How we protected an online video streaming service
A popular media company contacted us. It works in two domains: production and distribution of copyright content, which makes it stand out from the competition. It stores large data volumes in data centers leased from various cloud providers. Further, every now and then the company purchases more resources for development and post-production.
copyright content items
The company produces content on an end-to-end basis, thus entailing twice as many problems and a giant sporadic load on the infrastructure during renders or releases. All this results in failures and no backup available. Concurrently with the inner-system problems, exclusive content makes the infrastructure too cyber attack-appealing, while end-user QoE can barely be managed.
At worst, the company ends up losing data and therefore spends a fortune restoring it. At best, this spills over into failed deadlines, lost profit, client dissatisfaction, with the latter posing a serious threat to a company operating in a highly competitive realm.
wasted on idle time and vulnerabilities identification per year
infrastructure resource lease cost per year
spent on restoring content lost per year
The objective was to optimize the infrastructure and ensure security, all without interrupting content generation or end-user services, since idle time or delays translate into a downturn in revenue and customer loyalty.
We sewed together all the existing cloud and remote resources into an integrated interface allowing for a quick and free intercloud migration and secure data exchange.
The control interface is fitted with visualized network and server load dashboards for control and efficient expansion purposes. We have also configured behavior-based security systems.
We tuned analytics and made some adjustments to optimizing traffic policies based on a client’s device type and service plan. Should there be any changes in premium-user QoE, administrators will receive automatic notifications.
current cyber attack rate
- Infrastructure costs decreased by 30%
- Content generation got 2.5x faster
- Infrastructure load was mitigated: now every user can enjoy content adapted to the device they use
- Thanks to up-to-date statistics, the company can reach out to clients with a personalized offer
- 99.998% uptime guarantee with the SLA