Red Hat at NAB Show, where open source meets video, media, and entertainment.

The NAB Show, a massive media and technology convention, is just around the corner and Red Hat will be there—we’ve got a booth and will demonstrate network functions virtualization (NFV), edge Internet of things (IoT), content storage, and content delivery network (CDN) management solutions all based on open source. We’ll also take the stage to talk video delivery technologies. Held at the Las Vegas Convention Center April 22-27, the NAB Show is something you don’t want to miss and we hope you join us for Red Hat’s events there.

The Red Hat booth, SU8124 in the convention center’s South Hall Upper, will include a mini theater running presentations every hour. (By the way, there’ll be plenty of give-ways—who doesn’t love conference tchotchkes—of Red Hat red hats and USB sticks!). We are also featuring demo pods to showcase virtualized network functions (VNFs), multi-media content repositories, cloud DVR and broadcasting with containers and IoT.

  • A Cloud Native Approach for vCPE (NFV)

This demo will highlight how easy it is to prototype a complete scenario for virtual Customer Premises Equipment (vCPE) solutions by automating the deployment and configuration of VNFs in an NFV infrastructure using Ansible by Red Hat and Red Hat CloudForms. A video will be shown depicting the deployment and configuration of a virtualized residential service chain in a Red Hat OpenStack Platform.

  • Make Decisions From The Edge (IoT)

For IoT, we will be showing an asset-tracking application that tracks high-value cargo in a delivery truck and demonstrates data collection from a set of sensors via an intelligent gateway that provides reliable data delivery and real-time edge decision-making. This demo brings together Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat JBoss A-MQ, and Red Hat Fuse to solve data transport and data integration challenges faced by IoT solutions.

  • Multi-media Content Repositories (Storage)

In this demo, we’ll show how open, software-defined storage technologies provide an excellent repository for media content workflows. Axle Video will demonstrate its lightweight media asset management software, accessing content and integrating it into an edit and distribute workflow from the central repository running Red Hat Gluster Storage on cost-efficient industry standard servers.

  • Red Hat & Nokia Joint Demo: Elastic Content Delivery Network (CDN)

Video consumption is more unpredictable than ever. With caches automatically spinning up and down, the CDN becomes “elastic.” This demo, integrated with Openstack, shows how the capacity in Nokia’s Velocix CDN can be changed in a matter of minutes, when and where necessary. This demo shows a full lifecycle of CDN capacity management in an Openstack environment. An orchestrator (Nokia CloudBand) reacts to load on the CDN by spinning up additional capacity in the CDN when a certain threshold is reached. As a follow-up, the demo also will show capacity being removed as load on the CDN reduces.

Be sure to check out Red Hat’s session on Taming the Tantrums of Choppy, Laggy, Jerky Video on Wednesday, April 26, 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. in room N256. Don’t miss this presentation, which provides working solutions to fix slow or unresponsive video streaming and repeated rebuffering that continually interfere seamless video streaming on mobile devices.

During this presentation, we will introduce the current state of video delivery technologies and present some of the complex interactions between the content, network and subscribers. We will then discuss a solution—based on a technology stack that uses software-defined components—that can enhance the user experience for content consumption, increase the level of personalization, and incorporate intelligence capable of predictively analyzing and adjusting the content delivery processes. We will also highlight some of the key trends, economic drivers and critical mass that is prompting the need for this prototype.

We look forward to seeing you at the NAB Show in Las Vegas! Stop by the Red Hat booth # SU8124, watch our presentation, catch our demos and visit with our team. And on Wednesday, sit in Red Hat’s session on video delivery technologies.

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