Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Swiss Media
Cloud

Cloud infrastructure (IaaS) for multimedia applications
Swiss Media Cloud

The Swiss Media Cloud is an 'infrastructure as a service' (IaaS) platform that enables customers to run their applications efficiently, manage multimedia content and reach end users through a variety of digital vectors.

 

BACKGROUND

  • The classic IT infrastructure is increasingly unable to keep up with the needs of the latest generation of multimedia applications.
  • A shift from isolated solutions to a cloud solution to centralize and professionalize services.
  • The existing solutions were too expensive for the client. Costs should refer only to the volume actually used.

 

OBJECTIVES / REQUIREMENTS

  • To shift from a physical infrastructure to a cloud infrastructure that is distributed across multiple locations.
  • To be able to make changes and add services quickly and flexibly.
  • An alternative to maintaining an internal IT infrastructure.
  • Personal, client-oriented support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, where users have direct contact with engineers with new media expertise.
  • Location transparency. All the data and computer centres are located in Switzerland and subject to Swiss law exclusively.
  • A highly-available infrastructure in two data centres located directly at Internet peering points. A top quality service for end users thanks to low latency. Distribution via Swiss computer centres.
  • An automated infrastructure for high quality and efficient operation.
  • A state of the art network, computing and storage infrastructure for all media use cases (online, nearline, archiving) supported by multiple redundant content delivery infrastructures (CDN).
  • A scalable, flexible cloud platform for multimedia applications.
  • Transparent usage reporting: Charges based on actual usage.
  • The client has control over the infrastructure (self-service and automation) for greater independence and agility.

 

Interface für Kunden

Web management interface for client - network configuration.

Interface für Kunden

Web management interface for client – configure and create servers at the push of a button.

SOLUTION / FEATURES

  • Self-service portal (for computing, backup, storage and network services).
  • The client can select the computer centre. A computer centre can be allocated for each virtual server.
  • Multi-client capability, demarcation and isolation of the various client environments. Meets the highest security requirements.
  • Client-oriented service management processes (incident, problem and change processes) as well as short intervention times for service adjustments.
  • Superb disaster tolerance, excellent cost efficiency, high scalability, high bandwidths for online content delivery, as well as high levels of standardization, agility and flexibility.
  • The technology also distinguishes clearly between the hardware layer, cloud orchestration and the frontend layer.

 

  • The infrastructure can be automated using an open API (DevOps, continuous deployment and integration).
  • Servers (CPU, RAM, hard drive) can be prepared and scaled within minutes at the push of a button.
  • Local and global load balancing (between two computer centres) for load distribution and maximum availability.
  • A variety of storage levels – from high-performance storage with a short latency (SSD) to cost-effective nearline storage for multimedia archives.
  • Integration with configuration management tools (Puppet, Ansible) for a full automated infrastructure.
  • The infrastructure is agile and programmable, and can be scaled in seconds to respond to changes quickly.
  • Identical test, integration and production environments can be mirrored easily. 

 

Konsole

Automation: details of virtual machines on the console.

Automatisierung

Automation: creating predefined environments using the command line tool.

BENEFITS

  • Pay-as-you-go system: save time and money.
  • No need to operate an in-house IT infrastructure.
  • Automation and self-service for independence and agility.

 

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2'000 virtual machines

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8.8 PB media storage

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1.5 PB of data distributed each month

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73 EST hosts with a total of 17 TB RAM

 

 

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