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ZaaS offering 24×7 linear workflows now available globally

To enable media companies and service providers to quickly ingest and distribute live video over any IP with ultra-low latency, the Zixi as a Service (ZaaS) is now available globally.

With heightened demand for service without the necessity to manage infrastructure, ZaaS enables customers to rapidly deploy IP transport workflows with all the features and functionality of the Software-Defined Video Platform (SDVP). 

The offering, says Zixi, allows media and entertainment companies to easily extend existing on-premises infrastructures and capabilities to the cloud, delivering broadcast quality video while also being able to provision, orchestrate, manage and monitor complex workflows from anywhere in the world, using the ZEN Master control plane.

ZaaS supports a completely redundant video pipeline, protecting against all failure scenarios for a near 100% uptime with Zixi’s patent-pending hitless failover that provides redundant transmission options for higher reliability and disaster recovery. Zixi broadcasters are deployed in geographically diverse data centres and, on both the sending and receiving sides; Zixi software is connected to independent ISPs and employs hitless failover for maximum reliability. 

Many customers leverage ZaaS for universal aggregation and distribution to multiple affiliates for 24×7 live linear workflows, and users can also create efficient workflows for occasional use events, activating dynamic pull targets in the cloud as needed.

Uri Avni, co-founder and CTO of Zixi, said, “ZaaS gives content owners efficiencies to easily syndicate and deliver their live linear content to multiple affiliates and gives providers a seamless way to acquire that content from anywhere in the world. This flexible offering also lets service providers operate a fully managed content exchange platform for live linear video between content owners and consumers.”

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