Interview with Ulrich Voigt, Qvest Media Head of Design

At IBC 2018, Qvest Media introduced Qvest.Cloud an advanced management platform to integrate and operate media services and applications using web technologies. Qvest Media’s Head of Design Ulrich Voigt explains the reasons for developing the platform and benefits of solution design and system integration using cloud-native technology.

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DS: Tell us about the background and reasons for developing the Qvest.Cloud platform?

We have been looking into the future of system integration. So, we asked how would System Integration in the future look, say in a 5-year horizon, how would one build media systems? Our conclusion was it becomes more and more software-based and cloud-based. So the capabilities and expertise that an SI needs have to be software based – you have to know about APIs and so on.

We decided we could either become a custom software developer or take a standardized productized approach with a standard set of tools. We decided to go this way and to develop a cloud management platform focused on media and hybrid cloud and multi-cloud deployment so that you can make use of any of the big cloud providers and could build the bridge to your on-prem system and to look at this from an end to end holistic point of view.

Meaning that we are not only looking at orchestrating the cloud deployment but also orchestrating the workflow in between and connecting the dots. We are also looking to monitor and measure the systems and the workflows and we are also having a look at the cost implication and provide a component for cost control.

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