Synamedia, the world’s largest independent video software provider, announced it has signed an OEM agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to use HPE ProLiant servers to power its solutions and further advance its market-leading video network portfolio. This agreement will help customers optimize capital expenditure (CAPEX) with faster deployment, increased productivity, simplified operations, and enhanced end-to-end security.
Now more than ever before broadcasters and content owners need to deliver more channels and higher video quality to remain competitive. To do so cost-effectively, they are seeking to transition from hardware appliances to software solutions, and do so with proven, trusted technology partners. Synamedia’s video network portfolio features a software-defined video network that delivers one of the industry’s broadest solutions sets – centered on reliability, more uptime, and increased density – to help operators fully virtualize their networks and move their workflows to full software running on any cloud.
Synamedia’s software-defined video network in combination with its automation tools helps customers scale up and down in public, private, or hybrid cloud environments cost-effectively and efficiently, and launch 24/7 and/or pop-up channels on the infrastructure available. Its virtualized Digital Content Manager (DCM) offers exceptional video services for broadcasters, including live transcoding to multiple bit rates and formats, scalable video functions, best-in-class video quality, and an intuitive user interface. Additionally, its content delivery network (CDN) solution uniquely optimizes hardware provided by HPE to deliver the best combination of price and performance, with the ability to scale in minutes.
“We are dedicated to partnering with companies that share our commitment to transforming the way the world is entertained and informed. This is why we’re thrilled to work with HPE, who has just been recognized by Gartner for its commitment to evolving IT infrastructure,” said Julien Signes, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Video Network, Synamedia. “For scalability and channel availability, broadcasters, content owners and service providers must transition from hardware to software-based solutions, and they need to work with a partner who can manage the transition to a virtualized network, end-to-end, with reliability. Our portfolio and expertise offer the full package to help customers achieve this transformation, and working with a proven partner like HPE will help them get there quickly and securely.”
“As the consumption of digital media content continues to expand, and becomes a lifeline to many consumers given the current ‘shelter at home’ environment, content providers need robust infrastructure to deliver continuous information and entertainment services to consumers,” said Phillip Cutrone, vice president, and general manager, Worldwide OEM at HPE. “By combining HPE OEM ProLiant Gen 10 servers that extend industry-leading performance, security, and versatility, with Synamedia’s software-defined video network solutions, TV and media network providers can quickly deploy reliable, scalable platforms with a focus on extending and delivering enhanced experiences to customers.”