Why Cloud-Native Media Processing?

Incredible Video Quality with Dramatically Simplified Operations from Harmonic


Launch fast. Run lean.

Unifying the entire media processing chain, from ingest through delivery, Harmonic cloud technology allows content creators and pay-TV operators to launch new video channels fast, and to run simpler, leaner operations.

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Benefits of the cloud


Business agility

Cloud-native applications feature the hallmarks of openness, scalability and agility. Support for OpenStack deployment environments and Harmonic APIs let you work the way you want.


Increased flexibility

In a cloud-based environment, the CPU can be used one day for live encoding and the next day for origin delivery, depending on the operator’s needs. All of this can be done via a simple, intuitive GUI that makes managing media processing tasks fast and easy compared with traditional infrastructure.


Operational simplicity

Configuration, deployment and management of Harmonic cloud solutions are made easy through our automated video workflow formation technology. Operational simplicity is enhanced further by VOS’s ability to automatically deploy and load balance compute resources based on compute node availability.


Smart economics

Cloud technology offers significant commercial benefits, particularly in terms of reducing the financial barriers to launching new channels and services. The cloud requires limited capital investment; operators can pay per use, eliminating the need to spend millions of dollars in equipment costs to introduce a new service or to designate toward an occasional use channel.


Speed to market

Being software-based, the cloud enables operators to quickly adopt new technologies, as well as support next-generation formats and codecs. With the cloud, it’s possible for operators to launch a service in a matter of minutes, as well as make workflow changes on-demand.


Efficient workflows

Harmonic cloud technology features six primary microservices that conform to the essential functions in media processing: Ingest, Playout, Graphics, Transcoding, Encryption and Delivery. Highly efficient workflows are built by simply selecting capabilities within each of these functionalities. Template-based workflows are also available, allowing for rapid, consistent configuration of system resources.

Why Harmonic?

Video quality

Harmonic provides exceptional video quality, industry-leading bandwidth efficiency and diverse codec support for all broadcast and multiscreen services. Just ask our customers, which include many of the world’s largest media and communication companies.


Harmonic has a strong history of video innovation, holding over 50 technology patents around the world and numerous industry awards in its 25+ years of doing business.


Harmonic is a stable partner in a world of start-ups and industry consolidation. Video is our focus, and delivering superior video quality at low bitrates, our business.


Harmonic ensures its products and services are of the highest quality and are rigorously tested before reaching the market. Many customers choose Harmonic based on this reputation, in addition to its after-sales support.



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  • Private or public cloud

    Deploy on any infrastructure

    Private cloud in your headend or data center, or on public cloud - VOS™ Cloud

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    SaaS solution on public cloud infrastructure

    Maintained and monitored 24/7/365 by Harmonic - VOS™ 360

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