Breakdown of AWS Elemental: MediaConnect, MediaConvert, MediaLive, MediaPackage, MediaStore, and MediaTailor


AWS Elemental offers a suite of cloud-based video transport, processing, and delivery tools to ease the infrastructure demands facing most content creators

If you’re looking for a cloud-based, comprehensive suite of tools to transport, prepare, process, and deliver video, AWS Elemental should be your top choice. These versatile tools are meant to replace the costly hardware that was once a requirement to process and deliver high-quality video across multiple screens.

Below we’ll break down all of the different AWS Elemental offerings to show you just how comprehensive this set of tools can be for any organization looking to quickly scale their video content operations.

Tools to help your organization scale its video content

Below are the various tools that make up the AWS Elemental suite of products. Each of these offerings used in tandem will allow you, regardless of the size of your organization, to instantly create video streams that were once only reserved for large multi-national organizations with massive hardware-based video infrastructure.

AWS Elemental MediaConnect

In the past content creators were forced to rely on expensive satellite or fiber connections to send content either to the cloud or to their partners for distribution. Some organizations have longed to leverage the power of IP infrastructure to transport video, but both reliability and scalability have been a challenge.

AWS Elemental MediaConnect allows organizations to have the reliability that they’re used to with satellite or fiber, but with the flexibility of IP based networks. Easily ingest video on-site using MediaConnect and transport it to a wide array of different platforms including TV partners, or over-the-top services. MediaConnect allows you to focus on the content itself as opposed to the massively complex transport architecture.

AWS Elemental MediaConvert

With AWS Elemental MediaConvert, users have access to a video transcoding service allowing multiscreen and on-demand content creation at scale. Thanks to MediaConvert, users can input their source content into the tool, which then outputs it into a variety of formats viewable across a myriad of different devices.

AWS Elemental MediaLive

AWS Elemental MediaLive gives users the ability to create a high-quality live video for instant delivery to all types of devices such as smartphones, TVs, set-top boxes, and tablets. Live video is encoded in real time and compressed into smaller video formats depending on the bandwidth and device constraints of your viewers.

AWS Elemental MediaPackage

AWS Elemental MediaPackage allows you to prepare and protect your video to be delivered over the internet. With a single video source, MediaPackage can create multiple video streams to be played on smartphones, TVs, computers, game consoles, and tablets. Users will have access to common features such as pause, rewind, start over, etc., similar to those found on DVR systems. In addition, AWS Elemental MediaPackage also offers full support for Digital Rights Management, which allows video creators to better protect their content. Furthermore, MediaPackage has instant scalability to ensure that regardless of load, your end users will not experience any streaming issues.

AWS Elemental MediaStore

AWS Elemental MediaStore provides an AWS powered storage service that’s optimized entirely for live and on-demand media. You’ll have access to the low latency and high performance that you’ve become accustomed to when it comes to any AWS service. Regardless of the demands of your media delivery workloads, AWS Elemental MediaStore is up to the task.

AWS Elemental MediaTailor

Today personalization is incredibly important, especially when it comes to online advertisements. Thanks to AWS Elemental MediaTailor, video creators can use individually targeted ads embedded directly into their live or on-demand video. Both the video as well as the advertisements will be delivered with broadcast-grade video quality, allowing content creators to easily and instantly monetize their video content.

Ready to give AWS Elemental a try?

If you’re intrigued by all the many features available with AWS Elemental, reach out to the CloudHesive team today for more information. As preferred AWS partners, we’ve helped countless organizations safely and efficiently migrate their video operations to the cloud. Why can’t your organization be next? Call us today at 800-860-2040 to begin the process of breaking free from the costly hinderances found with most on-premises video hardware applications.

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