Whitepaper: Encoding at Scale for Live Video Streaming

Encoding at Scale for Live Video Streaming

In a live video streaming workflow, the video source content must first be encoded into multiple bitrates to minimize distribution costs to a variety of video playback devices. However, encoding algorithms require extensive processing resources, especially when using the newest video codecs that deliver high compression levels. With live video forecasted to grow 15X between 2016 and 2021, it is time to reassess the technologies and approaches to deliver encodings at scale for the streaming industry.

This whitepaper will outline an innovative video encoding solution, which combines the performance and densities of ASIC technology with NVMe-based cloud storage infrastructure, to provide an economical, high quality, and scalable encoding solution for live video streaming.