Avnet Collaborates with Digital Realty to Develop “Try and Buy” High Performance, Cloud-Based Universal Video Streaming Solutions

Solu­ti­ons enab­le com­pa­nies to be their own video broad­cas­ters and app­li­ca­ti­on pro­vi­ders to enhan­ce their pro­duct offering

PHOENIX–Leading glo­bal tech­no­lo­gy solu­ti­ons pro­vi­der Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT) is tea­ming up with Digi­tal Real­ty (NYSE: DLR), the lar­gest glo­bal pro­vi­der of cloud- and car­ri­er-neu­tral data cen­ter, colo­ca­ti­on and inter­con­nec­tion solu­ti­ons, to equip com­pa­nies and app­li­ca­ti­on pro­vi­ders to deve­lop, launch, sca­le and/or enhan­ce their video broad­cast pro­duct offe­rings. Joint­ly deve­lo­ped spe­ci­fi­cal­ly for high per­for­mance, cloud-based and secu­re uni­ver­sal video strea­ming, the solu­ti­ons from Digi­tal Real­ty and Avnet will be one-touch (tran­sac­tion), cost-effec­ti­ve “try and buy” opti­ons. The team’s first avail­ab­le solu­ti­on uti­li­zes a 3rd Gen AMD EPYC-based ser­ver inte­gra­ted with a Xilinx U30 FPGA* acce­le­ra­tor card deli­vering excep­tio­nal per­for­mance and flexibility.

A recent stu­dy by Deloit­te (2021) notes that the average Ame­ri­can home has four digi­tal video ser­vice sub­scrip­ti­ons and the same stu­dy found that 39% of Baby Boo­mers and 29% of Genera­ti­on X rank on demand video as their pre­fer­red enter­tain­ment acti­vi­ty. The joint Avnet and Digi­tal Real­ty video strea­ming solu­ti­ons enab­le sup­port for a wide base of video strea­ming app­li­ca­ti­ons such as: video-based eCom­mer­ce, social media-based app­li­ca­ti­ons, video col­la­bo­ra­ti­on, tele­me­di­ci­ne, live sports and events, auc­tions, gamb­ling and sports betting.

Avnet and Digi­tal Realty’s first offe­ring enab­les cus­to­mers with high per­for­mance video strea­ming requi­re­ments, who might not be able to engi­neer or afford their own on pre­mi­se solu­ti­ons, to access a qua­li­ty end-to-end solu­ti­on. In addi­ti­on, app­li­ca­ti­on pro­vi­ders do not have to purcha­se infra­st­ruc­tu­re to eva­lua­te how the tech­no­lo­gy could bene­fit their offe­rings, by lever­aging the solu­ti­ons’ bench­mar­king capa­bi­li­ties. It also is avail­ab­le for cable com­pa­nies, digi­tal con­tent pro­vi­ders, enter­tain­ment com­pa­nies, remo­te surgery/health care, mili­ta­ry and aero­space, and fin­tech (tra­ders), brin­ging unpre­ce­den­ted per­for­mance, qua­li­ty and total cost reduc­tions with a con­ve­ni­ent way to bench­mark and ine­vi­ta­b­ly launch and sca­le solu­ti­ons uti­li­zing FPGA technology.

The initi­al solu­ti­on offe­ring will provide:

- Com­ple­te solu­ti­on stack from com­po­nent to app­li­ca­ti­on layers
— High per­for­mance and a drasti­cal­ly lower cost (area and power-per-chan­nel) in the video strea­ming industry
— Abi­li­ty for lar­ge enter­pri­ses to test their workload for per­for­mance review and bench­mar­king on the infra­st­ruc­tu­re befo­re buy­ing to ensu­re capability

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 glo­bal­ly offers com­pre­hen­si­ve sys­tems inte­gra­ti­on, busi­ness and ser­vice solu­ti­ons in col­la­bo­ra­ti­on with the industry’s pre­mier, ser­ver centric, plat­form and ingre­dient sup­pliers. Digi­tal Real­ty brings solu­ti­ons for high per­for­mance com­pu­te and low-laten­cy requi­re­ments, access to mul­ti­ple clouds across a glo­bal foot­print with access to 290+ faci­li­ties in 47 metro are­as, across 24 coun­tries on six con­ti­nents to the solution.

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. 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,” says Tony Bishop, SVP, Plat­form, Growth and Mar­ke­ting at Digi­tal Realty.

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.

For more infor­ma­ti­on on this solu­ti­on visit https://www.avnet.com/wps/portal/integrated/solutions/datacenter-solutions/digital-realty/.

* An FPGA is a field-pro­gramm­a­ble gate array that is a pro­gramm­a­ble device that uses pre­built logic blocks and pro­gramm­a­ble rou­ting resour­ces. Sys­tems uti­li­zing FPGAs can be easi­ly repro­gram­med and upgraded to meet new sys­tem requi­re­ments which redu­ces the cost of long-term main­ten­an­ce. The Xilinx U30 FPGA acce­le­ra­tor card pro­vi­des lower cost, sin­gle slot, lower power (25W), low-pro­fi­le and hig­her den­si­ty so it uses less real esta­te & energy.

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Avnet Inte­gra­ted is the inte­gra­ti­on arm of Avnet Inc. and glo­bal­ly offers com­pre­hen­si­ve sys­tems inte­gra­ti­on, busi­ness and ser­vice solu­ti­ons. Col­la­bo­ra­ting with the industry’s pre­mier plat­form sup­pliers, Avnet Inte­gra­ted hel­ps cus­to­mers opti­mi­ze capi­tal, acce­le­ra­te sales and deli­ver on their brand expe­ri­ence, ulti­mate­ly acce­le­ra­ting reve­nue and mar­gin growth.

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