ReCloud Media Processing
Embracing Cloud Computing for MRF Media Processing and IMS Applications
By: Adnan Saleem, Chief Architect, Radisys
Ray Adensamer, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Radisys
Cloud computing is gaining momentum as a substitute for traditional IT infrastructure, due in large part to its on-demand model for providing computing resources. In “Have it your way” fashion, companies and institutions can choose from different categories of service, ranging from basic server instances to complete application delivery platforms, as offered by Salesforce.com. Leveraging capacity already in place, businesses can quickly deploy new applications with less development effort, capital investment and ongoing support.
Telecom service providers, looking to derive the same benefits, are now investigating cloud computing for delivering IP media services across public and private networks. A significant hurdle is that public Internet networks were not designed to satisfy the telecom industry’s more stringent requirements around real-time performance and reliability. In fact, the Internet operates on a best-effort delivery model, which poses issues for time-constrained multimedia data, such as video and audio. Still, cloud computing for IP media services using Intel® multi-core server platforms is a viable option for telecom service providers who are aware of the technical challenges and take proactive steps to address them.
For those developing cloud-based telecom solutions, this paper examines some of the major considerations associated with deploying IP media services, such as VoIP, video, fax and conference mixing.