Telestream Get’s SaaSy With Vantage Cloud Port

Telestream announces Vantage Cloud Port, a SaaS approach to media processing workflows.

Vantage Cloud Port allows Cloud execution of  Telestream Vantage processing actions using what are called containerized micro-services “with engines identical to on-prem services”. These modular, building blocks can optimize both brownfield and greenfield deployments. Any existing or new Vantage installation can transfer specific processes to/from the cloud provider of choice. Existing Vantage users also gain access to cloud-capable actions even if those actions are unlicensed in their on-premises Vantage system.

Vantage logic is configured to decide if processing is to be done on-prem or in the cloud based on media location and/or domain utilization.

Max Denton, Product Manager at Telestream explained: “Every workflow is unique, and organizations require a media processing solution that can intelligently adapt and scale on demand. The cloud is not always the best choice to process media, and neither is on-prem. Frequently, a hybrid approach is required since efficiencies and cost savings can only come from processing media where it resides, minimizing ingress and egress. Vantage Cloud Port can implement jobs from a repository of containerized version-matched Vantage processing engines in the cloud. This enables flexible, intelligent hybrid media processing workflows built on the foundation of Vantage.”

Vantage Cloud Port offers a claimed '100% OPEX predictable' SaaS pricing. Says Scott Murray, VP Product Management, “Now, more than ever, it’s crucial for organizations to compress time to market and increase unit volume throughput and Vantage Cloud Port finally makes that easy Vantage Cloud Port, running on Telestream Cloud, represents a simple, deterministic approach for billing based on output content minute. A single vendor, multi-cloud SaaS model means one bill to pay for execution, compute, and management. Compute resources are deployed in whichever cloud provider hosts the media.

“When utilizing the cloud, it’s very important to have pricing that is predictable and competitive,” says Murray. “When building a Vantage workflow, any actions set to ‘cloud mode’ indicate a per-minute processing price. This transparent, à la carte model translates customer requirements into easily understood usage-based pricing.”

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