Broadcast Beat Magazine September, 2015 - Page 46

Utilizing cloud infrastructure, Aspera’s On Demand Server was able to scale up to accommodate massive spikes in transfer demand for each game. The new Auto-Scale Cluster Manager solution enabled the dynamic provisioning of transfer server instances in the cloud as game coverage began and de-provisioned servers as games finished and transfer requirements ended. This allowed the organizers to have exactly as much capacity as they needed, exactly when they needed it, and without having to pay for more.

Aspera’s FASP technology is widely used and proven to deliver the fastest and most predictable file transfers to its users under the most challenging situations. With complete management of bandwidth and uncompromising security levels, Aspera’s solution meets the levels of reliability and security that broadcasters demand.

Whether it’s for routine delivery of programming to online platforms or to offer multiple angles of live events, online web viewing and second screen services are vital tools in capturing and retaining the loyalty of today’s audiences while bolstering revenues. As the industry makes its transition to a software-defined and IP-network centric future, the cloud delivers real business benefits by boosting capacity effectively and affordably. The key to making it all work is fast and reliable collaboration between media organizations via high-speed Aspera transfers to the cloud.

Connecting the Cloud, cont'd.

Richard Heitmann is VP of Marketing for Aspera, an IBM Company. He has held that position since 2011.

A Meeting Place During IBC

Need a quiet place to think, talk or finalize a deal? Consider using the Business Lounge at IBC. The Business Lounge has a number of private meeting rooms, lounge seating, Wi-Fi, computers photocopy facilities and catering facilities.

There are 8 meeting rooms that can each hold up to 10 people

Meeting slots can be booked in 50 minute slots - you are limited to two slots per day

Each meeting room is equipped with a large table, chairs for each attendee, wi-fi and a power socket

Other services (including catering) can be arranged directly through the RAI banqueting team (email: - Tel: +31 20 549 1928)

The Business Lounge may be accessed using the Auditorium entrance which is located to the left of the IBC Big Screen (Entrance G) and is open to all IBC Attendees to use. There is no charge for the use of the lounge of meeting rooms.

The Business Lounge wil be open from Friday 11 September - Tuesday 15 September at the following times:

Friday - Monday: 10: - 17:00

Tuesday - 10:00 - 15:00

For more details and to create a reservation system account, click here.


IBC Issue September 2015