ADLINK White Paper: Manage Media Processing Challenges in the Cloud Era

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    Manage Media Processing Challenges in the Cloud Era using ADLINK's Media Cloud Server


    Media applications are mobile. People want the flexibility to access applications from any device, anywhere, anytime, without compromising quality due to latency or visualization. In order to provide media application flexibility and deal with the explosive growth of video data, digital security surveillance and video streaming service providers are moving their video service applications to the cloud. Video conferencing service providers are following suit, because moving the conferencing server to the cloud makes it possible to share conferencing resources more efficiently. In addition, the introduction of cloud-friendly Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC) brings the benefit of a pure browser-based, plug-in free client.


    To stay ahead of cloud migration in the media market, video service providers must find a way to move their services to the cloud. On the other hand, they must also make efforts to add new eye-catching video services to their cloud-based media products. Therefore, we’ve seen many fashionable media terms popping out in recent years, such as 4K video, video-based social networking, web-based video conferencing, and cloud-based video analytics. These new video services require a cloud-friendly hardware architecture and faster video processing speed, which present more media processing challenges to the video service providers.


    Starting with the introduction of mainstream video service applications, this white paper analyzes development trends and challenges posed to service providers. We’ll also introduce the ADLINK Media Cloud Server (MCS-2040) and outline how it works together with MediaManager software to provide a high-performance Application Ready Intelligent Platform (ARiP) for video services, allowing the customer to conquer media processing challenges in the cloud era.