Envivio debuts cloud-based processing, launches G5 encoder

Compression specialist Envivio has used the NAB Show to unveil new cloud-based video processing solutions, integrating its Envivio Muse software-based encoders and Envivio Halo network media processors into an OpenStack-based cloud software.

Envivio has also turned to OTT streaming platform provider 1 Mainstream to deliver a joint cloud-based video service.

Cyrille Berson, director, product management at Envivio, said that the company had enabled its software to run on virtual machines in the cloud, enabling service providers to reduce capital and operational expenses.

Envivio’s software has been virtualised and commercially deployed at a cable operator in the US, using VMWare’s virtualisation and cloud infrastructure solutions. Envivio and 1 Mainstream have also already teamed to deliver a cloud video service for a Tier 1 operator in Europe that wanted to quickly deliver live OTT channels to the big screen, according to the company.

Separately, Envivio has used the show to launch its G5 family of Intel-based server appliances. The new platform uses the Intel Xeon IvyBridge processor and provides and delivers 4Kp60 video. According to Envivio, operators using its Muse Live encoders on the paltform can deliver up to 100 high quality SD or 20 HD channels in a 2RU configuration, and the platform’s rack space requirements can be reduced by nearly 40% and power consumption by more than 30% compared to the previous generation of Envivio appliances.