Cisco® IP Fabric for Media enables content providers and broadcasters to migrate from legacy SDI to a flexible and scalable IP-based infrastructure to meet the evolving demand for more content and rich media experiences, including more camera feeds, higher resolutions with 4K and 8K video, and virtual reality capabilities.
Optimized for media workflows, Cisco IP Fabric for Media is based on Cisco Nexus® 9000 Series Switches, with DCNM (Data Center Network Manager) acting as a Software-Defined Networking (SDN) network controller.
Cisco IP Fabric for Media supports:
Cisco has the combination of IP and media networking expertise to deliver a robust and scalable IP-based media production network with full functionality, manageability, and quality of service that SDI has traditionally delivered. Cisco IP Fabric for Media applies Cisco network infrastructure and powerful APIs to deliver essential IP-based broadcast production capabilities that meet a broadcaster’s goals and requirements.
Cisco is a primary contributor to multiple standard bodies in the industry and is committed to open standards to make sure that Cisco IP Fabric for Media supports a wide range of production applications from the top vendors in the broadcast industry.
To provide a simplified upgrade path for companies seeking to replace legacy equipment in a controlled, phased manner, Cisco IP Fabric for Media is pre-integrated and bundled into multiple ecosystem partner solutions.
Cisco has invested billions of dollars in technological innovations, including SDN and end-to-end security capacities to lead the industry and protect our customers’ investments. Together, we shape the future of content and consumer media experiences.