Telefónica’s OTT platform ensures availability with Harmonic’s SaaS Cloud Solution

Harmonic has recently announced that Telefonica Spain, a telecommunication company, has implemented Harmonic’s VOS®360. The aim of the company is to be more reliable and flexible disaster recovery. Also, the VOS360 will reintegrate the entire infrastructure of Telefonica’s OTT platform, known as Movistar +. This solution optimizes resources, provides instant scaling of the live 24/7 channels and keeps costs low through usage-based pricing.

“Rather than recreating our physical infrastructure at a backup location, we successfully replicated the configuration on the cloud using Harmonic’s VOS360 platform. This redundant service is not only cost-saving, it’s also flexible and ensures our ability to test new channels and deliver short-term events as our video streaming service evolves”, said Eugenio Lojo, head of transmission and conditional access, Telefonica.

An advanced DevOps team ensures that services are always available for subscribers. The VOS360 SaaS also provides rapid scaling, enabling Telefonica Spain to quickly secure the entire channel lineup or just a single channel for the duration of a premium event. Based on a pay-per-use business model, Harmonic’s service is activated on demand, providing the operator with the flexibility to pay for services as needed, whether it’s for a day, week or month.

“Our VOS360 platform’s cloud-based recovery service can be activated in minutes, which is a testament to the speed and elasticity that our recovery-in-the-cloud service provides”, has commented Shahar Bar, senior vice president, video products and corporate development, at Harmonic.

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