Open architectures are the only way to achieve secure, flexible and financially viable media platform
Date & Time
Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 5:15 PM - 5:45 PM
Stephen Tallamy Jason Thibeault

The rate of change has never been so great. Moore’s law is losing its potency, but the rate of change is still growing - in more ways than ever. It’s growing because of Increasing parallelism (in GPUs for example) Better optimisation within CPUs Better and more efficient software Rapidly increasing bandwidth in all contexts, leading to Increasingly powerful and usable distributed processing Ever increasing practical uses for AI and ML In a world that is changing more unpredictably than ever, an open architecture, based on Microservices and well-formed APIs not only allows as much flexibility and agility as is needed, but strongly mitigates against financial risk, while opening up new dimensions of performance in an optimally designed technology stack, from on-premise bare metal to the extremities of the cloud. In the presentation will dive deep into the following and explain how: Well architected cloud ecosystems are able to scale modern media workflows in dimensions that simply didn’t exist before. Scalable dimensions include geographical location, the technology stack between bare metal local servers and highly abstracted virtual processes in the cloud, the number of concurrent users, and the number of transactions per second (or, in the case of media - the number of concurrent streams between two endpoints). Openness means ease of interoperability with third-party products and services. This does not lead to either insecurity or inefficiency. In fact, the opposite is true. A well-architected system based around RESTful APIs, Microservices, containerisation and a performance-defining Service Mesh can not only be supremely efficient, but secure as well. The performance of an open system depends as much on a taut philosophy as the availability and application of technology. Designing optimised open systems takes determination and detail. Maximum flexibility is achieved when software elements are broken down into their most basic forms. The resulting Microservices do one task well and can expand their functional scope by talking to other microservices over an API. Well designed APIs enforce security and allow efficient communication at all appropriate levels without outside products and services. The cloud is ready to be the new natural home of open workflow architectures. There has never been such an exciting - and optimal - time to build the media workflow architecture of the future.

Technical Depth of Presentation
What Attendees will Benefit Most from this Presentation
Technical Managers/Executives, Technologists, IT Professionals, & Engineers
Take-Aways from this Presentation
The rate of change needs a specific and effective approach, which is detailed in this paper Open systems are the only way to deal with the rate of change An architecture based on secure APIs and Microservices is the best approach for a modern media management environment