Plug and play or plug and pray? Making microservices work

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IBC365 | MediAnswers | Global Eagle | Financial Times | American Public Television

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Building technology platforms from a set of off-the-shelf components, like Lego bricks, is being widely adopted for new media solutions including OTT services and content supply chains. Using these individual services, often cloud based, can help create more powerful solutions more quickly - embracing the latest AI and ML capabilities, and making it easier to swap out individual components like transcoders in future. This approach also paves the way for platforms that make dynamic choices of individual cloud-based services based on demand and cost on a pay-as-you-go basis. But does the reality live up to the promise? Explore how microservices are being adopted by broadcast and media companies, and find out: •How microservices can transform development of media content solutions •When to adopt a microservices-based approach •Why integration and interoperability of media microservices isn't always straightforward •Can microservices be a cost effective approach to building and operating media platforms Speakers: Chris Lennon, president and CEO, MediAnswers Steve Sharman, vice president, Technology and Platforms at Global Eagle Sarah Wells, technical director for operations & reliability, Financial Times Gerry Field, vice president technology & distribution services, American Public Television

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