From June 26 to 28, Skyline Communications is presenting its game-changing DataMiner Service and Resource Management (SRM) suite at BroadcastAsia and CommunicAsia in Singapore. This powerful software suite combines numerous sophisticated DataMiner capabilities to take care of automation, orchestration and service performance monitoring. It provides accelerated service design, delivery and assurance with simplified, consistent and predictable operation during the entire service life cycle.
For any broadcaster, network operator or service provider, automation and orchestration bring indispensable benefits: operational cost savings by automating processes and executing them in a reliable manner, capex savings as a result of smart utilization of the available infrastructure and inventory, and the flexibility to quickly adapt to market demands. New service offerings can be created on the fly and with great performance, first-rate from the first time. However, while operators understand the key strategic value of powerful and flexible end-to-end orchestration, they are often struggling to make operational transformations a reality, mainly because of proprietary and vendor-specific tools that create operational silos.
“DataMiner is by far the world’s leading multi-vendor NMS/OSS system on the market, integrated with over 5000 products from more than 600 different technology suppliers. No other system supports even nearly this many different protocols and APIs. And this also includes software applications, virtualization and container managers, and microservices, both in on-premises and off-premises constellations. In other words, the foundation of any professional orchestration solution,” said Steven Soenens, VP Product Marketing at Skyline Communications. “The DataMiner Service and Resource Management suite does exactly what it says: manage the entire service life cycle, in all of its aspects, from conception through development, deployment and operation – and this completely transparently across any technology, vendor and domain boundaries. Something utterly unique in the broadcast and media industry.”
The DataMiner SRM solution allows operators to create a consolidated service catalog with an intuitive built-in graphical editor, configure service levels and profiles, tailor the behavior of life cycle automation needs, and schedule the activation of a service to their exact requirements and as dictated by the business. DataMiner continuously takes care of resource and capacity verification and forecasting throughout the process.
DataMiner SRM also fully adheres to devops practices, so new services can be modelled, created and tested on the fly while others are running and being monitored by DataMiner in production. To meet SLA levels in today’s all-IP and virtualized infrastructures, end-to-end resource and capacity management have become table stakes in all aspects of operations. For this reason, any service state change, whether deployed in real time or scheduled ahead of time, is fully checked against available and capable resources, such as network capacity, data center capacity, bandwidth, CPU cores and cycles, memory, and much more. With DataMiner SRM, operators can rest assured that no mistakes can be introduced in the planning.
“Skyline Communications has a very strong track record of continuous innovation. Our DataMiner Service and Resource Management suite is again a true game changer, as there’s really nothing like it in the industry,” said Ben Vandenberghe, CEO at Skyline Communications. “The demand for end-to-end multi-vendor, multi-domain and multi-tenant service orchestration constantly returns in our many conversations with leading media and entertainment companies around the world. Automation of broadcast exchange for live and file content, broadcast remote production, smart SDN network control for media-over-IP streams, master control room automation, media service orchestration for broadcast and OTT playout, full stack media data center management – you name it, all these are applications where DataMiner SRM makes it all happen. And today, DataMiner SRM has already been selected and deployed by numerous leading companies in the global broadcast and media industry, exactly because of its truly unique value proposition.”