In a recent turn of events, Harmonic, the world leader in video delivery, has reportedly declared that the Harmonic VOS® 360 SaaS solution would now be available on Microsoft Azure with Akamai Media Delivery offering the video content.
If reports are to be believed, this joint offering allows service providers and video content to take up a more modern, scalable, and agile media delivery and processing workflow which eradicates egress expenses and augments geographical reach.
Shahar Bar, Senior VP, Corporate Development, Harmonic, was quoted stating that company’s VOS360 SaaS solution available on Microsoft Azure, having Akamai as its delivery associate, provides media firms a blend of best-in-class services, allowing them to make the most of the high demand for premium quality video streaming. Bar also said that Azure’s worldwide outreach provides the company access to data centers across customer locations, precisely addressing Harmonic’s surging global OTT business.
Bob DeHaven, Global GM, Media & Communications, Microsoft mentioned that customers are increasingly demanding flawless video and more content on each display screen, which has increased the demand for scalable, reliable, and simple video streaming services. BoB added that VOS360 SaaS powered by Azure and delivered by Akamai CDN is a giant, integrated platform developed to deliver high quality video experiences to users across the globe.
According to a press release by the Harmonic, VOS360 SaaS encompasses full media processing chain, enabling service providers and content to introduce revenue-producing OTT services more quickly than ever. Azure reportedly provides media firms a smart cloud-based service which unlocks collaboration and creativity, helps in bringing content to the market faster, and expedites monetization and engagement. VOS360 SaaS will capitalize on Akamai’s worldwide CDN for safe delivery of video content, offering unparalleled customer service, analytics, and constant monitoring, cited sources.
Reportedly, Harmonic has plans to showcase the VOS360 SaaS, in Las Vegas at the 2019 NAB Show, between April 8-11.