How do we move 8K, VR and real-time streaming experiences out of the Intel lab and in to millions of users homes? In this archive of a livecast interview from the Visual Cloud conference and IBC Show 2019, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Will Law, Chief Architect of Media Cloud Engineering at Akamai Technologies joins Intel® Chip Chat Network Insights to answer this question. Akamai is in the heart of content delivery and media cloud and Will’s team is responsible for vast majority of the traffic in their content delivery networks. Will reveals how Akamai is scaling web technology to deliver the exponential growth Akamai is seeing, with a network peak record reaching 80 terabits per second.
Akamai provided the content delivery network for the 8K VR real time streaming demonstration that involved Intel, Tiledmedia, Iconic Engine, several other companies. Hear Will’s perspective addressing the challenge of representing a virtual environment remotely. Will explains where Akamai is investing in the edge network deployments to deliver that the next level of compute capability at the edge. When looking forward with relation to the innovations demonstrated at IBC, Will explains the trend of macro growth since 2001, and where the video streaming industry will focus. Read more: www.akamai.com
IBC and Intel collaborated on the 'Visual Cloud Conference' that brought together thought leaders across the industry to drive dialogue and advancements around the future of streaming media and other visual cloud services. View some of the demos and presentations from the event here: www.intel.com/visualcloud