Red Bee Media using Synamedia Quortex for live-streaming disaster recovery

Media services provider Red Bee Media is deploying Synamedia Quortex just-in-time technology for disaster recovery for live streaming services. 

According to Synamedia, by provisioning back-up resources only when required, Quortex’s cloud-native solution offers cost savings for disaster recovery as well as reducing energy use and helping Red Bee Media meet its sustainability goals.

Red Bee has been a Quortex customer since 2018, using its just-in-time architecture to support OTT for video, live events and radio. Red Bee uses Quortex to build streams on-the-fly, based on viewers’ locations, devices and time zones.

Marc Baillavoine, Synamedia Quortex

The technology is designed to adapt to unpredictable infrastructure and audience demands by automatically scaling resources up and down, while taking advantage of spot instances that use spare cloud capacity at a lower than typical cost, according to Synamedia.

Synamedia says that Quortex’s pay-as-you-stream, just-in-time, cloud model is suited to unpredictable events like service outages, providing considerable savings over other cloud-based disaster recovery approaches which duplicate the entire platform continuously.

The product is based on multi-tenant SaaS technology that can automatically spin up workflows on demand, the company said.

Quortex was acquired by Synamedia in July 2022 and complements Synamedia Vivid Workflow-as-a-Service (WaaS).

Olivier Braun, product manager of streaming services at Red Bee, said: “It was easy to extend and configure Quortex as a key component of our disaster recovery for streaming services. Setting up each channel only takes a couple of minutes, and Quortex’s just-in-time processing model meets our needs for a cost-effective, yet immediately available, disaster recovery environment.”

Marc Baillavoine, senior director of product management at Synamedia, said: “We continue to demonstrate the power of just-in-time content processing for Red Bee. Using DevOps tools, we easily integrated with Red Bee’s managed OTT back end, making it possible to automatically deploy and configure tens of live streams in minutes on any cloud provider anywhere. Now, we are extending our partnership with disaster recovery that springs to life only when needed, helping Red Bee build robust streaming environments whilst making substantial cost and energy savings.”

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