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InMedia

Open Video Services
Built On OpenStack
T

he networking trend regardless
of what type of service provider
you are is the virtualisation of network
functions, or, Network Functions
Virtualisation (NFV). And yet, it's
more than just a trend, it's an entire
movement of industry players seeking
a standardised way to leverage the
elasticity and lower operational costs
of IT gear in public and/or private
clouds.
At the core of NFV is another default
tool - OpenStack. This open source
cloud provisioning software tool forms
the basis of NFV infrastructure and is
the support structure to run virtual
network functions (VNFs).
So how does a video industry
still filled with rigid proprietary
infrastructure make the transition?
Yes, video is complex, especially in
this era of multiscreen consumption.
However managing video workflows
at the headend for video acquisition,
processing,
recording,
storage,
packaging, play-out, and delivery
can be wholly or in part deployed
at the data centre. The goal is to
automate and better orchestrate video
workloads, and thereby drive down
infrastructure opex and capex costs
and by a wide margin.
Scalability
The key word for digital broadcasters
and service providers is: scale. From
ingest, processing and delivery, more
vendors are creating virtualised
network functions that can perform
encoding, multiplexing, ad splicing,
encrypting, transcoding, recording,
and so on, within an NFV/cloud
environment.
These
VNFs
can
automatically scale up or down across
an efficiently deployed number of IT
resources to handle the peaks

Datacentre deployment

and valleys of video viewing habits,
whether it is on demand or with live
streaming events. More importantly,
these can also recover instantaneously
from network outages or hardware/
software failures using available
software defined orchestration tools
to maintain an increasingly important
subscriber Quality of Experience (QoE).
So while the video ecosystem
continues its march to transition from
SDI to an all-IP cloud infrastructure
there are other technologies that
are enhancing the NFV concept even
further. In particular, microservices
using container (Docker) technology
is at the forefront of creating new
efficiencies to virtualise video
functions, where applications are
deployed right onto the host OS
without using a hypervisor or guest
OS, thus further reducing the time
to instantiate new network services.
This, of course, is complemented
by new orchestration tools such
as Kubernetes, Swarm and Mesos,
to manage the automated process
of assigning 'containers' to
the best available
resource.

Right Stuff:
Kontron SYMKLOUD

So what about all that underlying
hardware? Surely as standard
commodity equipment there are no
'politics' involved since any virtualised
video application will run 'agnostic' on
any x86, or compatible, hardware.
However, the realistic view is that
selecting the right type of hardware
still matters, significantly. Service
providers need to weigh many factors
to ensure high availability of services,
appropriate power and cooling costs,
density of workloads per platform,
and a low-as-possible total cost of
ownership.
SYMKLOUD
Already deployed successfully for
multiple cloud based video delivery
solutions are the MS29xx series of
converged infrastructure platforms
from the Kontron SYMKLOUD portfolio.
While not a blade server and not a
microserver, this high density 2U
platform neatly blends telco grade
features with the economics of
cloud computing. Integrated into the
hardware design are nine modular
compute resources each with one
or two independent processors with
dedicated memory and storage. To
reduce cabling and simplify resource
management are two front-end
modular switches that can supply
redundant 1GbE, 10GbE, or 20GbE
data traffic to each of the nine
nodes, in addition to supporting
separated redundant control plane
traffic.
From the telco world, Kontron has
long recognised the importance of NFV

and has made SYMKLOUD hardware an
integral part of its NFV infrastructure
strategy. As cloud and NFV continue
to gain traction among operators to
deliver video services with increased
agility, the SYMKLOUD MS29xx series
has recently been re-introduced as
an off-the-shelf, ready to deploy
OpenStack Platform using Canonical
Ubuntu OpenStack.
Integration
Kontron has removed all the
complexity of integrating OpenStack
with SYMKLOUD hardware without
tweaking or forking any portion of
OpenStack. Equally important to
service providers is being able to take
advantage of Kontron's continuous
integration efforts to leverage the
latest OpenStack community efforts
by supporting each new software
release. The result is an open source
SYMKLOUD platform to run open
video services in either bare metal
or as virtualised instances. Kontron
has taken a stringent approach to
maintaining an open source strategy
on 'whitebox' hardware to eliminate
any vendor locked-in pressures.
To learn more, at the NAB Show
Kontron will showcase various cloudbased video use cases on different
x86 CPU-GPU deployment models
that provide ultra-high-density video
delivery workloads using existing
SYMKLOUD hardware, plus new and
interesting 1U hardware form factors.
See Kontron at NABSHOW in the
upper level of the South Hall, CMIP
Pavilion, booth SU13605CM.
www.symkloud.com
OpenStack forms the basis
of Network Functions
Virtualisation


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