Highlights / Key Facts
- The deployment process includes consolidation of 80% of Discovery's critical back-office support systems, applications and network connectivity, and it provides access to Equinix Media Cloud Ecosystem for Entertainment (EMCEE™) which supplies a gateway to media services in the public cloud.
- Leveraging an IOA on Platform Equinix™, Discovery gained a localized delivery of cloud-supported services with secure, direct connections to effectively reduce cost. Developed by
Equinix, IOA is a proven and repeatable engagement model that shifts the fundamental IT delivery architecture from siloed and centralized to interconnected and distributed. Only Platform Equinix provides the critical building blocks to implement this architecture – a global footprint of data centers, dense cloud and service provider ecosystems, and the ability to integrate data and analytics at the edge. Equinix'sglobal interconnection platform provides media and entertainment companies with industry-leading solutions including Equinix Cloud Exchange, which provides direct access to major cloud service providers including AWS, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Softlayer, and Microsoft Azure and Office 365. Equinix, along with Discovery's Senior Vice President of Infrastructure Services, Dave Duvall, will be discussing the new media & entertainment industry at the digital edge during a fireside chat at the NAB Show 2017, at 12pm PTon April 25in the CMIP Theater.The NAB Show takes place April 24-27at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
David Duvall, Senior Vice President of Infrastructure & Support Services, Discovery Communications:
"The cloud is the future for digital media and entertainment – the agility and cost advantages are immense. Once we started our digital journey, it was quickly apparent that we needed a neutral interconnect partner who would enable us to connect our entire ecosystem physically and virtually, allowing us to scale up or down to address current and future requirements.
Equinixhas been key to Discovery's success with this digital transformation, and we look forward to expanding our network with Equinixas we grow our global business. Tony Bishop, Vice President, Global Vertical Strategy and Marketing, Equinix:
"In this connected era, industry leaders like Discovery are rethinking content from creation to distribution in order to drive innovation and manage a global digital supply chain for an on-demand, multi-screen customer base. The IOA approach provides a robust, secure and neutral framework for Discovery's new cloud-based paradigm, enabling the company to achieve the agility, efficiency and quality of experience they need to be successful in the digital age."
- Connecting the New Digital Media Ecosystem [info paper]
- IOA for EMCEE [white paper]
- Discovery Communications Digital Journey with
Forward Looking Statements
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