Start-up Verivue announced a platform designed from the ground up to deliver different types of content in multiple formats to a variety of devices. In a separate announcement, Verivue and Arris said that Arris will be reselling the Verivue system (story here).
Verivue said its MDX 9000 Series Media Distribution Switch is the first media storage and delivery system built on a network platform, and said the MDX 9000 should be equally suitable for cable operators, telcos and content delivery networks (CDNs). Products in the MDX 9000 line integrate servers, storage, networking and applications into a unified platform that has a modular design.
The MDX 9200 is the first in the series. Verivue said it will provide scalable capacity for thousands of video streams. Its modular chassis features a media fabric that operates from 20 Gbps to 200 Gbps, supporting from 2 TB to 24 TB of storage in a 14 rack unit format. Interface options include 10 Gigabit Ethernet and 1 Gigabit Ethernet.
The product incorporates what the company is calling VueStor Solid-State Storage, based entirely on flash memory.
Verivue said individual MDX nodes can be networked together over an IP backbone to operate as a CDN. Each node cooperates with others to dynamically move content to balance bandwidth, storage and performance.
With so many end-user devices –televisions, set-top boxes, personal computers, game consoles, mobile phones – supporting an assortment of transport protocols and content formats, media delivery systems in the past required separate servers for almost every one. The MDX aims to simplify content delivery by supporting multiple video transport protocols and formats.
The MDX was designed for improved energy efficiency, offering reductions in power, cooling and space.
Verivue was founded by Jim Dolce, formerly of Juniper Networks.