Envivio, a leading provider of software-based video processing and delivery solutions, today announced that Envivio Muse encoding software now powers more than 10,000 live linear cable TV channels in a fully virtualised software environment, outputting nearly 33,000 live adaptive bitrate (ABR) streams delivered to millions of subscribers for multi-screen video services. This deployment—the first and largest of its kind in the industry—was launched over the past 12 months at a leading Tier 1 United States cable operator, using VMWare virtualisation and Envivio video processing solutions.
Envivio’s cloud software approach, designed to support both VMWare and OpenStack cloud software, provides great flexibility and elasticity, while also ensuring a robust, reliable and high quality video service. Performance in the virtual environment is not affected compared to a native hardware approach, thanks to software optimisation by Envivio.
“This industry-first deployment with one of the largest operators in the world is indicative of the quality and feature set of Envivio software and the promise of virtualisation and the cloud to further improve the video architecture,” says Julien Signès, Envivio’s president and CEO. “Video service providers can easily deploy Envivio software solutions in a virtualised private or public cloud environment, reducing operational costs while also simplifying upgrades and service expansion.”