With the move to the cloud, broadcasters have been faced with many new challenges. Chief among those is a shift from monolithic, primarily on-prem equipment to cloud-based systems and services. This includes a move toward a microservices-oriented architecture. The whole notion behind microservices is to use small, simple, focused services that do one thing reliably. This offers many advantages, but this can be tricky when it comes to making all of these microservices work seamlessly together (across vendors and across platforms). The good news is that organizations like the Open Services Alliance for Media, SMPTE and the EBU are helping to solve these challenges. We’ll dive into the challenges and some of the solutions that are emerging today.
Chris Lennon, Director, Standards Strategy in Ross Video’s Office of the CTO