configuration.
And while a Telestream Cloud account is required to be able to leverage Vantage Cloud, all of the workflow design and orchestration happens within the Vantage Media Processing Platform. Vantage Cloud users reference their Telestream Cloud console for information about minutes used and billing totals for their cloud-enabled actions.
Actions that can be cloud-enabled with Vantage Cloud include:
Workflows with cloud-enabled actions (via Vantage Cloud) can have a characteristic where “workflows follow the media.” This is accomplished by designing workflows with Decide actions and a new location action to conditionally route files. If media lives in the cloud, Vantage Cloud actions can process it there. When necessary, Vantage Cloud actions can automatically move media to the cloud, which is most efficient when media is headed for cloud storage anyway. Workflows can be set up to make decisions on whether to process “on-prem” or in the cloud. Being “storage-aware” means Vantage workflows with Vantage Cloud actions are seamless across storage locations. Furthermore, Vantage Cloud actions can be switched from local to SaaS mode to expand capacity and to respond to resource demands.
With Vantage Cloud, operators can manually configure existing actions for SaaS mode or dynamically scale out the necessary processing resources as close to the content as possible. For example, Vantage Cloud actions can burst to SaaS mode automatically when system load reaches a predetermined threshold. Workflows would be manually configured to do this using a new Utilization action to produce variables, and Decide actions to act upon the variables.
Vantage Cloud couples the power of Vantage with the simplicity of SaaS. New advanced workflows can leverage cloud processing without any onboarding. To take advantage of Vantage Cloud, you simply install Vantage 8.0 and you can begin to augment your on-premise processing.