IT decision makers target cloud solutions

A report from Nutanix has found that IT decision makers plan to massively increase their companies’ cloud usage – using a combination of private cloud and third-party, public cloud services, with orchestration between the two platforms.

IT decision makers target cloud solutions
IT decision makers target cloud solutions

Nutanix said enterprises plan to increase cloud usage, with workloads running in both private and public clouds expected to jump nearly 20% in two years. The company 56% of respondents expected to be using private and public clouds within two years. The findings also revealed that application mobility across any cloud is a top priority for 97% of respondents.

Security is top of mind for determining workloads: 71% of respondents surveyed for the report ranked data security and regulatory compliance as the top factor in determining where to provision their workloads. This was followed by performance at 62%, ease of management at 53%, and cost at 52%.

R&S PRISMON.cloud monitoring solution at NAB 2019

Rohde & Schwarz has expanded its R&S PRISMON product family by adding R&S PRISMON.cloud, a cloud-based A/V OTT monitoring solution that broadcasters and content providers can deploy quickly and without dedicated hardware.

An intuitive analysis dashboard displays the latest quality of service (QoS) data to respond to errors in real time. The flexible and scalable pricing model allows users to reduce investment costs (CAPEX) by ordering their individual monitoring services based on current requirements.

Microsoft Azure

After extensive evaluation of multiple cloud service providers, Rohde & Schwarz selected Microsoft Azure to provide our worldwide customers with a fully managed Software-as-a-Service from many locations, on every continent service for R&S PRISMON.cloud.

Azure is the only consistent hybrid cloud, has more regions than any other cloud service provider, delivers unparalleled developer productivity and offers more comprehensive compliance coverage – including meeting the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Designed for OTT service providers

Constantly changing consumer behaviour means OTT service providers have to adapt to new transmission paths. Permanent error monitoring and the resulting quality assurance, especially of audio and video data, are the key to high customer satisfaction.

R&S PRISMON.cloud was designed to enable OTT providers to quickly and easily adapt their monitoring infrastructure, for example when peak loads during the transmission of large events require extended service. Thanks to the easy-to-use setup wizard, it only takes minutes to add new virtual sensors at different locations and connect them to the dashboard at anytime. A live multiview function, automated analysis of A/V data and error assignment in real time make it possible to permanently measure the QoS, store it in a cloud and visualize it in a timeline format on a web interface.

In combination with the widely used on-premise R&S PRISMON monitoring solution, analysis data from physical and virtual sensors can be displayed on a single dashboard. End-to-end analyses quickly and easily reveal errors such as deterioration of video or audio quality or poor CDN performance as a cause of churn – with just one tool.

The software as a service model allows Rohde & Schwarz to continuously develop R&S PRISMON.cloud and keep users up to date with regular updates – even on mobile phones and tablets.

R&S PRISMON.cloud is available in three service packages: silver, gold and soon platinum. These packages can be ordered in the Rohde & Schwarz App Store as three-month and twelve-month subscriptions. The international rollout will start in the USA and selected countries in Europe when the NAB begins.

Posted by Chris Dickinson, technology journalist and editor of the Always On blog. May 1, 2019.

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Designed for cloud based analysis of media streams delivered OTT to consumers this monitoring-as-a-service solution expands the view of professional media companies outside their own premises.

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  • Automatic analysis of media stream with real time fault detection
  • Easy to deploy with set up wizard
  • Highly flexible use models for event driven usage peaks

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