Red Hat rolls out Sky News content delivery system

Enterprise Virtualisation, Red Hat Satellite paired in all-in-one solution

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Red Hat rolls out Sky News content delivery system Balakrishnan: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualisation offers a no-compromise virtualisation solution.
By  Stephen McBride Published  October 20, 2014

Red Hat, Inc today announced that BSkyB's Sky News has deployed Red Hat Enterprise Virtualisation and Red Hat Satellite in two data centres.

Sky News' TV station reaches an audience of 107m viewers in 118 countries, according to Red Hat. The broadcast channel took the decision to upgrade infrastructure in a bid to improve multiplatform delivery. Broadcasting, publishing and real-time news had originally been delivered from a centralised platform, but Sky hoped migration to a virtualised environment would enhance "scalability, flexibility and resiliency" for IT administrators and users.

"Red Hat Enterprise Virtualisation offers a no-compromise virtualisation solution with industry-leading performance coupled with a compelling ROI," said Radhesh Balakrishnan, general manager, Virtualisation and OpenStack, Red Hat.

"We are pleased to work with Sky News and combine the functionality of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualisation and Red Hat Satellite to power an infrastructure designed to meet their growing needs."

 "Our speed of change used to be measured in months," added James Murphy, technology delivery manager, Sky News.

"Since deploying Red Hat solutions, it's measured in weeks and even days, making us more responsive, not just to breaking new stories and world events, but to changes in market and audience demands, too. Working with Red Hat really was a true partnership. The amount of help and support we received from Red Hat gave us the confidence to move forward with our virtualisation project, even though it was different from most other companies' approaches."

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