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MediaKind to offer streaming solution as-a-service via Google Cloud

TV technology provider MediaKind has extended a partnership with Google Cloud to enable its Aquila Streaming solution to be offered as-a-service on the Google Cloud Platform.

The launch enables MediaKind customers to tap Google Cloud’s ecosystem to deploy its media processing capabilities and optimize the distribution of their OTT services, according to the company.

MediaKind says that the cloud-native Aquila Streaming solution can be deployed on bare metal, private cloud, or in any cloud service provider. Through the integration into the Google Cloud ecosystem, it now also provides access to a broader range of media applications and workloads through the cloud, in areas such as containerisation, AI, machine learning and the growing network of Android TV and Google Ad Insertion solutions, according to MediaKind.

MediaKind says that disaster recovery in Google Cloud also removes the need for a second headend system because the combination of Aquila Streaming and Google Cloud enables local headend services and applications to be backed up and can be restarted when required. MediaKind plans to further extend its Aquila Streaming solution capabilities later this summer, offering self-provisioning availability by tapping the Google Cloud Platform Marketplace.

Aquila Streaming is a convergent, cloud-based OTT headend solution that enables content to be received, transcoded, packaged, encrypted and delivered.

Last year MediaKind announced Google Cloud as the inaugural partner of the MediakKind Universe Alliance, a partnership programme for MediaKind technologies.

Angel Ruiz, CEO of MediaKind, said: “As consumer demand for live streamed content reaches an all-time high, service providers must find ever more creative methods to deliver quicker and more affordable OTT services at scale. By launching Aquila Streaming on Google Cloud Platform, our customers will benefit from a highly flexible service that adapts seamlessly to their existing infrastructure or digital transformation programme, whether purpose built as an on-premise or cloud native solution, hybrid cloud or part of an end-to-end as-a-service offering. Through deeper integration of our product portfolio on Google Cloud Platform, we can offer the necessary tools to create and deliver the best immersive media experiences on any device, with faster time to market, greater cost-efficiency and more flexible cost structures.”