The Socionext Media Cloud solution incorporates up to 32 of our MB86M30 H.265 (HEVC) Multi-Format Codec ICs into a single 1RU form factor, enabling the server to handle 32 discrete 4K/60p channels of transcoding.
Socionext Media Cloud provides a 10x improvement for video processing in the data center while streamlining video processing, saving cost and adding advanced ABR functionality.
Why Today’s Data Center Servers Are Not the Right Solution
Conventional wisdom is that spinning up more servers is the most flexible and cost-effective way to keep up with the growing demands of video streaming over the internet. This is because, despite software being the fashionable choice, it is always hardware that comes to the rescue when costs are important.
There is, however, only so much that adding more hardware can accomplish. Power and space are an important part of the OPEX equation and the 1RU rack, limited to 1KW, can only accommodate so many server CPUs and GPUs.
All of which means that application specific hardware is often the most cost-effective answer to CAPEX headaches. Which is exactly what makes the Socionext Media Cloud an optimal transcoding solution for service providers.
The Democratization of Media Transformation
Paid video streaming services deploy ABR transcoding for premium content. But ABR has remained unviable for high volumes of streams, such as user generated content or carrier traffic at the edge of the network. Until now.
Socionext has teamed up with Advantech and SoftIron to offer a robust, low cost, and easily deployable solution that brings ABR media transformation to mass consumption.
The dense transcode servers offered by Advantech and SoftIron, powered by the Socionext Media cloud technology, solve the video processing challenge for current as well as future generation OTT codecs.
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