CenturyLink connects Vyvx media service into Google Cloud

08 April 2019 | Alan Burkitt-Gray

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CenturyLink has connected its Vyvx suite of fibre-based broadcast services to the Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

The move means, says CenturyLink, that TV and over-the-top (OTT) programmers can deliver full-time channels, as well as live event content directly to GCP, to support simple and reliable broadcast-quality workflows in the cloud.

“OTT platforms, broadcasters and gaming companies need a high availability, low latency network solution to deliver their live events and linear programming to cloud service providers for encoding, packaging and delivery to their CDNs,” said Bill Wohnoutka, vice president of global internet and content delivery services for CenturyLink.

Vyvx Cloud Connect provides broadcasters, as well as studios and stadium venues, a path for getting live and linear video in and out of the cloud. The new service routes, protects and monitors customers’ broadcast streams, providing multi-region, diverse connectivity paths to GCP, said CenturyLink.

Wohnoutka added: “CenturyLink’s Vyvx Cloud Connect enables our customers to leverage a managed, monitored and secure private network path to reach GCP, enabling cloud-based workflows.”

The service connects directly to Google Cloud’s infrastructure, providing access to a wide array of products and services in the GCP ecosystem.

Vyvx Cloud Connect offers multi-site, diverse connectivity paths into GCP. CenturyLink noted that this is a fully managed and monitored Vyvx service to the demarcation point into GCP.