Container University

Software containers are taking modern business and broadcast infrastructure to the next level. Register for upcoming industry-leading learning sessions or view past sessions on-demand. Designed to educate and empower broadcast engineers, Container University is your hub to learn about this proven reliable technology and hear how it’s exactly right for broadcast operations.

Container University On-Demand

In case you missed it, view all of the Container University webinars at your leisure on-demand.


WHY Broadcasters Are Moving to Standardized IT Infrastructure

Museums are great for housing old-fashioned, purpose-built broadcast equipment, but technology has changed the game and today’s viable broadcasters must leverage every advantage. Computers and virtual machines in server rooms enable both live and automated broadcasting with greater efficiency and reliability than ever before.

Now “Software Containers” are taking modern business and broadcast infrastructure to the next level. Radio and TV stations are deploying the same technologies as Spotify, Yelp, eBay, Expedia, Groupon, ING, PayPal, Shopify, Uber and thousands of other Fortune 500 companies. See, hear, and learn what this proven reliable technology is all about and how it’s exactly right for broadcast operations now.

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Hardware Requirements for Virtualized Broadcast Equipment

Introduces hardware selection concepts for containerized software applications. Analyzes the importance of dedicated CPU resources, and differentiates which computing resources can be de-emphasized vs. those which must be prioritized. Attendees will learn which computing functions are key to successful broadcast functionality in a software container environment. 


Multicast, Unicast, & CODECs Connecting Virtual Broadcast Equipment

Illustrates different Audio over IP (AoIP) transmission formats such as unicast and multicast, and explains the technical considerations and constraints leading to ideal deployments using the correct technologies. Attendees will examine how both economic and technical constraints factor into AoIP format selections.


On-Premises, Data Center, or Cloud- Where is Your Virtualized Broadcast Neighborhood?

Compare the three chief deployment scenarios for virtualized broadcast infrastructure - on-premises, private data center, and public cloud. Analyze each to see which is best for your particular broadcasting and business scenario. And, discover how two or even all three virtualizing neighborhoods can interconnect for workflow convenience and business continuity.

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Staying in Sync Without Losing Time

Explains the critical requirement that digital systems, especially those handling continuous real-time media, operate in perfect lock step, or synchronization. Attendees will discover how this synchronization is performed not only locally, but in geographically diverse data centers and broadcast facilities. Reducing latency while maintaining reliability is also explored.


Security vs. Convenience - Smart Network Planning Can Allow for Both

Examines solid IT security measures while allowing for remote access convenience for authorized users. Engages in awareness of network and infrastructure security as well as best practices in the three deployment “neighborhoods” - on-premises, private data center, and public cloud. Attendees will better understand the security concerns, protective measures, and safe access techniques suggested for virtualized broadcast container infrastructure.


Redundant Virtual Broadcast Systems for Backup, Work Sharing, Disaster Recovery

This webinar presents several fault scenarios of concern to broadcasters and investigates the planning and placement strategies designed to address them. With a common goal of “staying on the air”, broadcasters now have cost-effective failover and disaster recovery strategies available. These strategies can be cross-functional, providing multiple benefits from a single, well-considered plan. Attendees will understand how to think about redundancy designed to enhance daily workflows, and/or fulfill business continuation requirements.

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Hands-On with Your Virtual Studio, Air Chain, Talkshow, and Intercom

Container University demonstrates virtual broadcast infrastructure, showing how we can install it either on-premises or in a public cloud data center. 

Broadcasters now have a true choice of operating in a traditional brick-and-mortar environment or using reliable, hardened data centers to house their broadcast infrastructure. Both virtual and real-world audio sources and destinations work naturally with virtualized systems, so talent and producers experience familiar workflows and interfaces.  

We’ll demonstrate broadcast-style audio mixing, live remote talent contribution, phone callers, audio processing, stream encoding with metadata, as well as virtual studio-transmitter link operation. 

Turbo-charge your imagination to seriously consider deploying virtualized broadcast systems at your broadcast facility.