19 November 2020 - Streaming Video Industry

Cloud Services For Video Streaming From IT Svit

A business providing streaming cloud services for the customers in the US and globally must use the most reliable cloud storage for video streaming and uninterrupted availability. IT Svit provides skilled DevOps dedicated teams that configure and manage video streaming cloud services.

Using cloud computing for video streaming enables thousands of simultaneous connections worldwide to your platform and multiple interactions like chatting, SuperChatting, free and paid subscriptions, donating through various payment gateways. All of these features depend on the seamless interaction of several cloud components, which is crucial for providing a positive end-user experience. IT Svit helps configure the cloud infrastructure required for this.

Enabling cloud backup for video streaming services

Lots of data must be processed in real-time when operating video streaming cloud computing services. However, connection breaks still happen and not all video data gets rendered and saved in time. This is why enabling various kinds of cloud backup for video streaming is crucial. Caching and periodic automated database backups ensure the integrity and continuity of services provided. Our DevOps engineers can configure cost-efficient and reliable cloud backup procedures for streaming.

CI/CD cloud services for video streaming

No product is perfect from the get-go, and this applies to cloud video streaming services as well. They must be further developed and improved after release while ensuring the video streaming platform updates and new features don’t interfere with the uninterrupted availability of services in operation. IT Svit ensures this by enabling CI/CD workflows for your ongoing software development and cloud infrastructure management. We can ensure your platform works without lags and is updated without downtime!

Full range of video streaming cloud services for your business!

Every business aiming to build a successful video streaming platform needs to ensure it provides a range of useful features. Video streaming and storing the videos left aside, there should be the ability to chat with the streamer and store the records of these chats, make donations in any currency and through a variety of payment gateways, provide some account analytics, etc. In some cases, there might be a need for private chat rooms, as well as using virtual reality equipment or some other latest technological innovation.

Thus said, while all of these functions are nice to have, it is hard to implement them all at once. This means that your cloud video streaming service must be lean and frugal at the start. Most of the video streaming businesses begin by building the most basic functions into their platform and releasing the MVP to start rolling the money in. Once the business passes the breakeven point and starts to grow — it’s time to add more features to further secure your position and reach new horizons.

Thus said, there are 3 distinctive phases of software delivery for every video streaming platform:

  • initial cloud infrastructure configuration and MVP development
  • product release and ongoing development
  • scaling to enterprise and continuous monitoring

Each of these phases has its unique challenges and requires specific tools and skills to solve them.

The first phase of software development starts with the design of the future platform. Based on the project requirements, it is best to plan the structure to be modular and make the modules interact via RESTful APIs, so any number of additional modules can be easily added to the system and integrated with the existing functionality seamlessly.

It is also needed to correctly configure the future infrastructure supporting cloud computing for video streaming. The environments should be virtualized to enable rapid deployment and decommissioning upon request. All the instances should be exactly the same to minimize the risk of misconfiguration and critical bugs hampering the production. The software delivery process must be reliable and new features must be delivered according to the schedule. The infrastructure operations must be transparent and take as little time as possible.

Using cloud computing for video streaming solves all of these challenges.

  1. All cloud computing resources are virtualized, so any type of cloud environment you need can be almost instantly provisioned and configured. It can be shut down as easily when it is no longer needed.
  2. Using Docker containers running in Kubernetes clusters ensures all the copies of your app running in production are the same, so-called Infrastructure as Code approach. Your application runs atop the same infrastructure all the way from the Individual Development Environment to testing, staging and production environments. This means there is no configuration drift between various servers, effectively nullifying the risk of bugs making their way to production or security breaches resulting from overdue security patches. Besides, when each platform component runs as a separate microservice inside a Docker container and interacts with the other modules via RESTful APIs, the resulting system is modular and easy to upgrade.
  3. Cloud services enable Continuous Delivery (CD) and Continuous Integration (CI) of new code into your project, reducing time-to-market significantly and enabling your developers to produce new features on time and according to the schedule. This is possible due to the ability to configure multiple cloud computing services and tools to automatically use the output of one operation as an input of another operation. This helps automate various routine monitoring, logging, cloud backup and restoration operations, ensuring smooth and uninterrupted operations of your video streaming services.
  4. The same CI/CD principles work in monitoring and logging so that your systems are always under control and smart alerts are in place. This way, instead of dealing with the consequences of infrastructure failure, your team will be able to respond at the early stages and mitigate the danger early. For example, the rapid increase of active connections can cause lags and stream crash situations if the system cannot handle such workloads. Launching additional app instances as Docker containers on the Kubernetes cluster can happen automatically as a response to workload growth. Most importantly, the system monitors the workload automatically, and once the peak load is over, excessive instances will be shut down automatically, ensuring cost-efficiency, manageability and transparency of your cloud computing operations.

IT Svit helps make this situation a reality by providing expert cloud services for video streaming. As a Managed Services Provider, we can help at any stage, from providing cloud architects and developers to build the video streaming application for your business, all the way to helping to optimize the infrastructure and workflows in place. We manage cloud computing for streaming services for more than 5 years and have amassed lots of ready solutions for most typical challenges, reducing the time needed to accomplish your project.

Most importantly, we are an IT outsourcing company, meaning you gain instant access to dedicated teams of qualified specialists with polished workflows, which costs less than gathering such a team in-house — and brings fruit earlier! If this sounds like something your startup needs — IT Svit would be glad to help configure and run cloud services for streaming for you!

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