Zixi announces alliance with Google Cloud

Logos of Zixi and Google Cloud

Zixi, a company that enables live broadcast-quality video over IP, and architect of the Software-Defined Video Platform (SDVP), has announced a partnership with Google Cloud that allows companies in the media, telecommunications and entertainment verticals to deliver end-to-end broadcast quality live video solutions over IP using Google Cloud.

The Zixi SDVP has been integrated with Google Cloud leveraging the Google Cloud infrastructure and platform capabilities and extensive Zixi APIs. Users can now deploy Zixi Broadcasters using Zixi ZEN Master and have access to comprehensive telemetry data on the network, transport, intra-cloud delivery and associated edge devices in the end-to-end workflow. The ZEN Master control plane enables users to manage large-scale configurations to orchestrate, analyze, monitor, alert and report on live video streams and devices across the Zixi Enabled Network of customers, integrated devices and platforms and service providers standardized on Zixi.

The Zixi SDVP has also been natively integrated with Google Compute Engine storage to facilitate contribution and distribution to content and broadcast partners. The Zixi SDVP accepts 17 industry protocols and containers including Zixi, NDI, RIST, SRT, TCP BBR, Multipath TCP and WebRTC among others. Zixi has “he only platform and protocol” that can provide five and six nines availability utilizing patent pending sequenced hitless and bonded hitless failover over mixed IP networks such as internet, fiber, satellite and cellular.

“Thanks to partners like Zixi, we are seeing a tremendous shift in behavior in the media, telecommunications and entertainment market,” said Kip Schauer, Global Head of Media and Entertainment Partnerships, at Google. “Broadcasters and content producers are now able to acquire and distribute live video signals utilizing Google Cloud via any IP network and Zixi’s software which supports over 17 protocols. We look forward to our continued work together to support customers in the industry.”

“Google Cloud’s integration with Zixi’s reliable and secure broadcast-quality video transport and real-time network traffic and video monitoring allows users to focus on content, not transport infrastructures,” added Eunice Park, VP Global Sales & Revenue, Zixi. “This alliance with Google Cloud is another milestone in our mission to enable broadcasters the ability to develop new and creative services as the industry continues to evolve.”

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