Mecano Project - SDN GRID for WAN
Increasingly, professionals in the media industry collaborate from various locations. Animation movies, for instance, are typically developed in a decentralized way – i.e. by designers working in parallel and often located far apart.
For this to work, they need an infrastructure that allows them to share large amounts of video easily, cost-effectively and rapidly, ideally even in real time. They need this to work seamlessly over great distances and with a guaranteed quality of service (QoS).
Wide-area networks (WAN) come closest to answering these needs. But current WAN solutions still suffer from a number of shortcomings, including limitations on distance, QoS and operational efficiency.
The MECaNO project was designed to address these shortcomings. This has resulted in the building blocks for the world’s first WAN that guarantees a 100% QoS.
It uses the network’s full capacity (with zero loss) and guarantees the delivery of IP-media content within deadlines, at any distance.
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