At NAB 2018, Cisco introduced new solutions, programmes and innovations to the Cisco Media Blueprint, a set of IP-based infrastructure and software solutions that securely accelerate the production, playout and distribution of immersive experiences. These included multi-cloud orchestration, application management and collaboration solutions.
Cisco CloudCenter is for managing multi-cloud workflows in order to simplify the support of hybrid IT strategies across data centre and private and public clouds. It automates deployment, migration and management of media-specific workflows.
AppDynamics, also introduced at NAB, is for application performance management. This solution ensures applications meet performance expectations, with automatic monitoring and faster mean-time-to-repair.
Multi-layered security architecture for media was another Cisco addition at the show. This delivers comprehensive visibility, segmentation and threat protection to secure premium content, infrastructure and business across media production, IT and multi-cloud environments.
Cisco also announced scalable and cloud-based media storage solutions with partners Cloudian, Scality and Swiftstack. These will enable more active data storage, management and access across multiple clouds.
Cisco has taken a leadership role to industrialise the media ecosystem around IP and cloud technology implementations and operations. “We are working with leading software providers, system integrators and technology ecosystem partners to ensure that joint customers navigate the transition to cloud and IP with confidence,” the company said in Las Vegas. “Our customers continue to realise the benefits of an open, cloud-based and IP-centric architecture to manage intense demands on their video production and distribution networks.”