IBC 2018: Arista Networks and Nevion partner to provide media network solutions

Nevion has announced they are partnering with Arista Networks to provide media networks solutions for the broadcasting industry.

Arista and Nevion have developed a joint solution that features a close integration of Nevion’s orchestration and SDN control, VideoIPath, with Arista’s Extensible Operating System (EOS), which will be demonstrated at Arista’s booth (8.E30) at IBC 2018. The partnership also allows Nevion to act as a reseller of Arista software driven cloud networking solutions.

Andy Rayner, chief technologist at Nevion, explained: “The broadcast industry is experiencing the coming together of broadcast-specific requirements and standard IP networking technology. In particular, live-production needs a very low latency, 100% reliable, high-bandwidth transport of video, audio and data signals across both LANs and WANs. Our joint solution delivers on this.”

As part of the partnership, Nevion’s VideoIPath SDN control has been extended to include support for Arista’s EOS OpenConfig API. This allows VideoIPath to create deterministic connections across IP local and wide area networks, including the redundant paths, as well as to manage bandwidth – ensuring the performance required in live video broadcasting. VideoIPath also controls Nevion’s software-defined media nodes, Virtuosos, which provide the special broadcast media transport and processing capabilities of the overall joint solution.

Ed Chapman, VP of business development at Arista, concluded: “The combination of Nevion media orchestration and Arista’s EOS media and entertainment specific APIs delivers the control, reliability and scalability required for today’s high definition/4k broadcast networks.”

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