Virtualized Video Services

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Project Key Information

Project Status: Running

Start Date: July 2016

End Date: June 2019

Budget (total): 11358 k€

Effort:  112.5 PY

Project-ID: C2015/2-4

Project Coordinator

Name: Jose Javier Garcia Aranda

Company: Nokia SP

Country: Spain

E-mail: jose_javier.garcia_aranda(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)nokia.com

Project Consortium

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd., Finland

Sofia Digital Ltd., Finland

Teleste Corporation, Finland

TUT-Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Tuxera, Finland

VideoVisit, Finland

Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Heinrich Hertz Institut (HHI), Germany

Siemens AG, Germany

DResearch, Germany

Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany

Daimler Center for Automotive IT Innovations/TU Berlin, Germany

BEIA Consult International S.R.L, Romania

Nokia Sp, Spain

I2CAT, Spain

Innovati Networks SL, Spain

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Koc University, Turkey

NETAS Telecommunications A.S., Turkey

Vestel Electronics, Turkey

Abstract

The main focus in this project is to virtualize video services utilizing container and other virtualization techniques. Containers allow a lightweight virtualization of smaller or larger component with very little computing overhead, while traditional virtualization techniques allow virtualization of full server computer including the whole Operating System. There are plenty of different video services, which need to be started rapidly, scaled up or down, or moved to another computing platform. Virtualization is a key technology, which enables flexible usage of different computing platform. Computing platforms may be private or public cloud solutions, or in some cases those may be inside telco network, for example in the form of edge computing platforms.

The goal of the project is define a flexible approach to implement video services, which:

  1. Can be deployed easily to different computing platforms,
  2. Are secure,
  3. Can be monitored, and maintained easily,
  4. Scale up to respond to the growth of users, and
  5. Provide uninterrupted service.

Those goals can be achieved by utilizing the most recent advancements in cloud, virtualisation and video delivery techniques. The project will research and implement the video services, but also analyse the business case for selected video services.

Virtualization techniques will be utilized in several video related use cases. Initially use cases are related to cloud gaming, video analytics and surveillance, video conferencing, cable TV and video streaming (live and video-on-demand) services.

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