Zixi in Collaboration with Amazon Web Services

Dynamically scale video operations with real-time global visibility

 

 

A to Z: AWS and Zixi integrate to deliver the worlds most complete live video cloud delivery solution!

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AWS and Zixi are tightly aligned to deliver dynamically scalable live video across the AWS Cloud backbone. The Zixi Software Defined Video Platform (SDVP) is at the heart of AWS Media Services, enabling media organizations the agility, reliability, security and quality needed in today's complex video production and delivery environment.

Zixi on AWS Marketplace

Zixi ZEN Master and Zixi Broadcaster are available on the AWS Marketplace. Purchasing Zixi services through AWS Marketplace counts against AWS Enterprise Discount Program (EDP) commitments, supporting cost efficiencies, streamlining budgets and simplify procurement when provisioning Zixi’s market leading live video solutions for AWS. Zixi supports private offers in AWS Marketplace, ensuring that customers retain a direct vendor relationship with Zixi and can receive negotiated rates based on their commit levels and use cases.

ZEN Master on AWS Marketplace

  • Take operational control of AWS MediaConnect flows with advanced configuration options and dashboard views

  • Manage remote AWS Elemental Link encoders within ZEN Master

  • Orchestrate and monitor AWS CDI / JPEG-XS uncompressed flows in the cloud

  • Manage AWS MediaLive channels for OTT distribution in ZEN Master

  • Complete end-to-end live video visibility with advanced analytics and real-time alerts

Zixi Broadcaster on AWS Marketplace

  • Deploy Zixi Broadcasters in AWS, enabling the most advanced live video routes from any source to any target destination, regardless of required protocol and video format
  • Support for advanced, in-flight processing including hitless failover, stream bonding and live transcoding
  • Deep inspection, including content quality analysis and real-time alerting
  • Support all common live video transport protocols, including Zixi, RIST, SRT, RTMP, HLS, WebRTC, RTP, RTP w/FEC and more...
  • Directly manage Zixi Broadcasters or centralize management in the Zixi ZEN Master control plane

 

To get started today, simply contact Zixi and we will work with you to right size your Zixi solution to most efficiently leverage your AWS commits.

ZEN Master Integrates Across the AWS Media Services Ecosystem

AWS Elemental Link

AWS Elemental Link devices transport UHD video with pristine quality and high resiliency using the Zixi delivery protocol, which combines content-aware and network-adaptive forward error correction with error recovery, while minimizing latency.

AWS Elemental MediaConnect

Zixi provides live video route orchestration, delivery assurance, security, latency management, quality analysis and performance reporting within your AWS environment, with seamless integration between Zixi ZEN Master and AWS MediaConnect with Amazon CloudWatch alerts and analysis available inside the ZEN Master console.

AWS CDI / JPEG-XS

Zixi ZEN Master now supports real-time monitoring of AWS
Cloud Digital Interface (CDI) flows as well as JPEG-XS production contribution feeds. ZEN Master can now model a complete channel, from uncompressed domain through to audience deliverable, providing enhanced operational visibility across the live video supply chain.

AWS Elemental MediaLive

Zixi ZEN Master can create, manage and monitor AWS Elemental MediaLive streaming channels. ZEN Master channels display real-time health and performance from Elemental Link, AWS MediaConnect Flows and AWS MediaLive channels with advanced analytics and telemetry data at each point in the distribution.

Zixi's head of product, Tim Baldwin, describes how ZEN Master works to orchestrate, manage and operationalize AWS MediaConnect flows.

With more integrations coming, AWS and Zixi are redefining premium video delivery, unlocking exciting new revenue opportunities while greatly increasing operational agility.

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Zixi ZEN Master with AWS Elemental MediaConnect

Zixi ZEN Master features complete support for AWS MediaConnect flows. ZEN Master enables broadcast production and operations teams to dynamically create and manage workflows, centralize realtime reporting and visualize AWS CloudWatch data with industry leading operational dashboards.

ZEN Master grid views provide 'at a glance' monitoring that dynamically adjust to changing performance and alerts across monitored flows. Operations team can leverage ZEN Master alerts to generate graphical and email-based notifications. Advanced functionality like bonded sources and hitless failover deliver seamless always-on video while network and content aware adaptive forward error correction maintains consistent quality even as network conditions change.

ZEN Master also enables provisioning, orchestration and configuration management of hybrid environments, seamlessly managing infrastructure across on-prem, remote and cloud environments, providing a single pane of glass in to the operational health of flows no matter where they're originating or what format they're being delivered in. Centralized management of multi-partner supply chains and normalizing live video throughout the distribution environment is all managed directly within ZEN Master, including the ability to remotely access and manage encoders and IRDs on ZEN Master connected networks.

User configurable reports and industry leading KPIs provide unprecedented live and historical visibility, providing a purpose built video operations dashboard on top of the AWS Media Connect and AWS CloudWatch environment. Advanced scheduling, automation and management are all included and deliver a customizable video delivery environment that scales on-demand.

Zixi ZEN Master and AWS MediaConnect tie together industry best operational video management with the agility and scalability inherent in AWS.

Global Operational Visibility

  • Graphical Interface designed for streaming video
  • API integration to AWS CloudWatch data
  • Hybrid Zixi and MediaConnect workflow visualization
  • Progressive video monitoring
  • System monitoring of Feeders, Broadcasters, Receivers and all IP based workflow resources
  • Network Analytics visualization and history
  • Transport Analytics visualization and history (TR101)

Grid View in ZEN Master

Remote Workflow

Graphical Monitoring of Workflows

Enhanced Architecture Options for AWS Customers

AWS users can create even more flexibility, resilience and performance in their video environment by enabling Zixi Broadcaster. Zixi Broadcaster increases the number of supported delivery protocols bringing greater device and platform support, includes DTLS and AES enhanced encryption, sophisticated processing and transcode options and advanced monitoring options including live audio/video quality and impairments analysis.

Zixi ZEN Master makes it easy to simply select the AWS region and availability zone where you would like your video routes enabled, and a Zixi Broadcaster is automatically provisioned and deployed for you. When your video is delivered using Zixi Broadcaster, you can take advantage of the full capabilities in the Zixi Software Defined Video Platform!

 

Zixi Broadcaster Delivers Enhanced Capabilities

  • Content Quality Analytics visualization and impairments detection (e.g. blank or frozen video, audio issues, etc.)
  • Business Impact Analytics visualization and history covering SCTE monitoring and logging from source to endpoint workflow
  • Machine Learning based ePSNR and eVMAF quality analysis
  • Extended Hitless Failover at origin edge points
  • Seamless multi transmission IP bonding
  • Orchestration of bonding between multiple IP paths
  • Thumbnail Monitoring

Machine Learning Based ePSNR

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For more information on Zixi's integration with AWS MediaConnect, refer to our joint partner solutions brief.