people all over the world
When a media and entertainment company wanted to help its customers collaborate, we helped build a product that connects creative people all over the world.
“This is truly one of the most interesting projects we’ve been a part of. [The client] saw an opportunity for a rich, cloud-based collaboration platform, and they nailed it. We’re proud of our team’s contributions, and our practice continues to look ahead to how our clients can use the cloud to do business better.”
Our media and entertainment client was looking for a “one-cloud” solution for media (think: video) and content collection, collaboration, production, and transcoding. It envisioned a cloud-based virtual workspace that would allow creative professionals to spend more time creating and less time managing—without sacrificing creativity or quality.
We partnered with them to help provide strategic guidance and custom development and cloud migration expertise.
From on-prem to the cloud
Our task: migrate the client from its existing on-premises solution to the cloud. No problem.
Our team contributed to an initial proof of concept and platform assessment, and provided guidance on key use cases, authentication, and architecture. This early exploration evolved into the scalable cloud-based platform.
An integrated team of Slalom’s lead cloud architects, software engineers, and software configuration architects—spanning three states—collaborated to build and deploy the platform. We helped the client navigate the complex universe of cloud solutions and create a powerful back-end infrastructure using Amazon Web Services.
Project highlights include:
Back-end content processing and transcoding API services along with many other back-end APIs
Application scaling rules and implementation to accommodate changes in demand
Federated identity management solution with two-factor authentication
Software Configuration Management and automated deployment using Bamboo and AWS CloudFormation
Deployment and configuration for more than 300 EC2 instances launched in AWS with multiple terabytes in EBS and S3 storage—a number that’s expected to grow exponentially as demand increases
Implementation of multiple AWS Services including EC2, S3, EBS, SQL Server and Oracle RDS, Route 53, VPC, SQS, and SWF
“We brought the right team together to deliver for our client. Our core team included local resources from Southern California, scale from our Seattle National Delivery Center, and a few discipline-specific folks from other markets.”
Anywhere, anytime collaboration
The result is a cloud-based media service that allows creative professionals to remain focused on their projects by simplifying the non-creative tasks of collecting, producing, and archiving high-value, high-definition content.
The media services platform is efficient, flexible, and secure. It allows for anywhere, anytime collaboration. It enables fast and secure collaboration on a global scale. Not only does the scalable platform address today’s collaboration challenges, it also provides a foundation to answer the challenges that lie ahead.