Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT) has partnered with data center operator Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR) to help businesses and application providers build, launch, expand, and improve their video broadcast product offerings. The solutions from Digital Realty and Avnet will offer one-touch (transaction), cost-effective ‘try and buy’ options for high performance, cloud-based, and secured universal video streaming.
The team’s initial video streaming solution combines a 3rd Gen AMD EPYC-based server with a Xilinx U30 FPGA* accelerator card to provide “exceptional” performance and flexibility.
Clients with high-performance video streaming requirements who may not be able to develop or finance their own on-premises solutions may now access a quality end-to-end solution thanks to Avnet and Digital Realty’s inaugural offering. Furthermore, by utilizing the solutions’ benchmarking capabilities, application providers do not need to acquire infrastructure to examine how the technology may enhance their offerings.
“Avnet is excited to demonstrate and deploy the high-performance and cost-effective digital streaming solutions made possible by our exclusive, longstanding partnership with Xilinx along with Digital Realty’s cutting-edge global data center platform,” said Scott Tippin, director of Supplier Development at Avnet.
Digital Realty, Xilinx, Avnet Integrated
The try and buy offering for streaming video solutions is also available for cable companies, digital content providers, entertainment companies, remote surgery/health care, military and aerospace, and fintech (traders), delivering unprecedented performance, quality, and total cost reductions with a “convenient” way to benchmark, launch, and scale solutions based on FPGA technology.
“In close collaboration with Digital Realty and Xilinx, Avnet Integrated is addressing the need to evaluate and select complex hardware and workload solutions for real-time video transport,” said Alp Sezen, head of strategy, Avnet Integrated. “Latency-sensitive video content transmission is exploding across vertical markets such as broadcasting, mixed media, telemedicine and fintech. With our technology partners and tools, Avnet Integrated is enabling our customers to more effectively evaluate and deploy solutions globally.”
Avnet Integrated is Avnet’s integration division, which provides complete systems integration, business, and service solutions throughout the world.
The initial video streaming solution offering will provide:
- From component to application levels, the entire solution stack is covered
- In the video streaming market, high performance and low cost (area and power-per-channel) are essential
- Large companies will be able to test their workload on the infrastructure for performance assessment and benchmarking before purchasing to assure capabilities
Avnet Integrated collaborates with the industry’s leading server centric platform and ingredient providers to provide complete systems integration, business, and service solutions internationally. Digital Realty adds to the solution options for high-performance computation and low-latency requirements, as well as access to numerous clouds over a worldwide network of 290+ facilities in 47 metro regions spanning 24 countries on six continents.
“Digital Realty is actively supporting the industry’s shift to a data-centric architecture and is evolving its interconnection capabilities with an updated roadmap for PlatformDIGITAL, a first of its kind global data center platform for scaling digital businesses,” said Tony Bishop, SVP, Platform, Growth and Marketing at Digital Realty. “As we further enhance our partnership with Avnet Integrated, we are enabling enterprises to dramatically accelerate their AI innovation timescales with Xilinx U30 AI-ready data centers.”